Illnesses

Depression

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Depression
from Life Extension Foundation
Recommended   Detailed

Depression
from MayoClinic.com

Adolescent Depression
from Internet Mental Health

What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed: A Guide for Students
from NIMH

Depression: Key Insights for the Elderly Part I
by Barry Bittman, M.D.

Depression: Key Insights for the Elderly Part II
by Barry Bittman, M.D.

Articles by Joseph Mercola, D.O.
How Do You Know If You're Depressed?

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Treatment Options for Healing Depression

Defeating Depression: As Easy As Omega-3

Exercise Better Than Drugs at Relieving Depression

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Depression

PATIENTS' STORIES
Voices of Depression
by Andrew Fineberg
A collection of writings by people suffering from depression

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES

Integrative Medicine & Psychiatry
by Ronald R. Parks, M.D.

An Integrative Medicine Approach to Mild to Moderate Depression
by Lynn Durand, M.D.

Vitamins Help Treat Depression
from BBC News

Depression, Anxiety And A.D.D.: Natural Alternatives to Prozac, Valium & Ritalin
by Carolyn DeMarco, M.D.

Herbal Medicine for Depression
by Janet Zand L.Ac., O.M.D.

Treating Depression with St. John's Wort
by Alan Pressman, D.C.

Rapid Recovery from Depression Using Magnesium Treatment
by George Eby
Lots of information, not just on magnesium.

Advice for Friends and Family

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness
by Rebecca Woolis, MFCC

How Family and Friends Can Help the Depressed Person
from HealthyPlace.com

What To Say or Do for Someone Who Is Depressed
from HealthyPlace.com

Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed
Compiled by Bill Wilhelmi

Best Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed
Compiled by Bill Wilhelmi

OTHER RESOURCES

American Psychological Association

Andrew Fineberg's Depression Web Site

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression Central by Ivan Goldberg, M.D.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Institute of Mental Health

St. John's Wort Information

Wing of Madness

Podcasts
Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Schachter on Depression 12-1-06

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Syd Baumel, Dealing with Depression Naturally: Alternatives and Complementary Therapies for Restoring Emotional Health

 

David D. Burns, M.D., Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives

Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., The Antidepressant Survival Guide: The Clinically Proven Program to Enhance the Benefits and Beat the Side Effectsof Your Medication

Richard O'Connor, Ph.D., Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You

Carl Curt Pfeiffer, M.D., Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., The Instinct to Heal : Curing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy Andrew L. Stoll, M.D., The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-depression Diet and Brain Program

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