Woman in the Underworld: How I Battled Clinical Depression and Made Peace With My Monster and Myself

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Author Solutions, Oct 2, 2009 - Self-Help - 252 pages
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Almost 20 years ago, Dr. Clara found herself lying half naked on a gurney in the hallway of the Medical Center's emergency room screaming with an unexplainable and excruciating pain in the brain. This was the result of her first antidepressant for depression. It would not be her last. This book is a true story of how Dr. Clara battled clinical depression, which left her wanting to kill herself every single day, as it broke her entire existence. When medications failed her, she turned to alternative methods, which treated her whole body, mind, and soul. The first half of the book consists of essays Dr. Clara wrote while she was deeply immersed in depression, giving each reader a rare glimpse into a mind plagued by rage, hopelessness and waste. The second half of the book includes the actual "healing methods" that has been proven effective by the author and others, which anyone could utilize in treating depression. This book tells a courageous and inspirational story of a woman who fought a mental disorder, which literally sucked the life, love, and hope out of her. But the journey was full of incredible rewards. Depression in its darkest form became a gift.

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