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Depression is a debilitating disease that affects as many as 20 million Americans in a year. It can take a terrible toll on health as well as on family and work relationships. Many drugs are prescribed to treat depression, but the evidence is not impressive that they offer most patients great benefit.
Our guest, Dr. Stephen Ilardi, has come up with a number of non-drug approaches that may work at least as well as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression. These lifestyle modifications require effort, but they are inexpensive and don’t have dangerous side effects. Could the cure to depression be within your grasp?
Guest: Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD, is associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas. His book is The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs.
Links for Dr. Ilardi:
The Depression Cure/ Amazon page:
The book’s homepage: www.thedepressioncurebook.com
His university homepage:
The page for Therapeutic Lifestyle Change: www.psych.ku.edu/TLC
His Psychology Today blog page:
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