Description : Many books have been written for those suffering from depression, but what if you're suffering becuase someone you love is depressed? Research shows that if you are close to a depressed person, you are at a much higher risk of developing problems yourself, including anxiety, phobias, and even a kind of contagious depression. In this authoritative and compassionate book, psychologists Laura Epstein Rosen and Cavier Francisco Amador explain the mechanisms of depression that can cause communication breakdown, increase hostility, and ultimately destroy relationships. Through compelling real-life stories and step-by-step advice, the authors teach concrete methods that you and your loved one can use to protect yourselves and your relationship from depression's impact. Drawing on their own innovative research, the give sensitive guidance about how to recognize your needs, how to provide the best kind of support, and how to encourage the depressed person to seek treatment. Whether you are the partner, parent, friend, or child of a depressed person, you'll find this book and invaluable companion in you journey back to health.
Description : Filled with compassion and understanding, this guide covers caring for someone who has the blues as well as dealing with someone who is clinically depressed, even suicidal.
Description : A clinical psychologist describes the warning signs of clinical depression and explains how to offer comfort, maintain communications, deal with the mental health community, and handle suicide threats, in an updated manual. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Description : This work describes the causes, symptoms and treatment of depression and goes into detail about the difficulties of caring for someone who is depressed. It explores how depression affects relationships and the emotions of carers.
Description : "Following on the success of Managing Your Depression, Susan Noonan's new book is for family members and friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. A certified peer specialist at McLean Hospital (a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard University), Susan draws on her experiences providing support and education for those living with or caring for a person who has a mood disorder. A family member who has a mood disorder affects the entire family. Further, family members and close friends are often the first to recognize the subtle changes and symptoms of depression--and they are also the people who provide daily support to their loved ones, often at great personal price. Caring for someone with a mood disorder differs from caring for someone with a physical medical disorder, in ways that complicate the caregiving role. A concise and practical guide to the daily management of depression and bipolar depression written for the caregiver, the book explains how to reinforce lessons the patient has been taught in therapy, how to role model resilience skills, and how caregivers can and must care for themselves. It describes effective communication strategies and advises how to find appropriate professional help. Its many tables and worksheets convey much needed information in an accessible way. References, Resources, and a Glossary complete the package. Overall the book helps readers navigate the depression or biopolar disorder of someone close to them, providing readers with words to say and things to do as they try to help someone change the course of a sometimes confounding and often disabling illness"--
Description : Depression is a common disorder, but it is surrounded by ignorance, fear and prejudice. As a clinical psychologist, Gwendoline Smith has worked with many depressed people, but it wasn′t until she suffered depression herself that she fully appreciated how these factors can prevent effective treatment. In DEPRESSION EXPLAINED, she faces these issues and combines personal experience, clinical information and commonsense advice for all those who have to deal with depression, including childhood and adolescent depression, post-natal depression and depression in the elderly.
Description : Moving Back toward Wholeness What is depression, really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? A spiritual weakness? Unresolved anger? A medical condition? How can it be successfully treated? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors—one a psychiatrist and the other a minister—untangle the web of depression, guiding you through• an understanding of depression• myths and misunderstandings• symptoms and diagnoses• causes and treatments• spiritual struggles and gifts of graceWritten for those who suffer from depression and those who want to help—family members, pastors, friends—this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to move toward a life of joy once more. It covers the full range of concerns, including the use of antidepressants. With personal applications, questions for reflection, and evaluation guides, New Light on Depression is a medically reliable and biblically sound resource for finding faith and strength in the midst of depression and emerging again whole and healthy.
Description : Serious depression afflicts over two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, and it can often be difficult for teens to recognize, cope with, and get help for their depression. This book helps teens and young adults learn how to deal with this often debilitating affliction.
Description : In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.