I'm not sure where you got these ideas on Psychologists and Psychology from, but they paint a picture which is completely false. Maybe what you said was true back in the 1950's. Psychologists don't see "talking" as a solution to depression. They've got many drug-free therapies to help someone. Here's a couple links which cover some of the best ones: Which Therapy is Best for Depression? https://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/depression-faq/which-therapy-is-best-for-depression/ Overcoming depression: How psychologists help with depressive disorders https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/depression.aspx Also, Psychologists don't just have drug-free solutions but they have a financial incentive to help their patients without the use of drugs. Due to their inability to prescribe drugs they risk losing a paying patient by referring them to a psychiatrist.