Social connectedness is important to Ilardi. In The Depression Cure, he argues that the brain mistakenly interprets the pain of depression as an. In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone. Upon reading Stephan Ilardi’s book The Depression Cure, a quote from Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club continued to pop up in my mind. In one chapter, a.

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Oct 03, Mikey rated it it was ok. Interweaving the stories of many who have fought-and won-the battle against this debilitating illness, this groundbreaking book can illuminate the path to lifting the fog once and for all for you or a loved one. To make matters worse, studies have shown that antidepressants work fewer than half the depressed patients who try them. You must find it within yourself to change, only then, when following the TLC program meticulously, will you have a good chance in conquering this debilitating malady.

Most important, everyone — not just those suffering from depression — should use this program. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A useful book for almost everyone, since we would all love to be happier!

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Human bodies are still evolutionarily adapted for the environment of ancient hunting and gathering. I found certain passages sensible, certain parts worthy of further consideration, and certain sections grit-my-teeth stupid, patronizing, annoying, and written in a tone that only a True Believer That question, “What did you think?

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Physical Exercise You all know where I stand on exercise: In case you are interested, but too tired or short on time to read it yourself, the six steps are: To ask other readers questions about The Depression Cureplease sign up. The recommendations depresdion easy things to do, and they are not just cognitive-behavioral things but rather distinct and practical changes you can make.


The Depression Cure offers six practical steps to fighting depression through Stephen S. Most likely harmless junk, but again I’d want verification from another source before I even considered buying one.

If you follow the six steps that Ilardi explains in great detail and read the case studies that prove its success, you will not only find your life fuller with happiness, but may actually prevent the onset of future depression.

How to beat depression – without drugs

Even the author suggests that, at the very least, there may be a place for medication in the short term treatment of severe cases and that, while he argues that talk therapy is much less effective than most people depressiom lead to believe, no one who is truly clinically depressed should undertake this program without the guidance and approval of a medical doctor, if not a ilardu therapist.

The only two complaints I have about this book is the efficacy of the treatment techniques without the aid of psychotropic medication. Rumination In the last part he present a weekly step-by-step program to incorporate all the techniques he talk about. Isn’t it obvious that more sleep, exercise and social connectedness are good for you?

Or, you might make a point to socialize frequently, but you surround yourself with what he calls “toxic ilrdi relationships that actually make depression worse these are far more ubiquitous than you might realize. Now we see that higher levels of progesterone may be part of the underlying deprdssion basis for these effects.

Because according to Ilardi, the drugs simply don’t work. Thus, I record my thoughts of the book, but leave the “rating” area blank.

Deprdssion just the teething stage that might trip people up, in my opinion. This is a common theme in industrialized societies. In fact, each one is included in my step program for beating depression.


I like a clean TOC. Also partly based on our gender. When sleep deprivation continues for days or weeks at a time, it can interfere with our ability to think clearly. Stick to a sleep schedule and wake up cjre the same time give or take an hourdaily, curee on weekends. I think that the techniques that are postulated in this book may work, but may not be effective enough to combat the problem of depression sans medication.

The Depression Cure is a must read and a book that should be read outside of the house, on a sunny day off from work, surrounded by nature, and in the company of a great companion. Researchers have compared aerobic exercise and Zoloft head to head in the treatment of depression. I want to understand it, understand my brain, understand how to combat it, understand how to accept it.

There are a lot of snake oil merchants out there, particularly in mental health. I’m still reading this book, so that should tell you. Now the goal is to keep it that way. As someone who suffers from mild depression every now and then I can say that exercise, getting enough sleep, and having a social support system are all invaluable to maintaining a happy mindset. Recently Rick Nauert posted the results of a recent University of Michigan study on how gossip does us good.

It’s not new agey or woo, just practical. Depression Mental health features. And the mood stabilizer by itself was not enough to bring me out of a suicidal depression.