Your Depression Map: Find the Source of Your Depression and Chart Your Own Recovery

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New Harbinger Publications, 2002 - Self-Help - 307 pages
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Use this breakthrough program to identify the specifics of your depression and map a personalized treatment program that will guide you to lasting wellness. When you are depressed, do you sleep too much or too little? Do you operate in a state of hollow hopelessness ro are you anxious much of the time? Did your depression appear out of the blue, or idd significant events in your life trigger the problem?

If you are grappling with depression, you should know what researchers and treatment professionals alike have found: Depression is a collection of problems, not a single problem. Consequently, there is no single treatment that will help the majority of sufferers. Instead, there are dozens of valuable strategies for overcoming depression, each of them helpful for certain individuals.

How do you know which strategies to try? By examining your own depression, identifying your symptoms and the risk factors that seem to have contributed, and then selecting the approaches found to help with each one. In this first-of-its-kind self-help workbook, a depression treatment expert provides concrete, step-by-step exercises to help you identify the origins, symptoms, and important physicalogical and lifestyle components of your depression, and to generate a Depression Map treatment plan specifically for you.

The author's depression treatment program, based on the principles of depression mapping, has been so successful that it has been implemented internationally in four languages. Now you can implement Your Depression Map's evidence-based approach to understand why depression takes hold in your life, and to chart a personalized path to recovery.

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Randy J. Paterson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the coordinator of Changeways, a highly respected depression treatment program at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. A depression treatment program leader and developer whose successful methods have been taught to more than 450 agencies all over the world, Dr. Paterson is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Assertiveness Workbook, and operates a Web site,, providing information related to his books and training programs.

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