Climbing Out of Depression

Climbing Out of Depression
Author: Sue Atkinson
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-10
ISBN: 0745958192
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing Out of Depression Book Excerpt:

Being depressed often leaves you feeling paralysed into inaction. Climbing back out of the pit of gloom seems almost impossible. You need help, and that is what this book offers - practical, humane and spiritual help. Sue Atkinson has suffered years of depression herself. She does not write as an expert on depression or as a depression counsellor, but as someone who knows the feelings from close personal experience. As a result, her book contains a varied menu of hints, quotations and illustrations, not page after page of unbroken text. This is a book to dip into as fits your mood and need, making a dependable guide to the climb.

Climbing Out of Depression

Climbing Out of Depression
Author: Sue Atkinson
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0745951813
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing Out of Depression Book Excerpt:

Presents practical advice and activities to help readers overcome depression.

Encountering Depression

Encountering Depression
Author: Andrew Procter
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN: 0281067392
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering Depression Book Excerpt:

Clinical depression is an illness, a medical condition. This means two things. First, we do not need to blame ourselves. Second, we can get better' From Chapter 1 These encouraging thoughts are the starting point of this compassionate and practical volume. In twenty short chapters, it looks at common questions and worries, such as 'What is depression', 'Does it run in my family? 'Why doesn't God heal me', 'Why do I keep thinking of ending it all' and 'How can I help myself' After providing key information on each topic in question, the authors offer engaging real-life stories and quotations, material for reflection drawn from biblical and contemporary sources and a simple exercise to try to help the depressed reader feel better. Carers, friends and relatives of those suffering from depression will also benefit from the book, particularly the chapter entitled 'What can I do to help'.

Climbing out of the Rabbit Hole

Climbing out of the Rabbit Hole
Author: Terry Woods
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2005-09-16
ISBN: 1456726145
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing out of the Rabbit Hole Book Excerpt:

Just like Alice in Wonderland, Michael lives in a crazy world. As a drug addict, he has tried to climb out of the rabbit hole for many years. His struggle to overcome his addiction becomes a journey for all of us. Michaels letters from prison unfold like episodes in a reality show. His sponsor is our hero. Bobs tough-love letters and guidance show us what most people fail to do in recovery and what causes them to relapse. We are there, watching Michael build the courage to put the not-so-easy Twelve Steps into action. Fortunately, we are also there when he finds his way out of the rabbit hole.

Pathways Through Depression

Pathways Through Depression
Author: Sue Atkinson
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780745951379
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways Through Depression Book Excerpt:

In this book, the author writes from her own experience to give an introduction to and advice for dealing with depression. It is divided into four sections based on the seasons. Winter is when depression likely comes on, spring is when sufferers start to feel better, summer is when they should transform and be creative, and autumn is when they should make a long term plan for their life. Each section is comprised of an introduction, meditations, prayers, and beautiful photography based on the natural world.

Out of the Blue Six Non Medication Ways to Relieve Depression

Out of the Blue  Six Non Medication Ways to Relieve Depression
Author: Bill O'Hanlon
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 0393709167
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Blue Six Non Medication Ways to Relieve Depression Book Excerpt:

Medication doesn't always work for - or isn't always desired by depression sufferers. This book provides therapists with concise and easy to implement strategies to keep their client's treatment medication-free. These include identifying repeating patterns, shifting their relationship to depression, imagining future possibilities and restarting brain growth.

