Living with Depression: Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healingby Deborah Serani
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One out of four Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetime; major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 through 44. However, only a fraction of those suffering will seek treatment; 25 percent will seek treatment for symptoms. Stigma claims the other 75 percent, wedging depressed individuals into a life of silent suffering.
In Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. Listings of national and global resources make this a ready resource for everything you need to know about depression.
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Dr. Deborah Serani is a psychologist in private practice in New York. She has appeared as an expert on various media outlets including MSNBC.com, MedScape.com, ABC News, Medscape, All You magazine, Newsday, Baby Talk magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, USAToday.com, Wall Street Journal Health Blog, Washington Post Health Blog, HealthCentral.com, and many more. She has also published articles in academic journals.
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By sharing her own experience with depression, combined with her wealth of knowledge regarding available treatments, Deb weaves an accessible work that's a must read for anyone experiencing depression or dealing with the depression of another. I found this book very helpful personally and have recommended it to many people. It's my go-to book on the subject.
Excellent book for depression sufferers and their friends and families to better understand the struggle with the illness that is increasingly affecting many people's lives and their relationships with one another. Well, what are you waiting for?...Go get it!