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Changed by View of Depression Completely
on 8 May 2014
It's worth going over to Amazon.com to check the reviews there, so that you don't have to take my word for it; however I think that this is the most enlightening book on depression that I have read (and I've read many). It starts with looking at the likely evolutionary role for depression, talking about how one's mood is the great integrator, helping the body decide how to respond to different environments. It talks about how there are many levers that we can use to improve or alter one's mood, and it talks about the author's own experience with depression. Above all I feel that the book offers hope to sufferers of depression, that there are many paths out, and even that depression may not be entirely useless. For me this is far and away the best book on depression. It's neither for nor against drug treatments, but sees a holistic approach as the way out, which from personal experience I agree with.