Conquering the beast within: how I fought depression and won-- and how you can, too

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Crown Publishing Group, Sep 8, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 120 pages
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For anyone in the clutches of the frightening beast that is depression, this book can help. In vivid words and images, Cait Irwin shares her own compelling story: how she struggled with clinical depression at age fourteen, was hospitalized, sought therapy, found the right medication, and successfully made the long, arduous climb back to good health. This powerful volume shares an inspirational message with all who are waging their own battles with depression: There is a way out.

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Cait Irwin is now a healthy eighteen-year-old college student with a side business designing murals. She lives in Iowa and attends school in Wisconsin. Visit her on her website at, which she and her family created as part of their mission "to do everything possible to destigmatize mental illness and help those who suffer from it.

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