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Depression, the most important public health issue in the world.

Do therapists have a responsibility to educate people about society's role in generating unprecedented levels of depression?

PNND-01Can Mood Science Save Us?

By Jonathan Rottenberg

It’s time to get beyond simplistic notions about “chemical imbalances” and finally reckon with how deeply rooted depression is in the uncertainties and false values of our 21st-century consumer culture.

PNND-02The Invention of a Modern Malaise

By Scott Stossel

Life today is, in many ways, easier than it used to be. Therefore, shouldn’t we be less anxious than we once were?

PNND-03Escaping the Trance of Depression

By Bill O’Hanlon

Depressed clients repeat the same thoughts, activities, feelings, and experiences again and again, as if entranced. Good depression treatment is largely about awakening them from this bad trance.

PNND-04Depression as a Chronic Condition

By Margaret Wehrenberg

Evidence continues to accumulate that many people with depression suffer bouts of it all their lives, even after a good response to therapy. So what if we give up the idea of cure and opt for the idea of management?

PNND-05Two Perspectives on How It Works

By Mary Sykes Wylie

While widely acknowledged to be the most empirically supported therapy ever invented, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often criticized for being too rigid and mechanical. Not so, say two of its foremost practitioners.

PNND-06A Step-by-Step Approach to Treating Depression

An Interview with Judith Beck

PNND-07Helping Depressed Clients Make Better Choices

An Interview with Michael Yapko

The Many Faces of Domestic Violence

The Many Guises of OCD

Enduring recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder means riding out the demands of an inner bully.

Get Out of My Life!: Working with Cut-off Family Members in the Consulting Room

Helping families heal cutoffs is painstakingly delicate work, with a high risk for stumbling over buried land mines.

The Malleability of Memory: Putting Psychotherapy on the Witness Stand

During the false memory controversies of the 1990s, many therapists saw Elizabeth Loftus, one of the most honored psychologists in the history of the field, as public-enemy number one.

Face to Face: Virtual reality is no substitute for the real deal

Review of: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.

Rocking On!: From grief to rebirth

By Carolyn Bailey

A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.


Depression Unmasked

Exposing a Hidden Epidemic

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