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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing and brilliant, 22 Jan. 2008
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This review is from: Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression (Hardcover)
I have just finished sally's book and found it truely amazing. In fact i bawled my eyes out after reading the first few chapters when i realised her story was so like mine (and my family) and others who suffer from this truely terrifying disease. Like Sally herself, my brother had tried to kill himself recently. Thankfully, mercifully, i was never that ill.
The beauty with Sally's account is she just tells her story just as it is, and in total honesty, which is very brave. I commend her for standing up to the stigma, fear and ignornace that is out there about depression.
I love the way Sally offers some meaningfull tips and advice on how one can perhaps better cope with the disease on a day to day basis.She offers none of the usual patronising miracle cures which other so called 'experts' have often written about.

You must read this book if you know anybody who suffers from this 'black dog' or if you are a sufferer yourself. At first i was afraid to read it, but now i am so, so, glad that i did.
Truely immense.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2008 15:58:49 GMT
BigSmile says:
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I would not recommend anyone who is presently suffering from clinical depression to read this book, I did, most of it, and it made me feel so much worse because I had not gone down those depths described, but now I fear somehow I must. My psychiatrist said: oh no, you don't want to read that now!
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