Depression

Healthy Skeptic articles

selected offsite articles

  • Efficacy of Antidepressants in Adults
  • The Emperor’s New Drugs: An Analysis of Antidepressant Medication Data Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration
  • Antidepressants: A Triumph of Marketing Over Science?
  • Antidepressants and Placebos: Secrets, Revelations, and Unanswered Questions
  • Do Antidepressants Cure or Create Abnormal Brain States?
  • The Antidepressant Debate
  • Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientiļ¬c Literature

Books: serotonin hypothesis & antidepressants

  • America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics And How We’ve Been Deceived, by Timothy Scott Ph.D
  • Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent, by Grace Jackson M.D.
  • The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatmentby Joanna Moncrieff, M.D.
  • Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs, by Peter Breggin M.D.
  • Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex, by Peter Breggin M.D.
  • Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health, by Elliot Valenstein Ph.D

Books: holistic treatment of depression

  • Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, by James S. Gordon M.D.
  • The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth, by Cheri Huber
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, by Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Spiritual Emergency (New Consciousness Reader), by Stanislav Grof M.D.
  • Turning Suffering Inside Out, by Darlene Cohen
  • When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron

tapes & cds

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • “Mini-Moves” (great for daytime relaxation & improving sleep)
  • Unconditional Self-Acceptance

nutrition

  • Principles of Healthy Diets

handouts

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