Depression Resources

This is by no means an exhaustive list of depression resources, books, articles, and videos about depression and the treatment of depression but it is a good start for anyone looking to educate themselves about what depression is, best treatment options for those who struggle with depression, and some techniques that appear to work in the short term for managing specific depression symptoms.


Styron, W. (1992). Darkness Visible. New York: Vintage

Karp, D. A. (1997). Speaking of sadness: Depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness. New York, US: Oxford University Press.

Harris, R. (2008). The happiness trap: How to stop struggling and start living. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications

Healy, D. (1999). The antidepressant era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Jamison, K. R. (1995). An unquiet mind: A memoir of moods and madness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Maisel, E. (2012). Rethinking depression: How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Horwitz, A. V. & Wakefield, J. C. (2007). The loss of sadness: How psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kirsch, I. (2011). The emperor’s new drugs: Exploding the antidepressant myth. New York: Basic Books.

Solomon, A. (2002). The noonday demon: An atlas of depression. New York: Scribner.

Greenberg, G. (2010). Manufacturing depression: The secret history of a modern disease. New York: Simon & Schuster.


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