I heard a short radio interview today with a University of Kansas prof by the name of Dr. Steven Iiardi whose research focused in on rates of depression, reasons, and treatments in various cultures. The conclusion was that modern industrialized cultures have far higher rates of depression than their less modern counterparts and that humans were never made for this fast paced lifestyle of modern cultures. "The KU researcher heads a large treatment study, dubbed the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change project, which calls for patients to adopt six healing elements from the ancient past: consuming more omega-3 fatty acids; using engaging activity to combat rumination; getting regular sunlight exposure; increasing physical exercise; connecting more with others socially; and getting increased (and healthier) sleep. " Here's a blurb about his new book "The Depression Cure". http://www.news.ku.edu/2009/june/4/depression.shtml I couldn't find the radio interview I heard online but did find a longer podcast here (which I haven't listened to yet). http://www.neuroscene.com/index.php?post_id=211972 Here's the link to his book: http://www.amazon.com/Depression-Cu...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244590014&sr=8-1 Could a lot of depression seen in today's society stem from modern living? Fascinating stuff.