Breaking the Patterns of Depression (Google eBook)

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 27, 2011 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable readers to understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Focusing on future prevention as well as initial treatment, the book includes over one hundred structured activities to help sufferers learn the skills necessary to become and remain depression-free.

Breaking the Patterns of Depression begins by translating the clinical literature on psychotherapy and antidepressant medication into language that can be used to enhance an understanding of depression, and to personalize individual cures. Yapko uses a conversational, anecdotal tone that encourages readers to take an active approach to helping themselves. Special sections entitled "Learn by Doing" and "Shifting Perspectives" help develop the skills necessary to manage difficult experiences. Readers learn how to solve problems effectively, anticipate the likely consequences of their actions, think and act in a direct, goal-oriented fashion, balance different areas of their lives, and use self-knowledge to stay out of harmful situations.

More realistic and helpful than other depression-management books on the market, Breaking the Patterns of Depression defines what causes depression and, best of all, clarifies what can be done about it. With this knowledge in hand, readers can control their depression, rather than having depression control them.


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Contents

CHAPTER 12
34
CHAPTER 3
64
CHAPTER 4
96
CHAPTER 5
131
CHAPTER 6
158
CHAPTER 7
181
CHAPTER 8
217
CHAPTER 9
249
BOUNDARIES BOUNDARIES BOUNDARIES
271
NAvIGATING THE THERAPY WORLD
321
APPENDIX
342
INDEX
355
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About the author (2011)

Michael Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and internationally recognized expert on the subjects of treating major depression, brief forms of psychotherapy, and the clinical applications of hypnosis in psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. He has written ten books as sole author, of which three were trade books with major publishers ("Breaking the Patterns of Depression" (Random House/Doubleday, now in its eleventh printing"), Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression from Spreading in Families" (St. Martin's), and "Suggestions of Abuse: True and False Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma" (Simon & Schuster)), and three books as sole editor, dozens of articles and chapters in books, and the section on "Treating Depression," for the "Encyclopedia Britannica Medical and Health Annual". "Hand-Me-Down Blues" was the first book to address how depression affects families. "Suggestions of Abuse" was the first on the subject of the unreliable nature of "recovered memories." He was recently given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Hypnosis, a professional organization that represents physician and psychologist researchers in over 30 countries.

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