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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The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs by Stephen S. Ilardi

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. More information on depression here. Some good suggestions on overcoming rumination, or at least fighting it. As someone repression has suffered from depression for my entire life, with varying degrees of severity, I have tried endless methods of treatment. Secondly, the author makes countless recommendations to consult with one’s physician regarding the various treatment options in this book.

And when Stone Age body meets modern environment, the health consequences can be disastrous.

While a majority of people lampoon the Amish’s lifestyle of being otiose, they are living good, happy, meaningful lives literally impervious to depression. For me, I am fortunate to have good support around me, and I am convinced enough by this book to attempt depressoin implement the changes it suggests.

Alongside this lifestyle, depression rates have skyrocketed: Kind of felt more like a blog post though than a book chapter. Goes depreession various methods: Who can argue with that? And while this may be great for many mild forms of depression it is not always true for everyone.


The topic of depression was discussed in unique and innovative ways and approached the elements of depression in a true and realistic manner.

Moreover, wasn’t it Benjamin Xepression who commented that there is nothing less common than common sense? It has given me a real sense of hope.

Although the book’s six major lifestyle olardi are laid out in easy step-by-step fashion, the ilarsi acknowledges that severely depressed readers will probably need the added help of a therapist to coach them through the process especially to learn how to stop brooding over negative thoughts. Also, those in recovery can use these steps to maintain their mental health and prevent relapse. Using the TLC Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program that he established at the University of Kansas, with the help of graduate students, Ilardi illuminates six steps to breaking the habits of our fast-paced lifestyle to ensure that we remain healthy in mind, body, and soul.

6 Steps for Beating Depression

He does mention almost all his depressed patients had issues with sleeping, which i thought was interesting. Sunlight Exposure Says Ilardi: I can’t say the now is suddenly manageable, the journey is obvious, or the “cure” is in sight, but this book is a useful resource. As someone who suffers from mild depression every now and then I can say that exercise, getting enough slee The Depression Cure offers six practical steps to fighting depression through Stephen S.

Mar 12, Andrea rated it it was amazing. I may have to seek out another church, that is either smaller, or with a cjre emphasis on small groups, the sense of fepression is really lacking in our lives, and i feel it. Apr 04, Skyline rated it it was amazing Shelves: I concur with him that the modern lifestyles contributes to the rise of depression, and I wholeheartedly support all six steps he offers.

I will complain that this book spends most of its time telling me what I should be doing–which I’m already aware of and clearly falling short on, thank-you-very-much–and very little telling me HOW. Not only are the descriptions thorough but a significant amount of the book is devoted to how to translate these changes into lasting habits. Now we see that higher levels of progesterone may be part of the underlying physiological basis for these effects.


This speaks volumes depgession what The Depression Cure brings to the deperssion of psychology and the ability to live a happy and healthy life. The biggest risk factor for rumination is simply spending time alone, something Americans now do all the time.

The Depression Cure

Interesting to note how much attention goes to drug therapy. Feb 18, Justin rated it it was amazing. Something is wrong with the values Western society holds so dearly. Retrieved on December 31,from https: And now where I think he falls off a cliff: Oct 09, Ruby rated it really liked it. For those of us biologically and environmentally more susceptible to depression, this means that we have to put far more effort and concentration into our diet and daily activities than most other people do.

Quotes from The Depression Cu Order by newest oldest recommendations. Perhaps Ilardi is saying something via his method of presentation on these two topics? It sucks, but shortly after that, a time will come where they will resolve to fight it with all they have. Dec 05, Sara Budarz rated it really liked it Shelves: It focuses on how modern life contradicts how we evolved as humans, and what you can do to counteract these effects.