Depression For Dummies
The new edition of Depression For Dummies shows how you can make this happen for you by providing the latest and best information on how to banish the noonday demon and bring the sunshine back into your world. In this friendly, cheerful, no-nonsense guide, leading clinical psychologists Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliot give you the straight talk on what you face and proven, practical advice on how to punch back and win. Showing you how to know your enemy, they demystify common types of depression, explain its physical effects, and help identify the kind you have. Armed in this way, you can take firmer steps toward the lifestyle changes―as well as therapy or medication―that will put you back in control.
- Learn about different forms of depression
- Build simple, daily habits into your life that help banish the blues
- Understand conventional, alternative, and experimental therapies
- Move on: avoid relapses and stay happy!
Whatever your level of depression―occasional bouts or long-term―this book gives you the insight, the tools, and the inner strength and persistence to put enjoyment back in your life.