How is mental health dealt with by Bhuddists? Is it believed to be a tangible issue e.g. imbalances of chemicals in the brain? Or an issue of the spirit (not sure if spirit is the right word)?
Is treatment with western medicine (i.e. antidepressants/mood stabilizers, talk therapy) condemned or accepted?
Is there stigma surrounding these illnesses like in the western culture?
Is depression thought of an extreme form of dukkha or similar?
How are hypomania/major depressive episodes handled?
I hope this makes sense, thanks :)