The Depression Helpbook [NOOK Book]

Overview

Here is an updated edition of a non-technical self-care book developed by practitioners with unique experience in teaching people how to develop confidence in their ability to manage depression and achieve balance in their moods and in their lives. The Depression Helpbook enables readers to manage depression day-by-day thereby greatly reducing the chance of recurrence. This updated edition has expanded the sections on depression during and after pregnancy and updated information about new antidepressant ...
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The Depression Helpbook

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Overview

Here is an updated edition of a non-technical self-care book developed by practitioners with unique experience in teaching people how to develop confidence in their ability to manage depression and achieve balance in their moods and in their lives. The Depression Helpbook enables readers to manage depression day-by-day thereby greatly reducing the chance of recurrence. This updated edition has expanded the sections on depression during and after pregnancy and updated information about new antidepressant medications and psychotherapy approaches.

Several important facts about depression are not widely understood... Depression is common, Everybody's depression is different, Depressions differ in severity, duration, and in their symptoms, Treatment is as successful as with other significant health problems.

The Depression Helpbook offers tools developed through a successful combination of medical and counseling approaches that have worked by helping people with depression help themselves. Written by a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, a and primary care physicians who originally developed this integrated approach, it explains what causes depression and how to make the best decisions about treatment.

Many people who experience recurrent or repeat episodes of depression have learned how to manage it - some take medication, others rely on counseling, others use behavioral changes, and some use a combination of elements. The words of people who have experienced depression are heard throughout the book as they speak about this practical approach to managing it every day, using simple techniques.

The latest information on medication and treatments has been added but the strategyremains the same - simply to find the mix of self-care and support that works for each individual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933503844
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Wayne Katon, MD, Evette Ludman, PhD, and Gregory Simon, MD, MPH, are affiliated with the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Center for Health Studies and the University of Washington department of psychiatry. They all live in Seattle.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: How to Use This Book     1
A Better Understanding     5
What Is Depression?     7
Reversing the Downward Spiral of Depression     17
Making Your Own Decision About Treatment     23
Working with Your Doctor     31
What You Should Know About Antidepressants     41
What You Should Know About Psychotherapy     55
When Is Treatment Finished     67
What Family and Friends Should Know     73
Plain Talk About Suicide     81
Depression and Your Body     85
Depression and Chronic Medical Illness     93
Depression and Women's Health     105
Food, Alcohol, and Drugs     115
Everyday Insights     123
Relaxing     125
Exercising     131
Getting a Good Night's Sleep     135
Making Time for Enjoyment     143
Thinking More Constructively     151
The Other People in Your Life     159
Intimacy and Sex When You Are Depressed     165
Managing at Work When You Are Depressed     171
Taking Charge     177
Managing Depression Day by Day     179
Planning for Better Living     185
Maintaining Gains and Preventing Relapse     191
Living Your Plan     209
A Primer on Antidepressants     215
Resource Guide     225
Worksheets     231
Index     241
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