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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

by Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D.
The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

by Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D.

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Overview

A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your depression, modeled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety.

Why is depression one of the most pervasive of all mental health complaints? What makes the lethargy, mental rumination, loss of concentration, unassuageable negativity, and feelings of inadequacy so stubbornly resistant to treatment and so hard to shake off? What can you do to alleviate your symptoms and move in the direction of full recovery?

In order to answer these questions, Margaret Wehrenberg explains, you must first understand your brain. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research presented in a reader-friendly way, Wehrenberg skillfully describes what happens in the brain of a depression sufferer and what specific techniques can be used to alter brain activity and control its range of disabling symptoms. Containing practical, take-charge tips from a seasoned clinician, this book presents the ten most effective strategies for moving from lethargy into action, taking charge of your brain, and breaking free from depression to find hope and happiness.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393706291
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,103,636
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice, a popular public speaker, and international anxiety coach. She is the author of numerous books, including The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. She lives in Naperville, IL.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: What You Can Do About Your Depressed Brain 1

1 How Your Brain Makes You Depressed 10

2 Managing the Depressed Brain With Medication 35

3 Technique #1: Identify Triggers, Plan New Responses 47

4 Technique #2: Start Where You Already Are 73

5 Technique #3: Cool Down Burnout 86

6 Technique #4: Mobilize Your Energy 116

7 Technique #5: End Isolation 138

8 Technique #6: Balance Your Life 159

9 Technique #7: Prevent Destructive Behavior 181

10 Technique #8: Broaden Your Perspective 202

11 Technique #9: Increase Flexibility 224

12 Technique #10: Learn to Live Fully 247

Appendices 261

Recommended Reading & Resources 275

References 283

Index 289

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