Depression is a growing problem in the United States, and around the world. In fact, the growth in the number of people diagnosed with depression has caught the eye of various health organizations. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the percentage of depressed Americans continue to rise. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization estimated in 2001 that depression would be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world by 2020.Instead of more regular psychotherapy sessions, patients who visit a licensed psychologist in West Hartford, CT could be given a list of interactive websites to visit every time they are faced with a major depressive episode. To help them understand the disorder at a more personal level and develop their own strategies for mitigating its effects, self-help books and attendance to self-help groups could also be prescribed.