- Flexibound: 48 pages
- Publisher: Robinson (24 May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845295897
- ISBN-13: 978-1845295899
- Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 0.8 x 17.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 365 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I Had a Black Dog Flexibound – 24 May 2007
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A beautiful book, worth owning for the author's illustrations alone. In 48 pages Matthew condenses insight, advice and inspiration. (Association of Pastoral Care for Mental Health Journal)
Says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what other books take 300 pages to say. Brilliant and indispensable. (Stephen Fry)
Finally, a book about depression that isn't a prescriptive self-help manual ... deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure. (Sunday Times Style Magazine)
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My wife bought me this book, and herself the companion book "Living with a black dog", ten years ago during a particularly bad depressive episode I was experiencing at the time. I am lucky, (I suppose) my depression responds well to medication and I have managed to stay well on a combination of Prozac, lifestyle changes, and the love and understanding I get from my dear long suffering wife who has worked tirelessly to challenge my negative thinking and build my self esteem over the past 16 years since we first met.
Recently, (now in fact), the Black Dog has returned. I know with the help of my wife, my own innate good sense and and determination as well as my GP's prescribing! I will bring my Black Dog to heel again. But in the dark hours before the dawn when doubts are at there worst I find myself reaching for this book. It's calm humour, good sense, and imagination have nailed the experience of depression for me at least. I recognise myself in its pages and its message gives me hope when I need it most. I had a Black Dog has spent the past ten years on a series of book shelves, unloved and largely unread but I am so glad I didn't throw it out or take it to the charity shop like so many other books past their sale by date.
Like most of the other reviewers of this book I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I highly recommend this as an honest and very accessible book. Would be also good for helping younger sufferers in a less wordy book as the majority of publications on this topic can be very wordy and dry in subject matter.
The artwork and brief sentences cover all the main points and reassure the reader there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
If you or someone you know is suffering from depression then buy and read this book...it will help.
If you are looking for a way of understanding your own depression, explaining it to friends or family members, or work in the mental health field, I can't think of a better way of helping people understand how depression works and how it can be part of your life, but not controlling your life.
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