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Help on the road back from depression

N. A. Bhatti
 
The Noonday Demon
The Noonday Demon
"Buy it, simple as that. Very thorough"
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
"Buy it, simple as that. May not have as much information as The Noonday demon but I preferred this book"
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
"Great book on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Feeling Good Handbook is also reccomended"
The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Programme to Beat Depression Without Drugs
The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Programme to Beat Depression Without Drugs
"Great book about alternative ways to get rid of depression (better than 'Healing without Freud or Prozac' IMHO)"
I Don't Want to Talk About it
I Don't Want to Talk About it
"Very good book about depression in males, very family therapy orientated"
Potatoes Not Prozac
Potatoes Not Prozac
"Diet is very important. Mentions using proteins and less simple carbohydrates.  A precursor to the South Beach Diet.  There is a new edition out"
Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto
Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto
"Helps you to feel less alone ironically and also special.  If you need to spend time alone and have a small circle of friends this is for you"
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
"Links in nicely with the book above.  If you don't like to be watched doing your everyday tasks, if you need time alone everyday and if you are startled easily then you may be highly sensitive"
The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
"Maybe you have been misdiagnosed? Also its worth mentioning that people who are on lithium for long period of time know it effects their thyroid"
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment
"How about a psychologist studying how to make people feel happier and better about their lives instead of just curing their depressive symptoms! About time someone wrote a book like this"
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth: The New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (25th Anniversary Edition)
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth: The New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (25th Anniversary Edition)
"One of the wisest books to come out of the 20th Century. It talks a lot about god but I hope that doesn't put you off."
Life Strategies: The no-nonsense approach to turning your life around
Life Strategies: The no-nonsense approach to turning your life around
"If you haven't seen him on Oprah, or Living TV then prepare to be shocked. Doesn't pussyfoot around and tells you what you might not want to hear.  Good life laws though"
People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts
People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts
"Many depressed people have poor social skills, this may help.  Also a good section on Assertiveness skills too."
Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression
Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression
"Great book about a womans struggle with depression but useful for men too.  I find myself keep coming back to it."
Spark: How exercise will Improve the Performance of your Brain
Spark: How exercise will Improve the Performance of your Brain
"A great book to give you more reasons to start exercising,  covers why exercise is good for depression, anxiety, stress, hormonal changes.  Great stuff"
Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth - Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal
Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth - Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal
"If you can't find a good therapist then writing in a diary may be a good start.  It has lots of wonderful ways to start you writing and a chapter called 'The 79 cent Therapist'.  A damn good find"
Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
"I do yoga 3 times a week and I was struggling to find the best/right book to put on this list...until now.  I have got so many fines from the library because it gets overdue and I am reluctant to give it back."
Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem
Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem
"I have been in therapy for nearly two years and as we are getting deeper and deeper therapy I find this book speaks to me. Totally invaluable"
Lifemax Light Pod 107a SAD Simulated Daylight Box
Lifemax Light Pod 107a SAD Simulated Daylight Box
"Winter of 2012 was bad, The Depression Free Cure advocated bright light therapy and believe me I'm bouncing with energy after I started using this!"