Undoing Depression

Undoing Depression

What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You

Book - 2010
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Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O'Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits. Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion.

UNDOING DEPRESSION teaches us how to replace depressive patterns with a new and more effective set of skills. We already know how to "do" depression-and we can learn how to undo it. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought about this painful disease, O'Connor offers new hope-and new life-for sufferers of depression.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2010.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780316043410
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,21 cm.


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Aug 07, 2013

This is the first book I've read on depression and yes, agree totally with other users comment: it is very refreshing and liberating.
I have made many notes and there will be a few post-it notes dotted around the house & in my diary. A very useful read for sufferers and those who have loved ones suffering from depression. Explains a lot of things you might be experiencing / observing and also helps with ways to tackle things.

Dec 29, 2010

I thought this was an excellent book. It doesn't provide a "step by step" guide but just by putting so well into words the way depression feels is quite refreshing and liberating

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