Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression

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Over the past year, 16.5 million Americans—1 in 13 adults—of every race, age, and socioeconomic class experienced at least one major bout of depression. These numbers have been steadily rising, and sadly, one third of people who feel the unbearable pain, hopelessness, and self-criticism of depression never seek treatment. If not you, then someone you know most likely hides within these statistics, suffering in silence. The good news is that with effective treatment you can overcome depression—and once you do, you...

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Over the past year, 16.5 million Americans—1 in 13 adults—of every race, age, and socioeconomic class experienced at least one major bout of depression. These numbers have been steadily rising, and sadly, one third of people who feel the unbearable pain, hopelessness, and self-criticism of depression never seek treatment. If not you, then someone you know most likely hides within these statistics, suffering in silence. The good news is that with effective treatment you can overcome depression—and once you do, you have a good chance of preventing its recurrence.

Beat the Blues Before They Beat You, the follow-up to best-selling author Robert Leahy’s The Worry Cure, outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatments for depression in a clear and easy-to-read manner. Real-life patient stories combined with simple step-by-step instructions help you understand depression. Learn what triggers your moods. Figure out how to defeat feelings of fatigue, loneliness, and hopelessness. Design a plan to develop self-confidence. Determine what treatments—both medication and therapy—are available to prevent relapse. Beat the Blues Before They Beat You is a collection of the most powerful tools in cognitive therapy to help you curb your thoughts and behaviors, so you can begin to feel good again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401921682
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the most respected cognitive therapists in the world and is known internationally as a leading writer and speaker in this revolutionary field. He is the director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City, and past president of both the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Leahy has written and edited 17 books, including the best-selling The Worry Cure; and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, Self, and USA Today. His media appearances include 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Early Show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2010

    In the tradition of Feeling Good

    In the tradition of such classic CBT self-help books as Feeling Good and Mind Over Mood, and following his own successful, popular books on CBT for anxiety (The Worry Cure and Anxiety Free), Bob Leahy has now published Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression. From the outset, the author skillfully educates his reading audience, in language that is accessible and clear, about the nature of clinical depression, its damaging impact on individuals and on society, and how it can be treated successfully. Leahy aptly describes the role that people's thinking habits and styles play in their psychological malady, effectively teaching readers the cognitive-behavioral model of depression. Leahy draws on some of the most important empirical findings in the field as he explains the role of such cognitive problems as overgeneralized memory and ruminations, among others. Each chapter presents, explains, and illustrates a different facet of cognitive-behavioral dysfunction pertinent to depression, such as hopelessness, low motivation, pathological indecision and self-doubt, interpersonal problems and loneliness, and others, including an all-important chapter devoted to the topic of relapse prevention. The chapters are very well-organized, including self-monitoring tools, instructive illustrations, and bullet points that efficiently summarize the chapters at their respective conclusions. This makes the volume not only an informative read, but also a quick and convenient reference. As a rule, Leahy's writing is clear, fluid, and possesses a warm, appropriately humorous tone, such as when he encourages readers to be "indecisive about your doubts" while still moving forward. Those who know the author can hear his friendly, engaging voice in the writing. Similarly, readers who are otherwise unfamiliar with the author will readily feel a sense of connection, as Leahy is very compassionate and respectful toward those who are depressed. He is also open enough to share occasional, personal vignettes of his own, thus inviting the readers to feel at home. Another strength of Beat the Blues is the appendix that summarizes biological treatments that are currently available to treat depression.

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