Getting Your Life Back

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Self-Help - 400 pages
In this powerful new self-help program, Wright and Basco show you how to blend the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well.
The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Five Keys to Recovery in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all five keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription antidepressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment.
Conversational and filled with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that maximizes each person's strengths and potential.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Charting a Course for Recovery
15
THE THINKING
24
Change Your Thinking
41
Rules of DepressionRules of Wellness
69
THE ACTION
93
THE BIOLOGY
155
Depression
181
Antidepressants and Other Biological
197
Change
253
Making Your Plan Work
329
Personal Plan for Recovery Worksheets
351
Recommended Readings
359
References
365
Index
375
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Page 18 - Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM...
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