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Natural Depression Cure: How To Cope With and Cure Depression & Have a Depression Free Life Kindle Edition
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The title should perhaps be made plural, i.e. Natural Depression Cures, not Cure. I say this because the book has details of many different techniques which all can help to cure depression, but the current title gives the impression that the book is about one single cure or technique.
The techniques are divided into 3 types: physical, psychological and environmental. I personally have suffered from occasional bouts of severe depression and I'm familiar with many of the book's techniques and the scientific evidence behind them.
Talking of evidence, it's a shame that the author didn't include more references to clinical evidence. Personally, I have quite a questioning and scientific mindset and I would have found it very interesting to read summaries of evidence supporting each technique. I'm not the kind of person who just likes to take advice at face value.
My favourite part of the book is right at the end where the author describes the need for us to develop a better relationship with ourselves, in which we're part supportive friend, but part "boss" too. The idea is to strike a balance between these two extremes, so we don't allow ourselves to be too self-indulgent but at the same time we're not too hard on ourselves either.
The author claims that everyone suffers from depression sometimes. I think this needs further clarification - only about 1 in 4 people will experience clinical depression (requiring treatment by a doctor) at some point in their lifetime. Clinical depression is very different and much more dangerous than the common-or-garden periods of low mood which the author refers to.
The author also claims that all depressions eventually reach an end. Whilst I like this idea because of its optimism, it simply isn't true. There are a small minority of people who will be depressed until they die. This is not their fault, and I doubt that even using all the techniques in this book would help those people to completely cure themselves. However, I concede that for the vast majority of people suffering from depression, this book is a very useful guide to curing oneself.
Another aspect of this book which I felt might be improved: In any book about depression I feel it's important that the author offers the reader a way to gauge just how seriously depressed they are right now. If the reader is very seriously depressed, they should not delay treatment by a trained medical professional. Attempting the techniques in this book might even make some severely depressed readers slide further into their depression. However, I do feel like I'm being mean by making such a minor criticism.
In places the language is slightly awkward and I suspect this book was written by someone who first language was not English, however the author's intention is always clear and this is again a very minor point. I just feel that the book would benefit from a little more careful editing.
To be clear: I still think this is a very good book. The criticisms detailed above really are minor.
Many (if not all) of the techniques described in this book have been clinically proven to help most people with depression.
The fact this book is so short is a bonus - many depressed people don't want to read something hundreds of pages long.
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I read this book on a day when I was feeling rather low and some of the suggestions did help me. I drank peppermint tea, exercised and read a good book. I also followed the books advice to eat some chocolate and rice with dinner.
What I liked about this book was the caring tone. The message will make you realize that depression is not going to last forever and is probably a reaction to stress. The author has a very encouraging message and believes we don't have to be stuck in the darkness of depression forever.
Another book I read today stated that we are in a war between true love and despair. It was very interesting and I suppose at times I do veer off course and feel a bit of despair. So I tried to do things that would make me feel more true love in my life and that seemed to work.
So if you have worries, fear, anxiety or major stress this book may help you think differently and realize that you can handle what life has thrown at you.
I'm going to end my night by doing Crunch - Candlelight Yoga. It is really relaxing and good to do before bed.
So read this book and know that the author has some good advice that might get you feeling better sooner than later. I feel better just after reading this book. I guess I feel understood.
~The Rebecca Review
I like the way the author approaches and goes in to great depth on how to change your mindset and start a new lifestyle with positive thinking. Definitely if you are looking for a way to cure your depression naturally I feel this book will you. Thanks Michael. I highly recommend!