Overcoming Depression For Dummies (eBook)

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Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression(bbc.co.uk) – that’s approximately 12 million people.Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affectivedisorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research bythe BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving anyform of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggeststhat self-help is often a preferred course of action.

Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practicalmethods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression forthose readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who wantto know more about the illness before they seek professionalmedical guidance, or for those who are just curious aboutdepression and what it means.

Overcoming Depression For Dummies:

  • Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists andprovides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercisesand ways to implement positive psychology methods
  • Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, tohelp make those vital first steps towards a happier life
  • Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety ofprescription medication and complementary therapies available,including their effectiveness and side effects
  • Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking forstraightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parentsof those suffering from depression wanting to better understand thecondition and find out how they can help.

Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression(bbc.co.uk) – that’s approximately 12 million people.Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affectivedisorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research bythe BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving anyform of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggeststhat self-help is often a preferred course of action.

Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practicalmethods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression forthose readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who wantto know more about the illness before they seek professionalmedical guidance, or for those who are just curious aboutdepression and what it means.

Overcoming Depression For Dummies:

  • Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists andprovides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercisesand ways to implement positive psychology methods
  • Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, tohelp make those vital first steps towards a happier life
  • Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety ofprescription medication and complementary therapies available,including their effectiveness and side effects
  • Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking forstraightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parentsof those suffering from depression wanting to better understand thecondition and find out how they can help.


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