When you have depression, it can feel like there's no way out. To begin changing the way you feel, you'll need an arsenal of proven techniques for lifting your mood and preventing relapse. The pocket-sized Depression 101 distills the most effective cognitive behavioral therapy skills available for treating depression into seven manageable chapters. Soon, you'll find the way out of depression and into a healthier, happier life.
- Discover simple lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference
- Build self-esteem and resilience
- Find out how medications and therapy can help
- Learn how to choose the right therapist
...the perfect book to recommend to friends, family, and clients who are struggling with depression. It's concise, easy to understand, and full of helpful information. -Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, author of Getting Help
This manual allows patients to participate actively in their own depression - disease management and leads to a better informed patients with a pragmatic tool box to help "fix" their depression and maintain health. I especially liked the latter chapters on managing intense emotions (the Frost quote is great), staying connected and relapse prevention which were pithy, evidence-based, and too often ignored by busy clinicians and/or unappreciated by persons in depression's strong-hold. I have several patients in my practice for whom I would like to order copies right now! --Sidney Zisook, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Residency Training