7 doctors weighed in:
What happenings in a person's life have the power to take him out of his depressive illness?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Spontaneous healing
I agree with dr. Coldwater that most people do need professional help to be relieved of depression.
But some cases defy this. Eckhart tolle, the famous spiritual teacher and author, shares his remarkable story of suicidal depression healed, in "the power of now." byron katie tells her own story in "loving what is." i can't explain what happened -- but in both these people, something surely did.

In brief: Spontaneous healing
I agree with dr. Coldwater that most people do need professional help to be relieved of depression.
But some cases defy this. Eckhart tolle, the famous spiritual teacher and author, shares his remarkable story of suicidal depression healed, in "the power of now." byron katie tells her own story in "loving what is." i can't explain what happened -- but in both these people, something surely did.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank
4 doctors agree
In brief: Professional help
In many cases, a person simply does not have the ability to bring himself out of depression on his own.
That is not a failing- it just is part of the disease. It would be like trying to make a paralyzed person to walk up the stairs, with willpower. Seek professional help from a therapist or licensed counselor.

In brief: Professional help
In many cases, a person simply does not have the ability to bring himself out of depression on his own.
That is not a failing- it just is part of the disease. It would be like trying to make a paralyzed person to walk up the stairs, with willpower. Seek professional help from a therapist or licensed counselor.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors