A clear understanding of the nature of depression and the struggles associated with it… the most important measure of this book will be whether the reader finds it helpful in recovery; I am confident that many will. --Depression Alliance
This well-written book imparts so much common sense and good advice that members and their carers are recommended to buy it, and keep re-reading it. --Depression UK Newsletter
Eminently sensible… Full of practical advice, this constitutes a comprehensive self-help programme for what the author describes as the epidemic of depression. --Sane
From the Author
what the author has to say
I wanted to write a book to address the issue of preventing depression. The emphasis is too often focused on treatment after someone has hit rock bottom. There is a sense that depression is something that happens to you without warning. I disagree. I think there is a warning - that people do lead a depressed lifestyle before they feel depressed - and that people should be encouraged to believe there is a lot they can do to avoid hitting bottom and to make their recovery much faster and more effective. And because of my own personal experience with depression, I feel a strong desire to help prevent people from suffering what my family and I have gone through. So I've tried to lay out a roadmap for people to follow through recovery. I've taken the "practice wisdom" of good psychotherapy and put it into a form that people can follow to help themselves as they deal with depression in their thinking, their behavior, their emotions, their relationships, and their self-image.
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