James Gordon M.D. on the 7 Stages of Healing Depression without Antidepressants
Depression is not like diabetes and the promise of antidepressants as a cure just doesn’t hold water.
That’s the assessment of James Gordon, M.D. and he should know. Jim is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression and professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
So what really works?
A customized combination of complementary approaches like acupuncture, meditation and relaxation practices, sound nutrition, creative imagery, movement, and physical exercise are effective. And the key factor, according to Jim, is a constant—the client must take an active role in the process. Here’s one quick example of a technique that makes Jim’s approach so effective.
This clip is taken from our Making the Mind-Body Connection in Therapy Webcast series with Rubin Naiman, Amy Weintraub, Elisha Goldstein, Joan Klagsbrun, James Gordon, Richard Brown, and Patricia Gerbarg. For 2 weeks only, we’re making this 6-session Webcast series available for only $99. It’s part of our Mind-Body-Soul Webcast Special.