How to Heal Depression

Ninty-three: For General Information on Depression

Depression Awareness Recognition and Treatment

National Institutes of Health
Room 10-85
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Executive Office Center
2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 501
Rockville, MD 20852

Support Organizations -Call or write for further information, referrals, support groups, or local-chapter locations.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
800-826-3632/FAX 312-642-7243

National Foundation for Depressive Illness
P.O. Box 2257
New York,NY 10116-2257

National Mental Health Information Center
1020 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 23314-2971

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
703-524-7600/FAX 703-524-9094

For Names of Local Healthcare Professionals
  • Psychaistrists
    American Psychiatric Association
    1400 K. Street N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20005

  • Psychologists
    American Psychological Association
    750 1st Street, N.E.
    Washington, D.C. 20002

  • Cognitive Therapists
    Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates
    201 N. Craig Street, Suite 408
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • Interpersonal Therapists
    Dr. Myrna Weissman's Interpersonal Therapy
    Dr. John Markowitz
    Cornell University Medical College
    Department of Psychology
    535 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10021

  • Rational-Emotive Therapists
    Dr. Albert Ellis' Rational-Emotive Institute
    45 East 65th Street
    New York, NY 10021

  • Multimodal Therapists
    Dr. Arnold Lazarus' Multimodal Institute
    Dr. Clifford Lazarus
    330 North Harrison Street, Suite 1A
    Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Twelve-Step Programs Call or write for referrals to local chapters.

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    475 Riverside Drive
    P.O. Box 459

    Grand Central Station
    New York, NY 10163

    Al-Anon Family Groups
    Headquarters, Inc.
    P.O. Box 862--Midtown Station
    New York, NY 10018-0862

    A.R.T.S. Anonymous
    Artists Recovering through
    the Twelve Steps
    P.O. Box 175--Ansonia Station
    New York, NY 10023

    Cocaine Anonymous
    3740 Overland Ave., Suite H
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    CoDependents Anonymous
    P.O. Box 33577
    Phoenix, AZ 85067-3577
    or in New York, 212-691-5199

    Emotions Anonymous
    P.O. Box 4245
    St. Paul, MN 55204

    Gamblers Anonymous
    P.O. Box 17173
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Narcotics Anonymous
    16155 Wyandotte St.
    P.O. Box 9999

    Van Nuys, CA 91409

    Nicotine Anonymous
    P.O. Box 591777
    San Francisco, CA 94159-1777

    Overeaters Anonymous
    383 Van Ness Ave., Suite 1601
    Torrance, CA 90501

    Sex Addicts Anonymous
    P.O. Box 70949
    Houston, TX 77270

    Workaholics Anonymous
    P.O. Box 66150
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Recommended Reading on Depression

  • You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way? New Help for Depression, Anxiety and Addiction,
    Collette Dowling.

  • Overcoming Depression
    Demitri Papolos, M.D., and Janice Papolos.

  • When the Blues Won't Go Away, New Approaches to Dysthymic Disorder and Other Forms of Chronic Low Grade Depression,
    Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. with S. Meltsner.

  • Feeling Good,
    David D. Burns, M.D.; preface by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. (hard cover)

    Feeling Good
    David D. Burns, M.D.; preface by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. (paper back)

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression,
    Gerald L. Klerman, M.D.; Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.; Bruce J. Rounsaville, M.D.; Eve S. Chevron, M.S.

  • From Sad to Glad,
    Nathan S. Kline, M.D.

  • Moodswing,
    Ronald R. Fieve, M.D.

  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness,
    William Styron.

  • A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness,
    Patty Duke and Gloria Hockman.
  • All titles, and a catalog of other books, available from:

    It's been troubling me. Now, why is it that most of us can talk openly about the illnesses of our bodies, but when it comes to our brain and illnesses of the mind we clam up and because we clam up, people with emotional disorders feel ashamed, stigmatized and don't seek the help that can make the difference.


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