Beating the Senior Blues: How to Feel Great and Enjoy Life

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 1, 2002 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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If you are an older adult who suffers from bouts of depression, use this book to learn how to set goals for feeling better physically with good nutrition and exercise habits. Put the book's techniques into practice to enrich the practical aspects your daily life like shopping, getting around, and socializing. Evaluate available medication options that address your feelings of depression and anxiety. Throughout, find great advice for making important social connections, building self-esteem, overcoming grief and sadness, and finding joy in life again.
 

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Contents

1 Why Am I So Blue?
1
2 Your First Steps to Recovery
23
3 Get Up and Go Why Social Connections Are So Important
45
4 How to Master Your Thoughts and Build Your SelfEsteem
67
5 How Grief and Loss Can Help You Grow
91
6 Medications
113
You Can Gain Control
137
8 Exercise and Nutrition for the Third Age
163
9 Mind Over Medical When Your Health Problems Are a Barrier to Recovery
189
10 Keeping Yourself Healthy and on Track
207
Recommended Readings and Resources
225
References
237
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Leslie Eckford, RN, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychiatric nurse. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

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