Top positive review
Wonderful, accessible book. Engaging and simplies the illness.
on 12 March 2017
This is an excellent accessible book which is ideal for those suffering with depression or bi-polar low mood and for those around them. Dr Cantopher nails it! A book you could pick up in the depths of depression as the author himself recommends reading the first few pages until you feel better. It doesn't have the heavygoing workbook style of some books on the illness or the turgid lengthy paragraphs which get into too much detail. I particularly love his opening in the introduction, comparing those with depressive illness and those who 'just hate Mondays' but declare themselves depressed. Also his diagrams show clearly what happens to the brain that 'burns out' and his Staying Well chapter clearly tells everyone that 'if nothing changes everything remains the same' which is why people often repeatedly fall into depression. LOVED IT!