Overcoming Depression For Dummies

Description

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 affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research by the BBC claims that up to 75 of sufferers are not receiving any form of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggests that self-help is often a preferred course of action. Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practical methods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression for those readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who want to know more about the illness before they seek professional medical guidance, or for those who are just curious about depression and what it means. Overcoming Depression For Dummies:* Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists and provides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercises and ways to implement positive psychology methods* Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, to help make those vital first steps towards a happier life* Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety of prescription medication and complementary therapies available, including their effectiveness and side effects* Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking for straightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parents of those suffering from depression wanting to better understand the condition and find out how they can help.

Details

Author(s)
Elaine Iljon Foreman, Laura L. Smith, Charles H. Elliott
Format
Paperback | 392 pages
Dimensions
187 x 234 x 22mm | 704g
Publication date
30 Aug 2009
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication City/Country
Chichester, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
UK Edition
ISBN10
0470694300
ISBN13
9780470694305
Bestsellers rank
372,542