Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey through Depression

Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey through Depression


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Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression

As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson sees the devastation of depression. Early on, she practiced the most effective treatments and prescribed them for her clients. But when she experienced depression herself, she found that the treatments she had recommended were lacking. Her experience showed her the missing component in treating depression.

In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion, blending her training and faith, to offer readers a hope grounded in God's love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God's grace, it cannot do. The result is an approach that offers the hope of release, not just the management of symptoms.

For those who struggle with depression and those who want to help them, Hope Prevails offers hope for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727079
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 562,540
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Michelle Bengtson (PhD, Nova Southeastern University) has been a neuropsychologist for more than twenty years. She interned at the University of Oklahoma with "The Father of Neuropsychology," Dr. Oscar "Oz" Parsons, and completed postdoctoral training at both the Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center. She lives in Dallas/Fort Worth with her husband, their two sons, and three dogs. Learn more at www.drmichellebengtson.com.

Table of Contents

Dedication 9

Foreword Marilyn Meberg II

When the Whole World Is Laughing but You 15

A Letter to My Depressed Self 19

1 This Thing Called Depression 25

2 You Are Not Alone 33

3 The Underlying Causes of Depression 41

4 Recognize You Have an Enemy 55

5 Recover Your Joy 69

6 Reclaim Your Peace 91

7 Reestablish Your Identity 107

8 Know Your Worth 123

9 Remember Your Secure Destiny 133

10 Be Confident That Nothing Separates You from God's Love 147

11 God Uses Your Pain 161

12 The Way to Hope 171

You Have a Gift to Give 193

Appendix: Helping a Depressed Loved One 195

Acknowledgments 197

Notes 199

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