I wish I had read this book years ago. It would have saved me thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of go-no-where-therapy, and it would have given me a more real name for my so-called disease.
I was diagnosed with major depression almost a decade ago.
Doctors prescribed a string of antidepressants with no luck.
The side effects were painful and my depression continued.
There was a time, while taking Paxil, that I was suicidal most every day.
I tried Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Trazadone, and Wellbutrin, and none worked. The theory was that I had to keep trying until I hit the right pill. I felt victimized and misunderstood by my otherwise well-intentioned doctors.
From reading The Truth about Depression I learned that I had to grieve the pain of my losses instead of medicating them and share that pain with safe people. It has taken a lot of work and courage to face my pain. It was not an instant fix, but it has worked.
I have instead, grieved, gone through my sadness and eventually found some peace.
If I had medicated my grieving, I would have masked the pain with chemicals.
This book offers a revolutionary approach to chronic sadness that sheds light on an obscure disease and gives hope. I am not on antidepressants, do not have their bothersome side effects, and I am getting better.
The negative words below by GLBT ("Strongly biased") reflect how the drug industry and psychiatry have manipulated the public into believing their unproven claims about depression and other mental disorders. For more accuracy, check the other reviews below and the strong endorsements in the book.