July/August 2018View All Issues
We may look back on June 2018 as a tide-turning moment in public awareness of severe depression for reasons virtually all of us hate. In this issue, we illuminate the dark, often terrifying inner world of depression, and explore the widespread yet little-understood phenomenon of recurrent depression.
In the Shadow of Depression
How Can We Manage to Stay Well?
Most clinicians know that if a person has suffered one bout of serious depression, he or she is much more vulnerable to another one. But most therapists still don’t address a vital question with their clients—how can they stay well once their most recent bout of misery has ended and they’ve left therapy? Read More
A Journey Through Fire
Surviving When Your Self Is in Ashes
At its worst, depression extinguishes your inner pilot light, depriving you of the substrate that makes you feel real. Sufferers complain of living in a fog, unable to think, remember, or focus. The qualities that constitute “you” become peripheral. The password has changed, and access is denied. Read More
The New Psychiatry
The Rise of Natural Mental Health
Increasingly, psychiatrists are recognizing that offering medications as the primary treatment of depression for years and years is simply not working. Instead, there’s a growing movement toward using more holistic approaches based on the belief that body and mind can heal themselves if given the time and space to do so. Read More
Translating Coaching Into Therapy
The Benefits and the Boundaries
Becoming a Therapist for Each Other
How to Deepen Couples Therapy
The Challenge of Helping the People Pleaser
Setting Boundaries Can Be Risky
Developing Racial Literacy
How to Confront Our Unconscious Taboos
When Is Enough Enough?
Our Obsession with Longevity May Have Gone Too Far
One Enchanted Evening
Some Shocking News Brings Back Tender Memories