76 of 84 people found the following review helpful
Common sense approach to self help,
This review is from: Overcoming Depression : a Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Paperback)
I found the book very useful as it gives plenty of practical exercises, case studies and ideas to help combat depressed thinking. The sections on the origins of depression and drugs used in treatment are good background (especially for friends/family of the sufferer). Taking all of the thinking distortions in turn Prof.Gilbert gives clear advice and each chapter has short summaries (helpful if your concentration is poor). Just reading the book seems to work as a challenge to negative thinking in itself. A very good book for dipping into when bad thoughts cloud your mind.