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Further Resources and Information on Depression


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The largest research organization in the world that focuses on mental health diseases.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illness. Local branches often give guidance to finding treatment.

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
Purpose is to educate patients, families, and the public concerning the nature of depressive illnesses.

National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc.
A foundation that informs the public about depressive illness and its treatments and promotes programs of research, education, and treatment.

National Mental Health Association

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
A non-profit organization that supports research on depression and other mental health problems.

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

Canadian Mental Health Association

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression and Related Affected Disorders Association

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Postpartum Support International

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dedicated to helping youth and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental problems.

American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry

Mental Health America


A public education campaign to tell Americans the truth about depression

Depression research studies identified through the U.S. National Library of Medicine's link to federally and privately funded studies worldwide.

Depression screening


Self-Help Books

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-step Program
by William J. Knaus and Albert Ellis

Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed
by Claudia J. Strauss and Martha Manning

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back
by Michael E., Ph.D. Addis and Christopher R. Martell

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
by Stephen S. Ilardi

Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond
by Anne Sheffield

Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life
by Joan Mathews Larson

How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout
by Anne Sheffield, Mike Wallace, and Donald F. Klein

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living
by Kirk D. Strosahl and Patricia J. Robinson

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated
by David D. Burns

Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression
by James S. Gordon

Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda
by Nancy Liebler and Sandra Moss

Unmasking Male Depression: Recognizing the Root Cause to Many Problem Behaviors Such as Anger, Resentment, Abusiveness, Silence, Addictions, and Sexual Compulsiveness
by Archibald D. Hart

Depression For Dummies
by Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliott

Healing Anxiety and Depression
by Daniel G. Amen and Lisa C. Routh

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition
by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew McKay

Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes
by Therese Johnson Borchard

What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed, Second Edition: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide
by Mitch Golant Ph.D. and Susan K. Golant



Depression Associated with General Medical Conditions