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Depression For Dummies

Depression For Dummies

by Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliott

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 12/09/2003

RRP  $34.95 $32.35
"What do you have to be depressed about?" Bet you've heard that one
before. Or how about, "You're depressed? Just get over it!" Easier
said than done, right? Or here's a favorite, "They have a pill for
that now, you know."
Unfortunately, such naive armchair psychology rarely works
for someone suffering from the very real plight of depression. All
it does is seek to trivialize depression and characterize depressed
people as "whiners" who have nothing better to do than to "complain
about their lives." But the truth is, depression is a very real
problem. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that, on
any given day, 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
And depression rates continue to increase ? for
example, kids exhibit depression at nearly ten times the rate of
previous generations. Theories abound as to why depression rates
are increasing, but regardless of the cause, this scourge continues
to rob its victims of happiness, joy, and the capacity to give and
receive love.


So why Depression For Dummies, when there's already a
glut of self-help books on the market peddling so-called cures and
remedies for depression? Because this book satisfies the need for a
straight-talking, no-nonsense resource on depression. The only
agenda of Depression For Dummies is to present you with the
facts on depression and explain the options for dealing with it.
Rest assured, this is no infomercial in a yellow and black
cover.


Here's just a sampling of what you'll find in Depression For
Dummies:





Demystifying the types of depression

Discovering what goes on in the body of a depressed person

Detecting and diagnosing depression

Seeking help through therapy and medication

Modifying depressed behavior and solving life's headaches

Dealing with depression resulting from grief and relationship
issues

Cutting through the hype of alternative treatments for
depression

Moving beyond depression: Avoiding relapses and pursuing a
happy life

Top Ten lists on getting rid of a your bad mood and helping
your kids and other family members out of depression



So, whatever your level of depression ? whether
you suffer from occasional bouts or you find yourself seriously
debilitated by depression ? Depression For
Dummies can give you the insight and tools you need to once
again find enjoyment and happiness in life. All it takes is one
step.
ISBN:
9780764539008
9780764539008
Category:
Coping with personal problems
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
12-09-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
233x187x21mm
Weight:
0.64kg

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