The New Psychology of Depression

(4.7 stars; 154 reviews)

University of Oxford Podcasts


What is depression? 31:36 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
How is depression treated? 28:13 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Can treatments such as Cognitive Therapy help? 32:52 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: A new approach to treating depression 37:11 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on trial 24:29 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Mindfulness and the brain 27:46 Read by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Introduction to Mindfulness 2:53 Read by Mark Williams
The Science of Mindfulness 3:35 Read by Mark Williams
Supporting Mindfulness 3:14 Read by Mark Williams
Guided Meditation 3:19 Read by Mark Williams


How did they enter my brain?!

(5 stars)

Text book informal but informative. All the symptoms & solutions match exactly my feelings. For the first time in a long time I'm optimistic about my condition. And found chapter 1 a perfect explanation to my partner about what depression is.

(5 stars)

succinct and on point, information that is detailed and helpful, without being bogged down in scientific babel.

so informative!

(5 stars)

This is an interesting and well laid out discussion.

very helpful

(5 stars)

found this to be very helpful in understanding why I always have anxiety and why my mind always seems to be roaming all the time. more importantly, how I can always get it to come relax, relax and face the problems I have always avoided, the emotions I have always suppressed, the resentment for other people's success, the "what should I have done to make things right", being afraid of the future etc. now I get to always focus on the here and now. thanks

wonderful insight

(5 stars)

I thought it was a great book. the interview style was interesting and he really broke down the enormous, sometimes overwhelming topic of depression into bite size chewable pieces. It seemed like I was in a psychology class in college...but a very good class with an excellent professor! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

(5 stars)

wow I took 10 days Vipassana meditation course few years ago, and it helped me overcome my depression. This podcasts explain it better and without any spiritual influences, easier to under and make lots of senses

Putting ancient knowledge in the light of sciences

(5 stars)

Thanks for sharing this experience. It helps a lot considering thoughts are coming from outside but this deserves more explanation and insights. Possibly a field of additional research.

(5 stars)

Absolutely brilliant, putting a new perspective of how the mind works, providing scientific evidence in a manner easy to understand. Definitely recommended.