Depression is a disease of civilization: Stephen Ilardi at TEDxEmory


Dr. Stephen Ilardi is a professor of clinical psychology and the author of The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1995, and has since served on the faculties of the University of Colorado and (presently) the University of Kansas.

  • Tone Tone (69) August 28, 2015

    This video could be summed up in one word: Technology. Our advanced technology separates us and prevents us from doing these anti-depression techniques.

  • Peter (0) November 25, 2015

    I wonder if videochatting with loved ones constitutes the healthy “face time” that he recommends.

    • Jordan Bates (4,436)A November 25, 2015

      i kind of doubt it. it’s a pretty damn good stand-in, but i don’t think it replaces the intangible vitality of an unmediated eye-to-eye conversation.