The Depression Cure

The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

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By Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD

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The Depression Cure will change the way we think about and manage depression.

Since the first edition of The Depression Cure was published, depression rates have continued to skyrocket especially after the upheaval of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Worldwide, depression and anxiety increased by 25%. In 2020, nearly 20 million adults in the US suffered from a depressive episode. And one in four Americans suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen 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 twenty‑first 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 Ilardi prescribes an easy‑to‑follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need with these six components:
  • Brain Food ·Don't Think, Do
  • Antidepressant Exercise ·
  • Let There Be Light
  • Get Connected
  • Habits of Healthy Sleep

Dr. Ilardi's holistic approach has been met with great success rates, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications. For anyone looking to supplement their treatment, The Depression Cure offers hope and a practical path to wellness for anyone.

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  • Bookviews.com
    “[Ilardi’s] program helps patients reclaim six ancient lifestyle elements that can improve or eradicate depression. These include a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the critical building blocks for brain structure and function; enjoyable activities that keep us from dwelling on negative thoughts; exercise that stimulates important brain chemicals; sufficient sunlight exposure to keep the body’s clock in sync; social support to avoid isolation; and healthy sleep habits that allow the brain and body to recover. It works for me and it will work for you!”

     
  • Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger
    “This book isn’t just about depression. Dr. Ilardi’s program can help all of us live with more zest and a greater sense of well-being.”

     
  • "Dr. Ilardi reminds us that our bodies shouldn't be sleep-deprived, or subjected to poor diets and frenzied twenty-first-century life...The book describes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that follows a clear system to what our bodies need."
    Huffington Post

On Sale
Aug 5, 2025
Page Count
304 pages
Publisher
Hachette Go
ISBN-13
9780306832925

Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD

About the Author

Stephen Ilardi received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University, and has spent the past two decades as an active researcher, university professor, and clinician. He has treated several hundred patients suffering from depressive illness and other serious disorders, and has authored over forty scholarly articles and papers on mental illness. Dr. Ilardi and his clinical research team developed and refined a highly effective program for clinical depression: Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC), an innovative treatment is grounded in the insight that human beings were never designed for the sedentary, indoor, socially isolated, sleep-deprived, fast-food-laden, frenzied pace of 21st-century American life. Dr. Ilardi lives in Kansas.

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