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DIY Depression Treatment Program



Hello and welcome to The DIY Depression Treatment Program, brought to you by Wherapy: Therapy – Wherever, Whenever!

In this 4-week course, you will gain a better understanding of how depression works and will learn what you can do in order to decrease depressive symptoms. This course focuses on how depression affects brain chemistry. It will not be looking at the possible causes for depression. Instead it will examine how changes in brain chemistry impact our behavioral patterns and thought processes.

Each lesson covers a specific topic (i.e. sleep) and begins by looking at the symptoms and behavioral patterns which will be treated. The lesson will then show how a deficiency in the area (i.e sleep deficiency) affects brain chemistry. Each lesson ends with a presentation of the changes that can be made in order to decrease depressive symptoms.

We encourage you to take each lesson at your own pace. There is a lot to learn. Short videos and diagrams are provided to make the information easier to digest. Homework will be assigned at the end of every lesson. Please make the most of the week between lessons by applying what you have learnt and by doing the homework consistently throughout the week and not leaving it until the day before.

So, without further ado, let’s get started. Click on the tab below to proceed to the first week of the course: Depression Fundamentals.


Course Overview

Target Group: People who are suffering from a mild depression and are having trouble getting out of it.

Aim: To provide the information so that necessary lifestyle changes can be made in order to eliminate the symptoms of depression.

Course Duration: 4-weeks.

Lesson Duration: Approximately 20 minutes.

Method: The course consists of text and tables as well as audio and video files. Homework is assigned at the end of each lesson. 


Course Schedule

Week 1 Part 1 = Depression Fundamentals

Week 1 Part 2 = Sunlight & Exercise

Week 2 = Sleep

Week 3 = Diet

Week 4 = Work & Social Life


About The Author

Philip Andersson is a therapist and the founder of Wherapy. Throughout the years, he has worked alongside cognitive behavioral therapists as well as psychodynamic therapists. As a social worker, he worked with families with drug abuse problems. He has also worked as a children’s therapist in domestic abuse cases and with children suffering from severe depression. He has recently completed his studies to become a psychodynamic therapist.

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