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Depression/Mood Disorders

 Anxiety & Depression : The Best Resources to Help You Cope (Lifecycles Series)
by Rich Wemhoff

 Anxiety and Depression : A Natural Approach
by Shirley Trickett

Synopsis: Providing a step-by-step, organized solution for those coping with these debilitating problems, this book teaches readers how to identify factors that can build up to cause anxiety and depression. With specific suggestions on diet, breathing, relaxation, bio feedback, and exercise, the program helps sufferers empower themselves to prevent ongoing distress and recurrences.

The Beast : A Journey Through Depression
by Tracy Thompson

Synopsis: In an eloquent, unflinchingly honest autobiography, a journalist recounts her struggle with depression, which culminated in a terrifying bout with suicide, and her search for an understanding of and a cure for it.

Breaking the Patterns of Depression
by Michael D. Yapko, Michael Yapko
Synopsis: Psychologist Michael Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. He presents skills that will help readers understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Focusing on future prevention as well as initial treatment, the book includes over 100 structured activities to help suffers learn the skills necessary to becoming and remaining depression-free.

 Darkness Visible : A Memoir of Madness
by William Styron

Defeat Depression : Understand Your Sadness And Banish It Forever! (Life's Little Keys - Self-Help Strategies for a Healthier, Happier You) by Frank Joe Bruno
Synopsis: Written by a best-selling self-help author, a popular series adds a title designed to encourage readers to follow a step-by-step program that will eliminate debilitating sadness and build a positive outlook in its place.

 Depression: The Mood Disease
by Francis Mark, M.D. Mondimore

Synopsis: In this newly revised book, Mondimore explores the many faces of an illness that will affect as many as 36 million Americans at some point in their lives and tells readers exactly what they need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of depression. Includes detailed descriptions of medications and more.

 Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison
by Dorothy Rowe

Depression: What Families Should Know
by Elaine Fantle Shimberg

Synopsis: Acclaimed medical writer Shimberg shows families how to help a loved one who suffers from depression. Learn how to recognize its symptoms, protect other family members, respond to suicide talk, and more. Includes a comprehensive list of community support groups, crisis centers, government and social service agencies.

How You Can Survive When They're Depressed : Living and Coping With Depression Fallout
by Anne Sheffield

Synopsis: More than 17 million Americans suffer from depressive illnesses, and the emotional turmoil caused by their symptoms touches everyone around them. Author Anne Sheffield, who lived through the nightmare of her mother's depression, uses examples from her own life and from members of her support group, to show readers how to create compassionate, fair, and inviolable boundaries to regain control of their own lives.

I Don't Want to Talk About It : Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
by Terrence Real

Synopsis: A therapist himself, Terrence Real examines the dirty little secret of the American Male: chronic depression. As the author sees it, men who fall prey to depressive disorders are caught in a double bind. Since their feelings of helplessness are considered unmanly, they tend to hide them, which makes the descent into blackness even steeper. The solution? Real urges men (and women!) to cast aside their clichéd notions of gender and to accept that feelings are neither masculine nor feminine but essentially human.

 If you Think You Have Depression (A Dell Mental Health Guide)
by Roger, M.D. Granet, Robin Karol Levinson

Synopsis: How do you know if the blues you're experiencing are just a bad day or something more serious? Ten percent of Americans will suffer from depression at one point in their lifetime, and this book identifies the signs of mental illness and the revolutionary new treatments that can bring relief.

The Depression Workbook : A Guide for Living With Depression and Manic Depression
by Mary Ellen Copeland, Wayne London

Synopsis: This book is based on the responses of 120 survey participants who share their insights, experiences, and strategies for living with extreme mood swings. Interactive exercises teach essential coping skills such as building a strong support system, bolstering self-esteem, fighting negative thoughts, finding appropriate professional help, and using relaxation and exercise.

Mind over Mood : Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
by Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky
Synopsis: Ideal for client assignment, this treatment manual draws on the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behavior, and enhance their relationships.

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