Conquer Depression Now: From Sad to Glad at Home, School and Work

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Meadow Mountain Press, Feb 1, 1996 - Medical - 267 pages
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This thoughtful, reassuring, comprehensive guide contains practical solutions to solve the thorny dilemmas of those who suffer from depression (or suspect they do), or know someone who may have depression. A balanced, sound approach to the nation's number one mental health problem. Often misdiagnosed, depression is actually easy to treat. CONQUER DEPRESSION NOW: FROM SAD TO GLAD AT HOME, SCHOOL & WORK is dedicated to lift the reader's spirits, develop a positive attitude on life, improve work productivity, enhance personal relationships, help cope with stress, & build up self-esteem. Highlights include: * 200+ practical ways to alleviate depression, * invaluable ideas to overcome work related depression, & its related problem of harassment * copious sources & references. "This is a wonderful book. I have spoken about it to (the) president of our organization, & he is very excited about it."--(Joyce Gottlieb, Book Review Committee, National Depressive & Manic Depressive Association of America). Order directly from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, & other wholesalers. Also available from distributors: BOOKWORLD SERVICES, INC., 1933 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, FL 34243; 800-444-2524; FAX: 800-777-2525.

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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
6
A Request to the Reader
8
Acknowledgments
9
Warning and Disclaimer
10
INTRODUCTION
11
What is Depression?
13
Types of Depression
15
OVERCOMING DEPRESSION
117
Depression in Childhood and Adolescence
119
Depression in the Elderly
125
Depression in Women
129
Overcoming Work Related Depression And the Problem of Harassment
133
SelfHelp 205 Ways to Alleviate Depression
143
REFERENCES AND SOURCES
155
Drugs that May Cause Depression
157

Biological Origin of Depression
17
Reasons to Get Depressed
23
Symptoms of Depression
31
Why Most Sufferers Are Not Diagnosed or Wrongly Diagnosed or Badly Treated
37
MEDICAL TREATMENT
39
How to Avoid Spending a Fortune
41
When to Seek Professional Help
43
The Different Kinds of Mental Health Professionals
47
an Overview
53
Approaches in Psychotherapy
55
Medications for Depression
63
Other Treatments
69
Nutritional Remedies and Drugfree Remedies
73
How to Choose a Treatment Practitioner
77
The First Visit
79
Subsequent Visits
83
How Effective is the Treatment? Is it Working?
85
Treatment Facilities for the Severely Depressed
95
Cost of Treatment
99
Sources of Free or Cheap Help No Reason Why You Have to Spend a Fortune Getting Treatment
103
Mental Health Practitioner Organizations
159
Useful Information About Drugs for Depression
163
List of Eminent Psychiatrists
171
Directories of Facilities
187
Clinical Studies Related to Depression
189
Institutions Funded by NIH on Projects Related to Depression 1996
191
Free Health Care at Your Hospital
197
State Departments of Public Health
199
Medicaid and Medicare
205
Maternal and Child Health Care Contacts
207
Drug Manufacturers Indigent Programs
217
Regional Health Care Financing Administration Offices
223
State Medical Associations
227
Free Information and Advice
233
SelfHelp Organizations
243
SelfHelp Clearinghouses
249
Bibliography
259
Index 259
261
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