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 Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need.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

©2009 Stephen S. Bardi (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"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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Better than a counselling session!!!

I got more out of this book than all the years of counselling I've had and countless books I've read. I've read reviews about a book being life changing. This is the first time I've ever felt that this book alone could help cure your depression permanently!! I've listened to this book twice in just a month. Very straight forward steps to take and able to go as quickly or slowly as you are able to go.

There is not one negative about this book.

In just a couple of weeks since I first read this book I've started taking the supplements, more aware of ruminating(harder habit to break but have greatly reduced amount), improving my eating/sleeping habits and planning to get back into working out and socializing more. I'm following most of his recommendations and I'm already noticing improvements. I'm hopeful and excited of how much better I will be and feel once I get all of them implemented !

If you suffer from depression, feeling down or just can't get yourself into gear this book is truly a game changer.

I have already recommended this book. Definitely worth the credit.

Thank you Mr IIardi you have helped me get myself up and living life again!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Clear, Concise, Common Sense help for depression

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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.

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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!

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CanuckWest

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.

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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?

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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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Hope!

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?

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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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Excellent state of the art information

Would you listen to The Depression Cure again? Why?

I was looking for the details on this particular approach to depression and the book provided it succinctly. It is a good reference source and as such I can see myself consulting it again

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is a non-fiction book describing a very specific approach to depression

What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator was adequate

2 of 2 people found this review helpful