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

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of 21st-century life.
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Publisher's Summary

In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of 21st-century life.

Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cure program has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2009 Stephen S. Bardi (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Practical, straightforward, grounded in persuasive research, this book is recommended for anyone seeking an alternative approach to treating depression." (Library Journal)

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    Carol North Bay Village, FL, United States 05-06-13
    Carol North Bay Village, FL, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Thank God for an answer that doesn't involve Rx!!!"
    What did you love best about The Depression Cure?

    It works!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Depression Cure?

    Realizing that I was not going to be at the mercy of the traditional prescribing medical community or a basket case!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    TLC - Easy to remember. Six easy steps to recovering without drugs.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dale United States 01-07-13
    Dale United States 01-07-13
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    "Clear, Concise, Common Sense help for depression"
    Any additional comments?

    I looked into several books on depression and this one had the most practical, common sense approach of them all. In general it contains a lot of good advice for taking care of your body and mind even if you don't suffer from depression. I highly recommend this for anyone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 08-05-13
    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Eye opener!"
    Would you listen to The Depression Cure again? Why?

    Yes, I plan too. Because of all the good information. You will learn more about depression than you ever thought possible. I found myself saying "oh my God I do that!" over and over again. I found out more about myself and why I think or do what I do! I began seeing a difference in my depression within 1 day of listening to this book. I began simply with Omega-3 vitamins and once I felt better I worked my way up to sunny day walks. I am now socializing again and feeling the happiness I once felt. I plan on slowly getting off my depression pills within the next week because I no longer feel I need them. Sometimes all it takes is the right vitamin and the right words. This guy "gets" me more than I got myself.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ANNETTE United States 02-14-13
    ANNETTE United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Depression Cure to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    What other book might you compare The Depression Cure to and why?

    Other books on depression are too complicated for those who are depressed already!


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    No favoriate


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend it for those who truly suffer and battle with depression. This will give a glimmer and then a sense of there really are remedies to help.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Derek B. A strange midwestern city, United States 12-12-12
    Derek B. A strange midwestern city, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2007

    It's simple really, I am just a guy looking to enjoy the writing and reading talents of others while raising my family the best I can, just Like most everyone else!!!

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    "I have a dear family member...."

    I have a dear family member that did me a favor, they listened from the 7:35 mark until the 25:02 point (I bookmarked it for them). That is all that I asked. I did it in an attempt to help although I knew it would only work if they were ready (ready enough) for it to work. Well, it really worked! They started the 1000mg Omega 3 vitamin that very hour and what a difference it made in her. She never ate fish, hated it, and she is allergic to nuts so she was really lacking in the fatty acids that help the brain. She also did the other thing that was mentioned, kept busy when she was thinking too deep about negative things.
    The book is over 6 hours long but was helped in the first 18 minutes, wow. What a wonderful tool for life! Thank you Dr. and Audible!!!
    P.S., I suggest reading the whole book in time!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    George 10-03-12
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    "Best self-help book on depression"

    Of all the self-help books on depression that I have read, this is by far the best. It identifies proven steps an individual can take to elevate their mood, and the author speaks with authority because he is an expert.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 12-27-13
    Mona 12-27-13
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    "Excellent book. Truly very helpful."

    This is a great book on a very dry subject. It was full of very sound, practical and "do-able" advice. Only wish the narrator had been someone else. He sounded like Rod Serling of the Twilight Zone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eng 01-06-14
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    "Simple Steps to Handle Depression with out medicat"
    What did you love best about The Depression Cure?

    Easy to follow steps and patient life stores


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Depression Cure?

    Rumination.


    Any additional comments?

    I like to keep it short and brief. This is a good program if you want resolve your depressive symptoms with out resorting to medication.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rob B 10-06-14
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    "A lightbulb went on when I heard this"
    Where does The Depression Cure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    When I Dr. Llardi descibe the symptoms and the cause I realized something profound.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CanuckT Canada 08-19-14
    CanuckT Canada 08-19-14

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    If you could sum up The Depression Cure in three words, what would they be?

    Some great advice, information and actionable content. It was easy to digest and written for regular people - not PHD's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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