Empower Yourself!Approximately 35 to 40 million Americans will deal with depression at some point in their lives. 100 Questions & Answers About Depression, Second Edition provides practical, authoritative answers to key questions about depression. Written in an easy-to-understand style by two prominent psychiatrists, Drs. Ava T. Albrecht and Charles Herrick, this unique guide presents comprehensive information on causes of depression, treatment options, and coping techniques. This completely revised book includes essential new topics on risk factors associated with depression, brain therapies, physiological drug dependence, and more! The only book to feature both patient and doctor views, this invaluable resource has the tools you need to understand and deal with this debilitating condition.
Depression affects 14.8 million American adults every year. How do I know if my sadness is actually depression? What conditions often coexist with depression? How can I help a family member or friend who is depressed? Depression is not merely a bad day or a blue mood--it's a serious disorder that affects people both mentally and physically, and can become debilitating and even fatal if not recognized andproperly treated. If you suspect that you or a loved one might be suffering from depression, or if you've recently been diagnosed, The Depression Answer Bookcan answer all the questions you have about how to get back to yourself. Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Depression Answer Bookcovers such pressing topics as: How many types of depression are there? Couldn't everyone be diagnosed with depression at one time or another? What should I do in a crisis? What can I do on my own to help my depression? Do I really need therapy and medication? How do I know a medication is working? At a time when individuals are overwhelmed with confusing and often conflicting information and emotions,The Depression Answer Bookexplains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to pressing questions. An important new addition to Sourcebooks' Answer Book series, The Depression Answer Book is a must-have shelf reference written in our easy-to-read question-and-answer format.
You can't just "get over" anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better--avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind--only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; loosening the grip of worry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being. Free audio downloads of mindfulness exercises are available at www.guilford.com/orsillo-materials. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, today what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days. At its best, worry is a way for us to turn over and solve a problem in our minds. But for many, worry becomes a negative cycle of unnecessary suffering. Now, based on cutting-edge brain science, Dr. Martin Rossman has developed a program to help you break the worry cycle--and transform worry into a positive force. In The Worry Solution, Dr. Rossman gives you an easy-to-follow plan for taking control of your reactions to stress and anxiety. Using proven clinical techniques that harness the very power of imagination that creates worry and stress, you will learn the five basic skills that will help you to clarify your worries, sort them into those you can and cannot do something about, and tap the wisdom buried deep within you to help solve problems creatively. At the heart of the program is the use of guided imagery and creative visualization, techniques that invigorate the emotional and intuitive parts of the brain to add to and enhance logical intelligence. Not only can you start to see a change in your stress levels immediately, but with regular practice, you may literally alter the worry pathways in your brain--and "hardwire" yourself for calmness and clarity. Grounded in cutting-edge science and wonderfully accessible, The Worry Solution is a powerful and practical guide to living your best life--healthier, happier, and free from unnecessary stress.
Purpose: To help families recognize and manage the various forms of depression and associated mood disorders, to reduce stigma associated with depressive disorders, and to unite families and help them heal in coping with depression.