You Can Beat Depression: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery

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Impact Publishers, Incorporated, 2004 - Psychology - 156 pages
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Here's an all-new, revised and updated edition of the most readable book on depression. Folks who are feeling really depressed often don't feel much like reading, but You Can Beat Depression is a very reader-friendly self-help guide. This important resource has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health D/ART program and the National Mental Health Association. Readers will find all-new information on bipolar disorder diagnosis and treatment, along with helpful material on prevention of depression, prevention of relapse after treatment, brief therapy interventions, exercise and other non-medical approaches, the Prozac controversy, and much more. Includes an up-to-date consumer guide to medications. An invaluable self-assessment device, carefully guiding readers to figure out when and how they can help themselves, when they need to seek professional treatment, and what to expect along the way. The American Library Association Booklist calls this "an excellent self-help guide... [which] could help anyone beat the blues quickly and effectively."

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...a succinct, comprehensive account of the causes, treatments, and manifestations of depression... -- Arnold A. Lazarus, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Rutgers University easy to read, practical guide for individuals and family members coping with depression. -- Michael M. Faenza, President and CEO, National Mental Health Association
...brief, clear, to the point, highly readable... I recommend it... -- A. John Rush, M.D., University of Texas Medical Center
An excellent self-help guide... could help anyone beat the blues quickly and effectively. -- American Library Association BOOKLIST
Clear; easily understandable approach to depression that the average reader will find very helpful. -- Albert Ellis, Ph.D.


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John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and the author of 14 books. He is a professor of psychology at Alliant International University and has also taught at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, in Sacramento. Dr. Preston is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health community. He is a frequent presenter throughout the United States and abroad.

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