people can ask for evidence without being a dick about it. i too found jsuiteds post to be unhelpful, particulalry in a support thread. jsuited, please dont post like that again
not sure how calling something that has ZERO evidence behind it bullsh1t is being a dick but you're the mod.
I would actually say it's far more helpful to point out to sufferers of depression what the evidence says are the best ways of recovery. There is huge money in depression treatments for quacks.
And according to the evidence, antidepressants (slightly better than placebo in mild cases, signficantly better in severe depression), exercise (30 minutes of intense exercise 3 times a week/45 minutes moderate exercise 5 times a week), meditation and certain talk-therapies are all helpful. And as always, all of them together are far better than either alone.
If you want the evidence for any of these, please go to the Cochrane collection, which is the largest meta-analyses database on evidence based medicine.
I understand that this is a support thread, but I think it would be greater for everyone to actually get better through the tried-and-tested evidence based treatments, than to dilly dally around with all the various forms of quackery aimed at depression sufferers.
As has been mentioned, the FIRST port of call for anybody suffering depression is their GP. Not 'qualified professionals' in areas that are complete pseudoscience or flat out New Age quackery.