Imagine living in a darkness so deep, you can't eat well, you can't sleep well, you can't concentrate on anything for very longin short, your life is not as it once was. Depression often feels like moving through a fog so thick it envelopes every aspect of your entire life.
Depression had its claws in Mark Litzsinger for years, but by taking the hands offered to him from family, friends, and medical professionals, he was able to climb out of the shadows and back into his life. You too can make the same journey.
This updated book provides a hand to hold as you deal with depression. It is designed to help youand your family, friends, and doctorsunderstand the disease and develop a plan for getting the best care to overcome depression.
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About the Author
A graduate of Texas Christian University, Mark Litzsinger is the former chairman of Follett Corporation. Now retired, he spends time sailing and traveling. Mark shows his Samoyeds, Sanibel and Aston, as well as his collection of antique cars, including a 1935 Packard Twelve 1207 Coupe Roadster. In addition, he invented the Leash Grip, which gives a dog walker a firmer, more comfortable handle, and the Leash Grip Extender, which allows one person to walk multiple dogs. Mark also gives talks about his experiences with depression. He is a firm believer in giving back to society. Out of the Shadows is his first book.
Table of Contents
Part I The Disease 1
Chapter 1 A Brief History of Depression 3
Chapter 2 Depression's Stigma 12
Chapter 3 Depression's Impact on Children, Teens, and College Students 22
Chapter 4 Depression's Impact on Patients 37
Chapter 5 Depression's Impact on Families 40
Part II The Doctors 49
Chapter 6 Doctors and Depression 51
Chapter 7 Patients, Doctors, and Depression 57
Chapter 8 Families, Doctors, and Depression 60
Part III The Treatment 65
Chapter 9 Depression Treatments in the Twentieth Century 67
Chapter 10 Depression Treatments in the Twenty-first Century 81
Chapter 11 Depression Treatments of the Future 96
Chapter 12 Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy and Depression 112
Chapter 13 Talk Therapy and Depression 122
Chapter 14 Animal Therapy and Depression 132
Chapter 15 Exercise and Depression 138
Chapter 16 Nutrition and Depression 146
Chapter 17 Patients and Depression Treatment 155
Chapter 18 Families and Depression Treatment 159
Part IV The Recovery 163
Chapter 19 Patients and Recovery from Depression 165
Chapter 20 Families and Recovery from Depression 168