Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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This step-by-step self-help guide shows how to treat depression with cognitive behavioral therapy. For many, Paul Gilbert's manual will provide a lifeline to recovery and a better future, as a way to understand and thus resist the downward side of depression, and as a resource to supplement therapy or medication.
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Overview

This step-by-step self-help guide shows how to treat depression with cognitive behavioral therapy. For many, Paul Gilbert's manual will provide a lifeline to recovery and a better future, as a way to understand and thus resist the downward side of depression, and as a resource to supplement therapy or medication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465015085
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 193,584
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Gilbert has over twenty years of experience treating depressed people. He is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Head of Specialty, Adult Mental Health for the Southern Derbyshire Mental Health Trust.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Pt. I Understanding Depression 1
1 What is Depression? 3
2 What Causes Depression? 11
3 Negative Thinking and Relationships with Others 32
Pt. II Learning How to Cope 43
4 Initial Steps 45
5 Thoughts and Feelings 59
6 Challenging Negative Thoughts and Feelings 73
7 Styles of Negative Thinking 87
8 Self-bullying and How to Challenge It 104
9 Calling Ourselves Names: How Negative Labels Affect Us 121
10 Further Methods to Challenge Negative Thoughts 135
Pt. III Special Problems Associated with Depression 149
11 Approval, Subordination and Bullying 151
12 Confronting Shame 174
13 Coping with Anger 195
14 From Anger to Assertiveness and Forgiveness 216
15 Dealing with Frustration, Disappointment and Lost Ideals 233
16 Perfectionism and Competitiveness, or How the Secret of Success is the Ability to Fail 251
17 Summing Up 273
Monitoring and Challenging Your Thoughts 279
Quick Guides 284
Antidepressants 291
Useful Books and Addresses 295
Index 300
Extra Monitoring Sheets 317
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