Coping With Depression

Coping With Depression
Author: Jon G. Allen
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2007-04-02
ISBN: 9781585626434
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping With Depression Book Excerpt:

Distilling years of experience in educating psychiatric patients and their families about depression, Jon Allen has written a practical book that addresses the challenges depressed patients face on the road to recovery. Allen advocates approaching depression by focusing on the importance of hope, and he helps patients understand depression through two simple ideas: catch-22 and stress pileup. This book conveys how the symptoms of depression impede all the things depressed persons must do to recover, thus defusing self-criticism while encouraging patients to take satisfaction in small steps toward improvement. And the concept of stress pileup encompasses a developmental perspective respecting the full range of accumulated biological, psychological, and interpersonal stresses that play into depression. This broad understanding helps patients become more compassionate toward themselves and puts them in a stronger position to make use of professional care. Coping With Depression is written for a general audience, including depressed persons and their family members, as well as professionals seeking a readable integration of current knowledge that they can use to educate their patients. Although written in nontechnical language, the book provides a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of the psychological development of depression, the neurobiology of the illness, and the full range of evidence-based treatment modalities. All material is buttressed by extensive references to theoretical, clinical, and research literature. Coping With Depression emphasizes the concept of agency, encouraging readers to take an active role in their recovery. Countering today's trend toward exclusive reliance on antidepressant medication, the book employs the perspective of developmental psychopathology to integrate psychosocial and neurobiological knowledge. The book explains how biological vulnerability is intertwined with stress stemming from insecure attachment, childhood adversity, stressful life events, emotional conflicts, and problems in close relationships. Going far beyond the "chemical imbalance," the author illustrates how the experience of depression is linked to changes in patterns of brain activity as evidenced by neuroimaging studies. Coping With Depression will help readers understand the development of depression from a biopsychosocial perspective appreciate how depression is compounded by related conditions, including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, general medical conditions, and suicidal states understand how recovering from depression entails working on many fronts, including improving physical health, participating in pleasurable activities, countering negative thinking, resolving internal conflicts, and-above all-establishing more stable and secure attachment relationships become knowledgeable about the treatment options that facilitate coping, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as medication and combined treatment appreciate the centrality of hope in recovery from depression and the challenges to hope that depression poses To maintain hope, patients, their family members, and clinicians must face the seriousness of the illness of depression and the daunting obstacles to recovery, including catch-22 in all of its manifestations. Throughout the book, Allen reiterates the theme of agency: depressed persons can use their intelligence to understand their illness and do something to recover and remain well, making use of help from others along the way.

Health for Native Life

Health for Native Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diabetes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health for Native Life Book Excerpt:

Diaries of My Older Sister Depression and Suicide in Korea Asia and America

Diaries of My Older Sister  Depression and Suicide in Korea  Asia and America
Author: Terry Bu
Publsiher: Terry Bu
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN: 1733285601
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaries of My Older Sister Depression and Suicide in Korea Asia and America Book Excerpt:

A non-fiction memoir and a self-help psychology book dedicated to the author's older sister who suffered from depression and died from suicide at age 20. This book goes into the types of thought patterns (comparison thinking, catastrophizing, negative self-talk, perfectionism) that may cause obsessive, harmful overthinking known as 'rumination' which has proven to be a major precursor to depression. It also discusses possible solutions at both individual and societal levels, and why we need to address issues such as status-obsession on social media and our society's skewed definition of the word 'success.' Depression and suicide are becoming more prevalent than ever before. In the U.S, suicide rates among young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades and are at their highest level since 2000, according to the U.S. News & World Report in 2019. South Korea now leads the OECD world rankings with the highest suicide rate, and Korean celebrities and politicians frequently commit suicide from reasons cited around shame, social pressure, cyberbullying and poor self-image. For the last 13 years, I've pondered and researched the causes that might have led to my sister's depression and eventual suicide. By reading the diaries she let behind, I was able to gain a better glimpse into her inner world and internal struggles that led to her having low self-esteem, eating disorders and frequent rumination. I do not point the fingers at any one person or one single problem, and I definitely do not claim to have solved the great puzzle to understanding all sub-categories of depression. What this book will clarify is that depression is a multifaceted global issue that has possible causes at both individual and community levels, and we must better define, identify and understand the underlying causes depression so that we can create a much more targeted, specific and integrated system of treatment for those suffering from it. The first section of the book goes into the kinds of negative mental habits and repetitive stories that people at risk for major depression commonly engage in. The second section covers some of the major influences on our mental narrative and thought patterns that cause the mental habits mentioned from the first section. The third and final section brainstorms different ideas on how we can improve the status quo and covers the latest findings from academia and research to treat and prevent depression. "There’s so much we can do [in order to advance mental health treatments for patients with depression]. We have figured some important things out, but we are definitely in need of more answers. We have yet to understand what truly works for depression as well as how to communicate that to others. I strongly support individuals like Terry who take the initiative to get the right messages out there. Although there is a lot of suffering in the world, if we continue to push forward and ask the right questions, as Terry has done in his book, I believe we will eventually find our way to a world with less suffering. A meaningful book to share with the world. Thank you Terry." - Dr. Chad Ebesutani, Ph.D (Clinic Director & Licensed Psychologist at Seoul Counseling Center, Professor, Dept. of Psychology at Duksung Women's University) There is a societal pattern happening globally beyond just a random "chemical imbalance in the brain." There's much bigger forces at work that need to be resolved in order to truly treat this epidemic. Our lack of understanding has to be resolved when it comes to depression.

Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression
Author: Patricia Ainsworth, M.D.
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN: 1604730633
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Depression Book Excerpt:

Depression has been a scourge of humanity since the dawn of ages. Vivid images from historical and religious texts describe sufferers of the illness we now know as depression. An “equal opportunity” illness, it exempts no one based on race, sex, creed, religion, social status, or nation of origin. It affects one in five of us and its potentially lethal outcome—suicide—is the third leading cause of death among American teenagers. What is this illness that costs us $44 billion each year? What does it look like? Is it moodiness? Is it the result of a character flaw? Can we just “snap out of it”? Understanding Depression explores the reality of the illness from the author's twin perspectives as a psychiatrist and as a family member who experienced the tragedy of depression firsthand. Using examples from her practice, the author discusses the different types of depression, the kinds of people at risk, and the risk factors of suicide. In understandable terms the book looks at the way the brain works and how the body communicates with it, including recent discoveries about how the process fails in depression. The book mirrors the author's belief that understanding depression is only half the battle. Taking personal responsibility for fighting the beast is equally important. Treatment methods, discussed here, include various forms of psychotherapy, different classes of antidepressant medications, and the controversial subjects of “shock” treatment and involuntary treatment. Understanding Depression also offers tips for fighting depression day by day. Finally, the book takes a look at the innovative research that holds promise for better management of depression and at new weapons to combat it.

R U OK

R U OK
Author: Kristy Hugstad
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 1457554631
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

R U OK Book Excerpt:

TEEN DEPRESSION & SUICIDE "I didn't know what depression looked like, I just thought something was terribly wrong with me." Sometimes, the thoughts we leave unsaid are the most dangerous. Such is certainly the case for those feelings - however fleeting - that leave you sad, anxious, afraid and hopeless. If you're a young adult who suffers from depression or other mental illnesses, your own mind might seem like a prison of negativity, your own thoughts too great a burden to bear. Whether you, a friend or a loved one suffers from depression or is at risk of suicide, you can find hope in three life-changing words: R U OK? R U OK? offers teens, young adults, parents and educators a toolkit for dealing with mental illnesses, depression, addiction and suicide. Addressing relevant issues like cyberbullying, technology addiction, substance abuse, gender confusion and suicide, R U OK? helps bring light to otherwise dark - but critical - topics.

Manage Your Mind

Manage Your Mind
Author: Gillian Butler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780198527725
Category: Emotions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manage Your Mind Book Excerpt:

Just as simple measures keep your body fit, there are attitudes and skills you can develop to build a healthy mind. In this book two leaders in their fields set out strategies that will stretch, strengthen and tune your mind, to help you cope with the rigours of everyday life. New to this edition are chapters on sexuality, anger in relationships, trauma, dealing with the past and loss and bereavement. Manage Your Mind also includes up-to-date information on how to make decisions, strengthen your memory, stop smoking, sleep better, recover from alcohol abuse, and more.

