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The Depression Cure Audiobook

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

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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 Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need.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.

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©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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    Jason M. 01-23-17
    Jason M. 01-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So very helpful"

    Being able to listen to the last half of this book helped me finish it, which is already difficult when you have depression. The book itself has a realistic approach to getting over depression and I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Signal Hill, CA, United States 12-13-16
    Tom Signal Hill, CA, United States 12-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "interesting with specific skill sets presented"

    Good step-by-step analysis of the processes of depression. Systematically analyzes and addresses steps that can be taken immediately and long-term for a more satisfying life. Good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Hopkins USA 09-14-16
    T. Hopkins USA 09-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Simply phenomenal"

    No dislikes. Informational was simple to understand, follow, and digest. Love the practical advice and techniques

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    sara 09-12-16
    sara 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book!"

    This book was extremely informative. Although I have battled depression for what seems like my whole life. There was a lot of new information and "ah ha!" moments. My boyfriend and I shared a greater portion of a long drive listening to the depression cure together and found it to be a great wealth of knowledge for him to here and understand what I've been going through for such a long time. He is my volunteered amateur TLC coach. Along with everything I already know about depression and the all strategies I have put into place before reading this book, I hope the TLC protocol will be the cherry on top to finally banish this dreaded illness!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eng 01-06-14
    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Covert Sequim, WA USA 04-30-14
    Richard Covert Sequim, WA USA 04-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Every Person Useful"

    I started to write this (the program) is just common sense. No put down intended. Many of the steps are obvious. However, often we need reminders, pointers to useful ideas to incorporate into our lives. The book lists six research supported steps to a fuller life whether depressed or not.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Matt 01-06-14
    Matt 01-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Well written and a great plan"
    What did you love best about The Depression Cure?

    Easy to listen to, lots of real life examples, plan is easy to follow


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it works


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

    N/A, this is a self help book


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

    Made me think about my life


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 04-26-17
    Adam 04-26-17
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    "Very honest, thoughtful and practical."
    What did you love best about The Depression Cure?

    The pragmatic approach for healthy living behavior is really beneficial.


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

    Unsure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The six steps. Simple practical attempts to make it happen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no but fairly quickly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Canada 04-10-17
    Tracy Canada 04-10-17 Member Since 2016

    A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!

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    Would you listen to The Depression Cure again? Why?

    I really found this book helpful and encouraging. I am listening to it again now, and will probably go back to it again several times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    TLC - Therapeutic Lifestyle Change. There is good research on Depression, and Ilardi provides clear, actionable advice -exercise, eat well, get sleep, get socially connected, take Omega-3s, etc.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    NA


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this almost all in one go. It was easy to digest, made good sense, and felt very doable. I definitely notice improvements when I've been active, when I go out.


    Any additional comments?

    Google Ilardi's TED talk and learn more about TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Change).

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    Nathan Felder 03-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book, must-read for those with depression."

    This was a great book with lots of practical suggestions.read this book and get better.

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