On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Conquering Depression

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Delta, 1994 - Psychology - 352 pages
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They have made the impossible climb into the spotlight and attained theirbrightest dreams. But for Mike Wallace, Kitty Dukakis, William Styron, JoanRivers, and countless other people struggling against the debilitating effectsof depression, life's most challenging battle is waged, not in the public eye, but in the darkest recesses of the mind. In her brilliant new work, KathyCronkite gives voice to dozens of celebrated professionals who haveendured--and conquered--the hopelessness of chronic depression. Most of all, this courageous book brings a ray of hope to the 24 million Americans who livein the shadows of this misunderstood disease, yet bravely seek a path towardthe light. You will learn:

What to do when the sadness won't go away.

How "down times" affect marriage, family life, and career.

Why women are most vulnerable to unipolar disorder.

How substance abuse can mask the symptoms of depression.

The latest therapeutic options for children who are affected by theirown--or a parent's--illness.

Which effective new treatments can lift the burden of depression--for upto 90 percent of people who suffer from it!

"Important...Kathy Cronkite's passionate, informative book manages to dispelthe myths surrounding depression without ever seeming didactic."
-- "LosAngeles Times"

"I was ashamed. It was a confession of weakness. For years, depression meantthe crazy house. As I look back at it, [my shame] just seems damnedfoolishness, which is one reason I talk about it now."
--Mike Wallace

"Towards the end I couldn't get up. I just physically couldn't."
--Kitty Dukakis

"Riveting...[an] uplifting, stronglyresearched but accessiblebook."
-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Cronkite has embarked on a worthy mission, and for some her book may be thefirst step toward recovery."
-- "People"

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ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS: Conversations About Depression

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Uplifting, strongly researched but accessible book by Kathy Cronkite, Walter's daughter, following her studiously serious On the Edge of the Spotlight (1981). Herself a victim of what Winston ... Read full review

On the edge of darkness: conversations about conquering depression

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In this passionate, riveting book, Cronkite deepens our understanding of an increasingly recognized malady, clinical depression. The feeling of hopelessness, lack of self-esteem, and other symptoms ... Read full review


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