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What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide for Caregivers

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This book is directed toward the caregiver or "strengthened ally" of any of the more than seventeen million Americans who suffer from this common but often misunderstood affliction. Woven throughout are the personal experiences of Mitch Golant, who spent most of his childhood with a mother who was seriously depressed, an experience that not only catapulted him into his work as a clinical psychologist, but also informs this book with a tone of compassionate understanding.

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Overview

This book is directed toward the caregiver or "strengthened ally" of any of the more than seventeen million Americans who suffer from this common but often misunderstood affliction. Woven throughout are the personal experiences of Mitch Golant, who spent most of his childhood with a mother who was seriously depressed, an experience that not only catapulted him into his work as a clinical psychologist, but also informs this book with a tone of compassionate understanding.

Among the many subjects addressed are:

* the warning signs of serious illness

* how to distinguish between real depression and a normal case of the blues

* how to comfort a depressed person

* how to maintain intimacy and communication

* how to deal with the mental health community

* the most successful forms of treatment

* specific things to do and say that will help

* what to do when someone threatens suicide

"...covers caring for someone who has the blues as well as dealing with someone who is clinically depressed or suicidal...specific advice on every matter...why a bout with the blues must not be ignored."

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"Will bring hope and comfort to the loved ones of those who struggle to overcome this most common of mental illnesses."—Rosalynn Carter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805058291
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Golant, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice and the director of the Wellness Community. Susan K. Golant is a writer who specializes in physical and mental health and is co-author with Rosalynn Carter of Helping Yourself Help Others. They live in West Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 When Someone You Love is Depressed 3
2 What is Depression? 19
3 The Impact of Your Loved One's Depression on You 43
4 Your Role as Strengthened Ally 63
5 Comforting Your Depressed Loved One 81
6 Finding Hope in Therapies and Treatments 103
7 Creative Alternatives 133
8 What You Should Expect from the Medical Community 147
9 When Depression Can Be Dangerous 161
10 Finding a New Normal 171
Appendix 1: Books and Resources You May Find Helpful 177
Appendix 2: Organizations You May Find Helpful 179
Glossary 185
Bibliography 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    The crutch of it is to be the Crutch

    This book helped my own personal love relationship with my depressed love of my life. It helped me not to react to feelings of rejection, but to proact and assure him that he was not alone, that we 'would get through this together'. This is a book you buy for a friend and keep one for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2001

    Thank you for writing this book!

    A book for the ages! Thank you for this very insightful book!

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