Anxiety and Depression: A Natural Approach

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Ulysses Press, 1997 - Anxiety - 129 pages
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This natural program helps people stop the cycle of anxiety and depression by overcoming its physical and psychological causes
-- Offers a drug-free program that has been proven effective

Increasingly stressful lifestyles are causing more people than ever to fail victim to anxiety and depression. These unhealthy emotions can manifest themselves physically in a number of ailments, and, conversely, can be the result of many physical disorders.

Unfortunately, in this age of specialized medicine, doctors often treat only the symptoms they understand and fail to address the patient's underlying health issues. Further complicating the problem is the tendency of the traditional medical community to prescribe tranquilizers and antidepressants for anything resembling anxiety and depression. These drugs, like Prozac, do not actually cure the anxiety or depression and can, in fact, compound it.

Anxiety and Depression: A Natural Approach offers a true answer to this problem, one that helps the afflicted help themselves without drugs. It provides a step-by-step, organic solution for those coping with these debilitating problems.

This book teaches readers how to identify factors that can build up to cause anxiety and depression. It goes on to provide sufferers with a simple yet proven program for minimizing the factors' recurrence and influence.

By addressing the patient's total health from both physical and mental standpoints, Anxiety and Depression: A Natural Approach avoids the failure of traditional medical treatment. With specific suggestions on diet, breathing, relaxation, biofeedback, and exercise, the program helps sufferers empower themselves to prevent ongoing distress andrecurrences.

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1 Anxiety Depression and the Whole Person
2 What Is Anxiety? What Is Depression?
3 Understanding the Nervous System

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About the author (1997)

Shirley Trickett is a former nurse who has worked for many years encouraging the public to take more responsibility for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through self-help books. She has also written about panic attacks and depression.

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