If you read various articles about depression in magazines or on the internet, you may be disappointed. I find that most depression articles give advice that misses the mark or show a lack of understanding of depression.
Depression has both physiological and psychological forces that make it hard to shake. Most depression articles miss the fact that the brain is a physical organ and it actually changes when a person is clinically depressed.
Many depression articles also miss the fact that depression maintains itself by the psychological mechanisms of hopelessness. This is important because sometime adding one or two small things to look forward to can begin dislodging a tenacious depression.