Overcoming Depression For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Lift the burden of depression and bring joy back into your life

This friendly, reassuring guide can help you get your depression under control. Inside you'll find the latest on therapy for relieving your symptoms and preventing relapse, as well as practical advice on conventional and alternative medication, exercise, and nutrition. With exercises to guide you and offer full support throughout, you can discover ways to regain your confidence and...

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Overcoming Depression For Dummies

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Overview

Lift the burden of depression and bring joy back into your life

This friendly, reassuring guide can help you get your depression under control. Inside you'll find the latest on therapy for relieving your symptoms and preventing relapse, as well as practical advice on conventional and alternative medication, exercise, and nutrition. With exercises to guide you and offer full support throughout, you can discover ways to regain your confidence and start feeling good again.

  • Taking the road to recovery – detect depression, overcome resistance to change, and discover professionals who can help

  • Benefiting from cognitive therapy – monitor your depressive thoughts, create positive alternatives, and challenge negative perspectives

  • Undertaking behaviour therapy – take pleasure in activities you enjoy, and exercise to lift your depression

  • Working on your relationships – deal with loss and grief, and maintain strong relationships

  • Living life to the full – discover both traditional and alternative treatments, reduce the risk of relapse, and find happiness through positive psychology

This is an excellent guide to the most up-to-date approaches to depression, and shows how you can weave your own therapy.'

– Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

Open the book and find:

  • The six main types of depression

  • Methods to help beat memory loss

  • A seven-step problem-solving plan

  • The pros and cons of anti-depressant medication

  • Ways to successfully challenge your negative thoughts

  • Advice on helping children with depression

  • Exercises, quizzes, and self-tests to help you defeat depression

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119997528
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: UK Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 467,340
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.97 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Elaine Iljon Foreman, MSc, AFPBSs, is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has researched and treated anxiety and depression for over 25 years.

Charles H Elliott, PhD, and Laura L Smith, PhD, are clinical psychologists.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Discovering Depression and Designing Defences.

Chapter 1: Understanding and Overcoming Depression.

Chapter 2: Detecting Depression.

Chapter 3: Breaching Barriers to Change.

Chapter 4: Finding Help for Depression.

Part II: Seeing Things More Clearly: Cognitive Therapy.

Chapter 5: Uncovering Underlying Thought Processes.

Chapter 6: Dispersing the Dark Clouds of Depressive Thinking.

Chapter 7: Discovering the Distorting Perceptions Behind Depression.

Chapter 8: Amending Your Memory.

Part III: Actively Combating Depression: Behaviour Therapy.

Chapter 9: Don’t take it Lying Down!

Chapter 10: Exercising to Lift Depression.

Chapter 11: Rediscovering Healthy Pleasures.

Chapter 12: Handling Life’s Headaches.

Part IV: Adjusting to Changing Relationships.

Chapter 13: Working through Loss, Grief, and Mourning.

Chapter 14: Revitalising Relationships.

Part V: Full Bodied Assault: Biological Therapies to Fight the Physical Foe.

Chapter 15: Maximising Medication Benefits.

Chapter 16: Help and Hope: Exploring Complementary Therapies for Depression.

Part VI: Life After Depression.

Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse.

Chapter 18: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness.

Chapter 19: Heading for Happiness Through Positive Psychology.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways of Improving Your Mood.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways of Helping a Child with Depression.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways of Helping a Friend or Partner with Depression.

Appendix: Resources for You.

Index.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Beware...

    This book is British. Although the self-help stuff seems to be sound advice so far, I am a little frustrated by the wealth of information about regulations of psychological practitioners and other resources in the UK that have no bearing on readers in the US.

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