Defeating Depression: Real Help for You and Those Who Love You

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While books on depression abound, what makes this book unique is that it speaks both to the person experiencing depression and to that person's network of family members and friends. Informed by a practitioner in the field of psychology, the book examines depression, what it is, and how to deal with it.

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Overview

While books on depression abound, what makes this book unique is that it speaks both to the person experiencing depression and to that person's network of family members and friends. Informed by a practitioner in the field of psychology, the book examines depression, what it is, and how to deal with it.

About the Author:
Howard W. Stone, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Texas Christian University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806690315
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Is It Depression or Something Else?
Introduction     3
Are You Depressed?     12
Depression on the Rise     20
Faces of Depression     28
Masquerade: Depression and Other Maladies     41
Hope Is a Future Word     51
The Four Faces of Depression: What You Can Do
Body and Brain: The Physical Face of Depression     64
Physical Remedies     75
Medical Remedies     86
What Do You Think? The Cognitive Face of Depression     98
Those Negative Thoughts Keep Running through My Head     108
Think Again: How to Transform Your Thinking     117
Journey of a Thousand Miles: The Behavioral Face of Depression     135
Doing What Needs to Be Done     145
Effective Action: If It Works, Do It!     158
Living with a Depressed Person: The Interpersonal Face of Depression     171
A Healing Network: What Family and Friends Can Do     176
Help for the Whole Family     187
Help for Depression
How to Save a Life: Suicide Prevention     194
Desolations: Depression and Spirituality     202
The Healing Spirit: Values and Purpose Can Defeat Depression     212
Getting Help     220
Hope and Happiness for a Lifetime     233
The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale     235
Suggested Readings and References     239
Index     243
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