Anxiety & Depression: A Practical Guide to Recovery

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Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 144 pages
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Feelings of anxiety and depression confront us all from time to time, and can vary in their severity. Recognising the symptoms, understanding their causes and effects, and knowing what help is available can be very reassuring and help overcome the condition. Professor Robert Priest has written this book especially to provide help for those feeling anxious and depressed. In particular he covers the practical self-help methods to reduce stress and offers an explanation of the causes and effects of anxiety and depression. The book provides up to date information on the professional help available and details the action and side-effects of medications.
 

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Contents

About the Book
About the Author
INTRODUCTION
1 WHAT IS ANXIETY?
2 WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
3 SELFHELP WAYS OF OVERCOMING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
4 WHEN TO GO TO YOUR DOCTOR
5 DRUGS FOR ANXIETY
7 SPECIALIST HELP
8 ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN WOMEN
9 OVERCOMING A PHOBIA
10 WHEN LIFE CAN SEEM UNBEARABLE
11 WHERE YOU CAN GET HELP
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Copyright

6 DRUGS FOR DEPRESSION

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About the author (2011)

Robert Priest is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of London, and Honorary Consultant at St Mary's Hospital in London.

During more than thirty-five years of specialized research and patient care, he has won, among many other international distinctions, the A.E. Bennett Award from the United States Society for Biological Psychiatry, and the Gutheil Von Domarus Award from the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and American Journal of Psychotherapy, New York.
He has been President of the Society of Psychosomatic Research, and a Member of the Council of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He was Vice-President of the International College of Psychiatrists, and Chairman of the Mental Health Group in the British Medical Association. He was recently Senator and Chairman of the Board of Studies in Medicine at the University of London.

Professor Priest is a member of the editorial boards of a number of specialist journals and is author of over 200 scientific articles. He is well known around the world and has lectured widely in North and South America, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Professor Priest is married with two sons and, in what little spare time if left to him, keeps active with squash, tennis, jogging and swimming.

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