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Journeys with the Black Dog by [Wigney, Tessa]
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These stories provide inspiration, wise counsel, and hope. -- Anne Deveson, AO, writer, broadcaster and filmmaker A wonderful book for anyone who has been depressed or who wants to understand depression better. It is insightful, compassionate, and invaluable. -- Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine A most important addition to the growing library of books on depression. It is written by those who have lived and experienced depression for those who want to learn more. It cuts deep and speaks to the soul as well as the intellect. -- Professor Geoff Gallop, former Premier of Western Australia

About the Author

Tessa Wigney is a writer, with an Honours degree in Sociology. She is undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, based at the Black Dog Institute. Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist and teacher, and is the Publications Consultant at the Black Dog Institute. She is editor of Tracking the Black Dog (UNSW Press, 2006). Gordon Parker AO is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, and Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute. He is a mood disorders researcher with an international reputation. He authored Dealing with Depression (Allen and Unwin, 2004).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 856 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Main edition (3 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741763800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741763805
  • ASIN: B003KK65A6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A lot of books on the subject of depression simply serve to make you more depressed. But here is a book about other sufferers simply explaining it in their own words. Its a chance to see that you are not crazy, that you are not experiencing this horrid illness alone - just what the doctor ordered. To say it is written by a wide sweep of depressed people (not always the most creative of creatures), the writing is lucid and insightful and honest. Then again, I find it reassuring that such genuine, truthful and often intelligent people suffer - it shows that it can be a genuinely character building experience. Though as one contributor mentioned, its hard to argue that "its worth it".

A sufferer will frequently spot experiences with which they can relate. One writer mentioned driving his car home from work like a "weapon". I'd always thought "that's just me" - and what's more he put it in better words than I ever could. And for someone who lives with a depressive, its probably even more reassuring to find that these symptoms (because ultimately that's what they are, not character flaws or signs of weakness) are common - not to be afraid of.

The most wonderful thing about this book is the tales of hope. So many people found effective treatment in counselling, medication and other alternatives. And this has coincided with and contributed to a determination on my part to really research and try different treatments. So many people have tamed the dog before me, why can't I?

It is so accessible as well and can be read in either short or long sittings. So many books on depression are too technical - this is much more readable. Ideal for someone who is depressed. In fact, for me, its a sign of good literature, full stop.
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I have bought many books on the subject of depression in the hope of helping to alleviate my own suffering and to find a way of accepting the fact that it will likely be with me for the rest of my life, as it has been for the most part already (albeit milder in the earlier years...I am now 56). I can honestly say that this book has, for me, helped so much more than all the previous purchases on the subject and the counselling sessions as well as depression groups attended. The reason for this is the pure honesty of the knowledge, suffering, acceptance, and even positive affirmations from the people who chose to share what it is/or has been like to endure such a destructive illness, especially as the stigma of mental illness is still an ongoing issue today as it has always been. What this book gave me was a shared understanding of what it is REALLY like to have this illness, as theory alone does not help!! I was also able to take some of what was shared and use it in order to move forward in my own life. Which shows you really are never too old to learn something new....I cannot recommend this book enough for showing you that you are not alone with the mental torture of depression and that you can find your own way to live or deal with it (but only if you read it on your 'good' days).
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i found this book a great help. It reminded me that i was not simply going mad but was suffering from a lifelong illness and had similar symptoms to others with the same illness. It also reminded me that there was a clear way for me to be able to manage my illness and not to buy into making it worse.
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An excellent book looking at the positive stories of people suffering from depression in peoples own words of how they deal with their own personal 'black dog' of depression and what it feels like to live with the illnes. An excellent book for those interested in personal views.
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This book helped me find the light from a very dark place. It is so good to know you are not alone and see that other people have felt this way too. There are a great number of different peoples stories within these pages and although you may not find them all helpful you will find some voices which ring true to your ears and you may even find some inspiration or some tips which help you more than you thought they could.

Out of all the books I have read on the topic this one I found the most helpful, it gave a wider range of views and had some experts included as well, it was informative, supportive and not pushy or overwhelming to read.
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Many of the stories within this book have a common theme, but as they are from people living with similar conditions albeit of varying degrees, then that is to be expected.
We have a son in his mid 20's who suffers from depression and his depression over the last 6 to 8 years or so have taken it's toll on our family. Reading this book helped me to understand more about his condition and how he feels and hopefully how we can try to help him work through his condition without pulling the any of his immediate family any further into our own (minor) depression than we have already been and without increasing the pressure on him to "get over it".
I found it to be a useful and interesting book.
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This easy-to-read book covers a range of symptoms of depression, as described in narrative form by individuals beset by this serious condition. It helpfully demonstrates that any of the symptoms likely to be experienced by a depressed person will almost certainly also have been felt by others, who have come through these bad times to be able to recount them in this volume.
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