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A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression ...
A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.
This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies, The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.
"...offers a step-by-step guide for using charts to track and control moods, finding appropriate mental health professionals, building a support system, increasing self- confidence, and using relaxation, diet and exercise."
|Part I||A Clearer Picture|
|1||An Overview of Depression and Manic Depression--with contributions from John Preston, Psy.D.||11|
|5||Taking Responsibility for Your Own Wellness||51|
|6||Possible Causes of Mood Disorders||57|
|7||The Way Out of Depression||61|
|8||Coming Down from Mania||85|
|9||Using a Chart to Keep Your Moods Controlled||113|
|10||Developing and Using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan||121|
|Part II||Support Is Essential|
|11||Building a Strong Support System||141|
|12||Finding Appropriate Health Care Professionals||147|
|Part III||Developing a Lifestyle That Enhances Wellness|
|15||Taking a Look at Your Lifestyle||179|
|16||How About Counseling?||187|
|17||Building Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence||197|
|18||New Ways of Thinking||203|
|19||Using Relaxation to Stabilize Moods||239|
|21||Exercise: Do It||269|
|22||Light, Electromagnetic Radiation, and the Biological Clock||277|
|Part IV||Looking at Suicide|
|23||Suicide: The Tragedy of Mood Instability||289|
Posted October 19, 2002
This book in my opinion should be the cornerstone that every mental health clinic is built upon and every psyc. college graduate should have to learn it verbatim. Why? It has more tools, more information, teaches more skills, gave me options when I was thinking in unbeneficial ways. The mental health clinic gave very little or none of this information, and after a year of mental health clinic treatment, I improved very little. With the book: The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, I was able to self advocate, and make more progress in a month then on thee year with the clinic. I just picked up her new revised 2nd edition and it has lots of great new information. Good luck, God speed, and many blessings to you and your healing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2002
I found this book to be very informing of the medical aspects of depression. It gave a very detailed description of all the aspects surrounding depression. However, I thought that it was too informant with medical facts and not helpful with the personal side. It was centered around how she worked through things. The description of the book sounds like it is a book to help guide you through your depression. I understood it to be a self-help book. It is that, however, very general. It is a decent book to read for general help but very helpful with the medical aspect.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 19, 2002
Some of the advice was just a bit flaky, but overall the workbook helped me. In fact, I bought it just a few days b4 9/11. Some of the viewpoints, and tips I've never heard anywhere else.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2001
WOW! After spending a number of years in therapy, I must say that I have found this book to be profoundly more helpful than any of the therapy. I truly wished every therapist, especially the HMO therapist that I have had to deal with, had a copy and practiced the formulas in this book. Highly recommended! Read this book and give a copy to you therapist and Physician for them to actually read and use.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.