Medication doesn't always work for - or isn't always desired by - depression sufferers. This book provides therapists with concise and easy-to-implement strategies to keep their client's treatment medication-free. These include identifying repeating patterns, shifting their relationship to depression, imagining future possibilities and restarting brain growth. Out of the Blue is filled with practical wisdom that therapists can immediately implement to help improve the lives and moods of clients suffering from depressive disorders. The writing is easy to follow and has the perfect mix of theory, recent research, reason, and compelling human stories that richly illustrate key points. This book will also be a terrific resource for family members and friends looking to gain insight and communication skills to support a loved one in the midst of a crippling episode of depression. --Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, Director, OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness; author, Mental Health Naturally and Addressing ADD Naturally"