The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

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by Margaret Wehrenberg
     
 

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A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your depression, modeled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety.See more details below

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A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your depression, modeled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety.

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Booklist
“In steps that are both clear and scaled for easily attainable victories, Wehrenberg extends a hand to those without the recourse of clinical therapy.”
WellBeing Magazine (AU)
“Wehrenberg helps the reader remove self-blame for their condition and get on with the necessary changes they need to implement in order to feel better…[W]ould be useful to both patients and therapists. An uplifting, life-changing read.”
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
“C]hock full of options, techniques, and information to assist a depressed person in understanding every aspect of their disorder. . . . Wehrenberg has successfully linked the world of prescription medications with the world of behavioral psychotherapy so that both are affirmed and everyone is more informed. The more I read of this book, the more I liked it and found it useful, because it stretches the usual ways of thinking to include, rather than exclude, helpful options.”
Daniel G. Amen
“[A] thoughtful book that provides immediate help for people suffering from depression. I highly recommend it.”
Amy Weintraub
“A well-researched book with clearly-written brain science for the non-scientist. Its life-changing, self-motivating techniques, many of which can be practiced outside the treatment room, will benefit anyone who suffers from depression and everyone who treats them. The appendix of practices alone is worth the price!”
Library Journal
Using the "ten best ever" outline featured in her previous works on anxiety and stress, clinical psychologist Wehrenberg offers suggestions for managing depression that are easy to understand and implement. Describing brain functions using research from neuroscience, she explains how medication and cognitive therapy change the way the brain controls depression. Wehrenberg identifies three types of depression, shows how to recognize triggering thoughts and events, and gives strategies for managing and controlling symptoms. Acknowledging that there is no standard formula for controlling depression, she urges readers to try techniques and indicates when professional intervention may be needed. Guidelines are given for checking destructive behavior, managing stress (especially stress associated with technology), reframing negative thoughts, and ending isolation. Emphasis throughout is on developing a positive worldview. Work sheets and resources are included in appendixes. VERDICT Wehrenberg offers excellent step-by-step suggestions for people suffering from depression who want to make changes in their lives.—Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393706291
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
220,960
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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