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Depression 101: A Practical Guide to Treatments, Self-Help Strategies, and Preventing Relapse

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When you have depression, it can feel like there's no way out. To begin changing the way you feel, you'll need an arsenal of proven techniques for lifting your mood and preventing relapse. The pocket-sized Depression 101 distills the most effective cognitive behavioral therapy skills available for treating depression into seven manageable chapters. Soon, you'll find the way out of depression and into a ...

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Overview

When you have depression, it can feel like there's no way out. To begin changing the way you feel, you'll need an arsenal of proven techniques for lifting your mood and preventing relapse. The pocket-sized Depression 101 distills the most effective cognitive behavioral therapy skills available for treating depression into seven manageable chapters. Soon, you'll find the way out of depression and into a healthier, happier life.

  • Discover simple lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference
  • Build self-esteem and resilience
  • Find out how medications and therapy can help
  • Learn how to choose the right therapist

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Â…the perfect book to recommend to friends, family, and clients who are struggling with depression. It's concise, easy to understand, and full of helpful information.
-Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, author of Getting Help
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246911
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Coping with
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,366,564
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He has authored twenty books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Challenge of Depression 17

Chapter 2 Lifestyle Choices to Improve Depression 35

Chapter 3 Using the Mind to Heal Itself 53

Chapter 4 Enhancing Self-Esteem 73

Chapter 5 Understanding and Managing Intense Emotions 83

Chapter 6 Staying Connected with Others 95

Chapter 7 Preventing Relapse 113

Appendix A Medical Disorders That Can Cause Depression 127

Appendix B Drugs That Can Cause Depression 129

References 133

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    Depression 101

    I thought it was easy to understand. I now have a better understanding about Depression. It is good for students to read.

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