The Secret Strength of Depression

The Secret Strength of Depression

by Frederic Flach


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578261147
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

FREDERIC FLACH, M.D., K.C.H.S. was an internationally recognized psychiatrist and author whose highly acclaimed books include Putting the Pieces Together Again; A New Marriage, A New Life; Resilience; Rickie; The Secret Strength of Angels; and Faith, Healing and Miracles. In 1996 he was awarded the Maxine Mason award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Good Day New York, and Donahue. Dr. Flach died in 2006.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Revised Editionix
Preface to the Second Revised Editionxi
Author's Note to the First Editionxv
1.The Nature of Depression1
2.An Opportunity for Change10
3.The Common Traps18
4.How to Recognize Depression29
6.What to Expect of Psychotherapy51
7.Antidepressant Medications79
8.Sex as a Barometer95
9.Anger and Aggression107
11.Success Is a Risk131
12.Dependency: A Delicate Balance140
13.Adolescence: The Vulnerable Years150
14.Depression and the Elderly159
15.Depressogenic Environments170
16.Living with Someone Who Is Depressed184
17.Breakthroughs in the Biology of Depression193
18.The Anatomy of Melancholia203
19.Depression in Childhood215
20.Post-traumatic Stress Disorder223
21.Spirituality and Depression232
22.The Best Healing Is Prevention241
Selected Suggestions for Further Reading238
Organizations and Support Groups247

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