Moving Beyond Depression: A Whole-Person Approach to Healing

Moving Beyond Depression: A Whole-Person Approach to Healing

by Gregory L. Jantz
     
 

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You Can Hope Again

You may feel as if you will never find a way out of the darkness of depression. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. believes that because people’s paths into depression are uniquely their own, their paths out of depression will be unique as well. In Moving Beyond Depression, he takes an insightful and honest look at theSee more details below

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You Can Hope Again

You may feel as if you will never find a way out of the darkness of depression. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. believes that because people’s paths into depression are uniquely their own, their paths out of depression will be unique as well. In Moving Beyond Depression, he takes an insightful and honest look at the emotional, environmental, relational, physical, and spiritual causes of this disease. Here you will find practical help that will lead you to true freedom.

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“With wisdom and sensitivity, Dr. Jantz challenges popular approaches to treating depression and provides real solutions for real healing.”
–Dr. Tim Clinton, author of numerous books and president of the American Association of Christian Counselors

“Dr. Jantz leads readers through, around, and beyond depression.”
–Robert A. Anderson, M.D., author of Clinician’s Guide to Holistic Medicine

Moving Beyond Depression is an extraordinary book that not only touches the very core of this troubling disease but offers healing guidance and wisdom that is totally on target for anyone who suffers from depression.”
–Cynthia French, author of Humanville
Publishers Weekly
"There is no one answer for depression and no single path to recovery," writes Jantz, a psychologist. Because depression can arise from a myriad of factors-physical, relational, financial, environmental, hormonal or spiritual-it doesn't make sense to treat it with a one-size-fits-all system, he insists. Jantz weighs the pros and cons of counseling and medication, and is sharply critical of the recent trend to dispense with counseling in favor of "a pharmaceutical solution." He advocates a whole-person approach to overcoming depression, a program that is tailored to the patient's individual needs and circumstances. While medication is one avenue, it should be used cautiously. (This is a theme throughout the book; Jantz spends a section outlining how numerous medications for physical illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes can foster depression as an unintended side effect.) The book includes a twelve-week "personal recovery plan" with practical suggestions and notes on keeping a journal. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877880332
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/16/2003
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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