Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace


The Antidepressant Skills at Work Manual

is intended for

  • Working people with low mood, who may be at risk for developing depression.
  • Working people who have developed a mild or major depression.
  • Individuals who have been off work for a period of time.
  • Partners, family members, friends or workplace colleagues who want to help.
  • Employers, supervisors or managers concerned about their staff.
  • Treatment providers who would like a tool to use as an adjunct to their clinical treatment.

focuses on ways to

  • Deal with workplace problems so they are less likely to cause depressed mood or lead to depression.
  • Reduce the effects of depression and depressed mood on work satisfaction and performance.


  • A description of depression, possible causes and options for treatment.
  • Three practical skills, based on scientific evidence, for dealing with depressed mood. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format.
  • Stories that show how working people might use these skills.
  • An overview of workplace issues that arise for people dealing with depression and depressed mood.


Dan Bilsker,
Merv Gilbert,
Joti Samra