TEDxKC 2013: Defy Impossible. Steve Ilardi is a clinical researcher with a passionate interest in improving treatment for mental illness. Steve is also the author of "The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs."
Together with his research team, he has developed a novel program for clinical depression based on the premise that humans were not designed for modern life.
This treatment program - Therapeutic Lifestyle Change - has proven to be highly promising in preliminary trials, and has already been adopted by clinicians in over a dozen countries.
Steve also does statistical analysis for the NBA (most recently with the Phoenix Suns).
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