3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Technical Information about Chemical Depression,
By A Customer
This review is from: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (Mass Market Paperback)
For me depression has always been strictly (and seriously) a chemical issue combined with the self doubt that what I was going through was really happening and not my imagination. Half of this book is about behavioral and attitude adjustment, BUT a good deal of it is very informative advice about drugs that are available. Since I did not respond to Prozac, I was very happy that this covered all the other drugs including usual dosage ranges. Also, I really was happy to see the "depression test", that standard multiple choice test that measures the degree to which you are depressed. In many ways this helps validate that what you are going through is a serious illness (you see that your high score on this test is definitely not the norm). Also, the interviews he includes with other patients tends to bolster the spirit and sense of community with other sufferers. Finally the tone he takes seems very warm and even loving and when you are in an isolated and pathetic and beaten down state it really lifts your spirits.