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Depression - The Learning Path
"Get The Whole Picture and Beat Depression For Good"
IF YOU suffer from clinical depression, the Learning Path will greatly improve your chances of beating it for good. It takes about an hour or so to go the three sections and you will come through with a good understanding of depression and how it works, and how best to treat it.
We are sharing this information with you because when we use it with our depressed patients, it is incredibly effective at helping them get rid of their depression. That's why we ask you to stick with us right through the Learning Path even though an hour of reading may seem daunting right now. Here's a bit of feedback to motivate you!
A Comment from a Happy Follower of the Learning Path
"I can say without exception that this is the best article I have EVER read about depression and how to beat it. And I have read many, having been a depressive for over 40 years!"
(When Sandra wrote in May 2002, the site had just been launched.)
One of the biggest obstacles to beating depression is the huge amount of inaccurate information in both popular culture and, amazingly, the medical profession. Therefore, a lot of what you read in the Learning Path may challenge your existing ideas about depression.
Before you embark on the Path, you should be fully aware that this information is for educational purposes only, to be used in a similar way that you would use a book in a library. Its creators are not medically trained, and it is not intended to replace medical advice. Please read the disclaimer before continuing.
By taking the Learning Path you will:
- Learn the truth about antidepressants, and the truth about how effective they are.
- Find out what a major US government study recommends for the treatment of depression - the results may astound you, especially if you've seen a doctor or counselor.
- Protect yourself from damaging forms of therapy and counseling, and learn how to find a good therapist.
- Understand how depression works - it often makes people feel much better right away.
- Discover what you can do to help lift your own depression.
- And much much more. If you have problems with depression, the best way to beat it for good is to become an expert!
It will take you an hour or so to complete the Learning Path, so please set aside the time to complete the Path properly. Like the proverbial elephant, the best way to go through the information is a bit at a time, so why not grab a coffee and go through the first section now? It could be the most important 20 minutes you have ever spent.
Are you short of time or concentration now?
Ensure you don't miss something vital with the Depression Learning Path Email Guide.
The Depression Learning Path is pretty long - we realise that. We have done our best to whittle it down to the essentials, but there is a lot you need to know about depression.
As well as a lot of really positive comments from visitors to the site (thank you everyone - it really helps us keep motivated!), we have also heard from time to time that it can be difficult to concentrate all the way through the Path in one sitting.
And that's not that surprising. Depression can make it difficult to focus for extended periods.
That's why we have created the Learning Path Email Guide. Subscribe to the 'Guide' below and you will get an email every 2 days, leading you step-by-step through the Learning Path and pointing out the most important points in each section to ensure you don't miss anything vital.
Your Privacy is Ensured
The emails will have the subject line 'Step 1 of Your Learning Path Guide' and will be from Mark Tyrrell, one of the creators of this site. That way, your subscription will be confidential from others glancing at your computer, in case this is important to you.
We will use your email address purely for the purposes of sending you the Guide and keeping you updated with developments on the site. You can be assured that your email address will be kept completely private.
(If you are really, really pushed for time, but want an overview, jump to the most important page of the Path - Understanding Depression. Please come back and do the rest of the path later though, or subscribe above to get a reminder.)
Or, you can also download a printable pdf version of the Depression Learning Path here.
How The Learning Path Works
At the bottom of every page, you will see a Learning Path link...
...that will take you to the next step. Once you have finished the Path, you will be asked if you would like to review any part. At any stage, you can use the link at the bottom left to go back a step.
Your Map to the Depression Learning Path
Below is an index to all the parts of the Learning Path. You will be returned to this index once you have completed the Path in case you want to review any particular section. For now, we recommend you start at the beginning.
Click on the icon above to start the Learning Path. The table below shows you the steps on the Path.
Section 1 - Depression Information
You'll start by getting a complete overview of all the relevant facts about depression.
This will ensure you have an accurate picture as a foundation for the rest of the Learning Path.
Section 2 - Understanding Depression. How Depression Works
Probably the most important part in overcoming depression, a clear understanding of how it works, and what it actually is.
Section 3 - Treating Depression - Drugs and Psychotherapy
With all the available treatments out there, it's vital you can negotiate the minefield of drugs, therapies and counseling.
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- Depression FAQ
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Testimonials for the Learning Path
"You have given me a lot of hope so thank you. I have requested that the 'steps' be sent to my email too as I feel it would be helpful and supportive if I went through the learning path again with guidance. I have received the first email and found it incredibly supportive - it felt like someone understood because of the personal email."
"You have done full justice to different areas of relevance-therapy, medication. And incorporated latest findings on these - from the pros and cons of medications (especially their lack of effectiveness on a long term basis) and a clear way of assessing therapy."