Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back

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ISBN-13: 9781572243675
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 330,266
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author


Michael E. Addis PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1995. He has published over forty scientific articles and books on topics including depression, the relationship between research and practice in clinical psychology, and men's mental health. In 1997, he received the President's New Researcher Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. In 2003, he received the researcher of the year award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, and the American Psychological Association's David Shakow Award for early career contributions to the science and practice of clinical psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part 1Understanding Depression
Chapter 1How Depression Works7
Chapter 2Learn Your Patterns and Start to Change Them23
Part 2Ending Depression
Chapter 3Getting Out of "TRAPs" and Back on "TRAC"47
Chapter 4Take ACTION: First Steps toward Change69
Chapter 5Stop Worrying about Your Inner Child and Develop Your Outer Adult85
Part 3Activation as an Approach to Your Daily Life
Chapter 6Make Changes One Step at a Time103
Chapter 7Free Yourself from Mood Dependence125
Chapter 8Build the Life You Want143
Chapter 9Tying It All Together159
AppendixCopies of Monitoring Forms169
References175

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books since being diagnosed with depression in 1983. Some books were okay, some were good, some were a waste of time. THIS book is a GREAT book. It is interactive in nature, got me really thinking, using my head again. I had been stuck in a depression for the better part of a year before reading this book, but when I picked it up and actually did what it said, and worked my way through the pages, I found myself starting to FEEL BETTER for the first time in a year! Finally! Then I found myself doing the exercises more often than once a day, and feeling even better. I can't say my depression has completely gone away, but it is remarkably better, and I can see the sunshine at the end of the cloudy day. If you are like me and have been depressed for like...forever, give this book a try--it works!