Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression

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by Charles H. Elliott PhD, Elaine Iljon Foreman, Laura L. Smith PhD
     
 

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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

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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 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:
9780470694305
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Edition description:
UK Edition
Pages:
392

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