on 26 July 2011
I often work with depressed patients and have read many books on the subject, most of which I've found to be too theoretical, complicated or unhelpful. I read Sue's book from cover to cover at the weekend and will be recommending it to all my patients as it actually offers realistic - and heart-felt - advice. I also valued the personal touches where Sue shared her own experiences of this debilitating condition. This book is full of useful ideas the author has used herself - and is written in an engaging and interesting way. Best of all it's short and to the point with dozens of really practical ideas, such as giving yourself 10 minutes' worry time or asking yourself whether you'd worry about something on your deathbed. I also enjoyed her distraction techniques, such as listening to uplifting music. It won't take you long to read but it could change your life - for good.