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THE DEPRESSION CURE This page intentionally left blank STEPHEN S. ILARDI , PhD TH E DEPRESSION CURE The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression. Editorial Reviews. Review. echecs16.info "[Ilardi's] program helps patients reclaim six ancient lifestyle elements that can improve or eradicate depression. Ilardi landed at Duke, where he was drawn to depression-treatment research. After a postdoctoral position at the University of Colorado, Ilardi joined the KU.
Why anxiety and depression together?
Well, because they often occur together. In fact, they occur so often together that people will mistake one for the other.
A close friend of mine recently spent the better part of a year constantly complaining of anxiety and stress, and upon a couple months of therapy, discovered that she had actually been deeply depressed. So anxiety and depression are like two peas in a pod. Sonny and Cher.
Bonnie and Clyde. Piss and vinegar. The book is a lot to take in. I had no idea the depths this thing can reach.
Had I read it while depressed myself, it would have surely given me more hope for my own situation, as well as helped me navigate getting myself out of it. I enjoyed it because my brain and writing sometimes operates in the same way. Wilson has suffered from bipolar disorder, eating disorders, manic episodes, and intermittent depression.
But the anxiety has always been there. Intensely there.
Note: This book is not out yet in some countries. I see this book mentioned everywhere. It was quite influential on me when I read it years and years ago and I was upset recently to find out that I had inadvertently ripped off one of the exercises in it in my Self-Knowledge PDF it has since been fixed and credited appropriately.
ACT is a relatively new form of therapy that argues that the key to dealing with depression, anxiety, or addiction is to not necessarily to remove bad feelings, but rather to develop mental tools and habits to simply weather them more effectively. To me, ACT is one of a number of more recent developments in psychology that incorporates some of the benefits of mindfulness , with a zest of eastern philosophy thrown in.
The writing is clear and fun, and the exercises are engaging. In my opinion, the best pop psychology books bring some humor and humanity to the subject, and this is one of the few books that pulls that off really well. It must also be ruled out that the symptoms are not caused by another medical condition, such as a thyroid problem, or due to the direct effects of a drug or medication.
So doctors may do a blood test, or test the thyroid to make sure it's functioning properly, according to the Mayo Clinic. And lastly, doctors look at whether "the symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning," according to the DSM. Treatment Surveys have shown that up to half of Americans with depression don't get medical help for their condition.
Left untreated, major depression can set off a chain of social, emotional and health consequences that add to patients' overall stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, these include alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, social isolation and relationship conflicts, work or school difficulties, or suicide. Depression treatment may involve psychotherapy therapy, medications, or a combination of the two.
Medication: Prescription drugs, called antidepressants, help alter mood by affecting naturally occurring brain chemicals. There are several categories of antidepressants, but doctors often start with a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs , and may try other medications if the patient's condition didn't improve.
SSRIs target the brain's serotonin, a signaling chemical neurotransmitter that studies have found to be involved in depression. This class of medication includes fluoxetine commonly known as Prozac , sertraline Zoloft , paroxetine Paxil , escitalopram Lexapro and citalopram Celexa.
Side effects, which are usually temporary, include changes in sexual desire, digestive problems, headache, insomnia and nervousness. Medications take time — usually 2 to 4 weeks — to work, and often symptoms such as appetite, concentration problems and sleep improve before people may notice mood changes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy or counseling, this treatment has been shown to help some patients with depression.
Several studies have suggested that combining psychotherapy and medication together works best for treating people with severe depression. Different types of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps a person change negative thought patterns and replace them with healthier ones, as well as interpersonal therapy, which is designed to help someone understand and work through difficult relationships, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Another form of psychotherapy is problem-solving therapy, which involves coming up with realistic solutions to cope with stressful situations. Less common treatments: For patients with severe depression who have not responded to any medication or psychotherapy, doctors may consider transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS , according to the Mayo Clinic. TMS involves receiving brief magnetic pulses on the scalp to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that are thought to be involved in mood regulation and depression.