Mental Healthcare Matters in Primary Care

Mental Healthcare Matters in Primary Care
Author: Ruth Chambers,Elizabeth Boath,Gill Wakley
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781857754094
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Healthcare Matters in Primary Care Book Excerpt:

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book shows how to integrate quality improvements into everyday work. It outlines how learning more about mental health and reviewing current practice can be incorporated into personal development or practice learning plans.

The Psychological Treatment of Depression

The Psychological Treatment of Depression
Author: J. Mark G. Williams
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780415128742
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychological Treatment of Depression Book Excerpt:

The use of behavioral and cognitive techniques for treating depression has yielded exciting results. Research studies throughout the world have found that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is as effective in the short term as anti-depressant drugs and has longer-lasting effects than medication.The Psychological Treatment of Depressiondescribes the wide range of cognitive behavioral techniques in great detail, enabling practitioners new to CBT to feel confident using them and those already using CBT to update their skills. Since the publication of the first edition in 1984, which sold nearly 20,000 copies, extensive research has continued to be conducted on the outcome of cognitive therapy. In this second edition, the author discusses these recent advances and theories, and provides details of new techniques to use in an in-patient setting. He has also added an introductory chapter for readers who may be less familiar with issues relating to depression. Basic and clear, the textcontains explicit case studies, sample dialogues, checklists, and other helpful aids. The book is a highly effective working manual--a field guide for all mental health practitioners in any discipline who want to incorporate the successful methods of CBT into their work with depressed patients.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Depression

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Depression
Author: Paul Gilbert
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 147210644X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Depression Book Excerpt:

The bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Depression has been combined with Beating Depression: Inspirational stories of hope and recovery to offer the reader an effective and appealing self-help package. These two titles not only set out practical techniques to overcome depression, but offer inspiration to the reader to confront the challenges they may face on the road to recovery. Overcoming Depression is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy recommended by the NHS. It provides: -Useful information about the disorder -A step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT Beating Depression contains real-life stories written by those with first-hand experience of depression, including postnatal depression and bipolar disorder. Each story sheds light on the condition, and offers powerful insights into what helps and, most importantly, inspiration to those trying to beat it.

First Steps Out of Depression

First Steps Out of Depression
Author: Sue Atkinson
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0745955134
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Steps Out of Depression Book Excerpt:

Written from the point-of-view of a past-sufferer of depression, this is an invaluable guide for overcoming the blues and reclaiming your life Depression is widespread in today's world, with statistics suggesting that one in five of people will experience it at some stage in their life. This resource shares the author's experiences battling?and recovering from?depression, to guide sufferers through the first stages of recovery themselves.

Integrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Integrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse
Author: Roger D. Weiss,Hilary Smith Connery
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2011-03-11
ISBN: 1609180607
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse Book Excerpt:

"Packed with practical clinical tools, this book presents an empirically supported treatment expressly designed for clients with both bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. Integrated group therapy teaches essential recovery behaviors and relapse prevention skills that apply to both illnesses. The volume provides a complete session-by-session overview of the approach, including clear guidelines for setting up and running groups, implementing the cognitive-behavioral treatment techniques, and troubleshooting frequently encountered problems. In a large-size format for easy reference and photocopying, the book features 29 reproducible handouts and forms. Subject Areas/Keywords: addictions, alcoholism, assessments, bipolar disorder, CBT, cognitive-behavioral therapy, co-occurring, counseling, drugs, dual diagnosis, groups, IGT, integrated group therapy, interventions, mood disorders, psychotherapy, relapse prevention, substance abuse, substance use disorders, treatments Audience: Clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, and other clinicians who treat clients with substance use and mood disorders"--Provided by publisher.

