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Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

NOT A CURE, but a fabulous resource

I have suffered from dysthymic disorder 'chronic, low-grade depression' for more than 25 years--since I was 14 years old. I've been to years of therapy 'which helped a lot' and taken a half a dozen different drugs--often two or three in combination 'which helped various...
I have suffered from dysthymic disorder 'chronic, low-grade depression' for more than 25 years--since I was 14 years old. I've been to years of therapy 'which helped a lot' and taken a half a dozen different drugs--often two or three in combination 'which helped variously, some HUGELY, some not at all, but none for a long time'. I found this book to be an incredibly valuable addition to my arsenal of weapons to use in fighting my depression. More than any other thing I've tried, done or taken, this book made clear to me the role I have to and can play in my own process of being well. It's not sufficient 'for me at least' to take a pill or two, or to go to an hour or two of therapy a week. Hard as it is, ultimately being well requires that I act to be well. And in a completely sympathetic and non-judgmental way, O'Connor offers a detailed theory of how to do that. I recommend this book unreservedly to anyone who lives with depression. It is NOT a cure, but it is a very powerful tool--one that I already use daily and probably will use for the rest of my life.

posted by Anonymous on January 29, 2008

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not everything is that simple.

Whether using the steps outlined in this book, or RET, or others which give one some assistance in dealing with everyday issues, some relief can be found. However, it is too simplistic to believe that a disease--yes, with the same biological and medical definition behi...
Whether using the steps outlined in this book, or RET, or others which give one some assistance in dealing with everyday issues, some relief can be found. However, it is too simplistic to believe that a disease--yes, with the same biological and medical definition behind it as cancer or lupus--a disease as depression can be 'cured' by following the steps from one book. My own experience has me see this book as idealistic, and possibly dangerous for anyone suffering from severe depression.

posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2004

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