Stephen Ilardi, PhD, is a professor of psychology, clinical neuroscientist, and nationally recognized expert in the treatment of depression. Over the past decade, his research group has developed an innovative treatment program for depression based on six targeted lifestyle changes, each with established antidepressant effects on the brain and mind. This novel program, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC), is based on the evolutionary premise that humans are poorly adapted to the sedentary, socially isolated, indoor, screen-addicted, fast-food-laden, sleep-deprived, frenzied pace of 21st-century American life.
Dr. Ilardi ‘s work on the TLC program inspired his influential TEDx Talk, Depression Is a Disease of Civilization. It also serves as the focus of his bestselling book, The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs.
Ilardi also works as an NBA consultant (most recently with the Phoenix Suns) and a writer for espn.com.