Ending the Depression Cycle: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preventing Relapse

Ending the Depression Cycle: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preventing Relapse

by Peter J. Bieling, Martin M. Antony
     
 

Experts report that 17 million people in the US suffer from clinical depression; 50% of the people who recover will relapse within three years.

This is the first book with up-to-date strategies to defeat this statistic and address the problem of depression relapse. Ending the Depression Cycle includes step-by-step strategies for preventing relapse by

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Overview

Experts report that 17 million people in the US suffer from clinical depression; 50% of the people who recover will relapse within three years.

This is the first book with up-to-date strategies to defeat this statistic and address the problem of depression relapse. Ending the Depression Cycle includes step-by-step strategies for preventing relapse by leading researchers

Most books on this disorder focus on crisis control during the acute phase of mild and severe depression. This book deals instead with the period after recovery when as many as half of those who have defeated depression will suffer relapse. Learn about the repeating cycle of depression. Then, with self-assessment tools and engaging exercises, understand the stage you are dealing with. Find practical advice about clinical options, including anti-depressant medication and continuing psychotherapy. Take away everyday strategies for thinking realistically, having fun, and being physically well. Discover meditation and thought monitoring techniques that help minimize stressors in your life.

The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop a new set of values that allows imperfection in your life but, at the same time, protects you from vulnerability. Vital involvement in your personal relationships and your community start you on the path to self-reliance. Comprehensive listings of support resources help to keep you moving. One appendix focuses on easy-to-access Internet resources.

This book includes a foreword by Aaron T. Beck, MD, the founder of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243330
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Workbook Series
Edition description:
A Self-help Workbook
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,212,026
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media.

Peter J. Bieling, PhD, is the manager for the Mood, Anxiety, and Women's Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McMaster's University. He is a specialist in using CBT to treat depression.

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