New Dictionary of Christian ethics pastoral theology

New Dictionary of Christian ethics   pastoral theology
Author: DAVID J ATKINSON,DAVID F FIELD,ARTHUR F HOLMES
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 1415
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1789740657
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Dictionary of Christian ethics pastoral theology Book Excerpt:

This dictionary breaks new ground by combining articles on Christian ethics and pastoral theology in one volume. It seeks to integrate moral, pastoral and practical theology in a way not attempted before in a single work of reference. Instead of the usual A-Z listing throughout, it is arranged in two parts. Part One consists of eighteen extended articles, arranged in theological order, introducing users to the main themes of Christian ethics and pastoral theology. Part Two contains articles, alphabetically arranged, which stem from the main themes. An easy-to-use reference system enables quick transition from the first to the second part and vice versa. Articles address a wide range of topics: reproductive technologies and transplant surgery, health and health care; issues of economic and social justice; prison and prison reform; psychotherapy and family therapy; business ethics and data protection; as well as such traditional subjects as atonement, the kingdom of God, suffering, death and dying, and heaven and hell. This dictionary will therefore appeal to many groups: pastors, counsellors, medical practitioners, people employed in the caring services, Christians in professional or commercial life, and indeed to all who want to live out their faith meaningfully and ethically in today's complex and challenging world. Its spacious layout, superb design and clear print make this volume a delight to use, and its carefully drawn-up bibliographies will help readers to deepen their knowledge of particular subject.

Integrating Complementary and Conventional Medicine

Integrating Complementary and Conventional Medicine
Author: Myra Coyle-Demetriou,Andrew Demetriou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1498799981
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Complementary and Conventional Medicine Book Excerpt:

This work includes a foreword by Micheal Dixon. Chair, NHS Alliance, Visiting Professor, Institute of Integrated Health, Westminster University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Peninsula Medical School. This practical guide provides comprehensive information on all aspects of integrating complementary and conventional medicines. Its contents cover treatments, diseases, research, evidence and advice for setting up a complementary service. The realistic, evidence-based approach considers both the benefits and limitations of complementary therapies, providing a user-friendly, authoritative handbook for everyday reference. This book is ideal for complementary therapists and general practitioners. Final year medical and nursing students, particularly those interested in palliative care, will find this book invaluable for the well documented evidence and efficacy of different complementary therapies in this area. 'Readable, delightful, imaginative, useful, lively. A compendium of integrated care that covers every aspect of integration from different treatments and different diseases to research, evidence and how to provide an integrated service. It will be of immense use to any clinician or patient who wishes to start on the journey towards an integrated health approach, and to those already familiar with the subject and wish to improve their skills. I defy anyone to read the book or even just dip into it without coming away with some new tips and thoughts on healing.' - Michael Dixon, in the Foreword.

God Can You Love Me

God  Can You Love Me
Author: Chrystal Hansen
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN: 0768491258
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Can You Love Me Book Excerpt:

Overcome by severe depression and an inability to cope with ministry pressures, author Chrystal Hansen was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Two years later, after numerous appointments with a psychiatrist and psychologist and taking medications, she experienced a miraculous and medically documented healing. God restored her broken and confused heart and uses the miracle to inspire you to believe and accept His hand to move in your place of need. To help people with similar problems, the author shares her personal story of physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences, as well as her emerging understanding about the roots of her struggles. After ChrystalÕs healing more than 12 years ago, God led her to start an organization dedicated to the message ministry of transformation, Emerging Life Ministry Solutions. The ministry equips those desiring a deeper revelation of Christ and helps people journey through some of lifeÕs hardest places of pain, hurt, and trauma. Community initiatives to Òat-risk youthÓ are also a part of the vision and outreach of Emerging Life Solutions. ItÕs not a self-help thingÑitÕs a God thing. Also discussed is how the Church can more effectively help those struggling with depression and other emotional and mental illnesses. A key lesson to be learned is the redemptive purpose that suffering can have in your life.