Managing Your Depression: What You Can Do to Feel Better

Managing Your Depression: What You Can Do to Feel Better

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Managing Your Depression: What You Can Do to Feel Better by Susan J. Noonan

As a physician who personally suffers from depression, Susan J. Noonan draws on her own expertise and empathy to create a guide for people who suffer from the disease. Explaining the basics of mental health—including sleep hygiene, diet and nutrition, exercise, routine and structure, and avoiding isolation— Managing Your Depression empowers people to participate in their own care, offering them a better chance of getting, and staying, well. Noonan’s depression management strategies draw on the best available educational resources, psychoeducational programs, seminars, expert health care providers, and patient experiences.

The book is specifically designed to be highly readable for people who are finding it difficult to focus and concentrate during an episode of depression. Cognitive exercises and daily worksheets help track progress and response to therapy and provide valuable information for making treatment decisions. A relapsing and remitting condition, depression affects nearly 15 percent of people in the United States. Managing Your Depression will bring depression management strategies to people who do not have access to mental health programs or who want to learn new skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421409481
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/07/2013
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,135,971
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Susan J. Noonan, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified physician who currently works as a consultant to Massachusetts General Hospital and CliGnosis, Inc. Timothy Petersen, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrew Nierenberg, M.D., are psychiatrists.

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