Over the past year, 16.5 million Americans—1 in 13 adults—of every race, age, and socioeconomic class experienced at least one major bout of depression. These numbers have been steadily rising, and sadly, one third of people who feel the unbearable pain, hopelessness, and self-criticism of depression never seek treatment. If not you, then someone you know most likely hidesOver the past year, 16.5 million Americans—1 in 13 adults—of every race, age, and socioeconomic class experienced at least one major bout of depression. These numbers have been steadily rising, and sadly, one third of people who feel the unbearable pain, hopelessness, and self-criticism of depression never seek treatment. If not you, then someone you know most likely hides within these statistics, suffering in silence. The good news is that with effective treatment you can overcome depression—and once you do, you have a good chance of preventing its recurrence.Beat the Blues Before They Beat You, the follow-up to best-selling author Robert Leahy’s The Worry Cure, outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatments for depression in a clear and easy-to-read manner. Real-life patient stories combined with simple step-by-step instructions help you understand depression. Learn what triggers your moods. Figure out how to defeat feelings of fatigue, loneliness, and hopelessness. Design a plan to develop self-confidence. Determine what treatments—both medication and therapy—are available to prevent relapse. Beat the Blues Before They Beat You is a collection of the most powerful tools in cognitive therapy to help you curb your thoughts and behaviors, so you can begin to feel good again....
|Title||:||Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression Reviews
Robert Leahy is my favorite Cognitive-Behavioralists. He is a purist, so there is no integration of other theories, but I really like his view of depression as an adaptive mechanism. He talks about depression as hibernation to conserve resources, depression as means of stopping procreation when incapable of caring for a child, and chronic pessimism as a means of avoiding dissapointment. He looks a depression through the perspective of a depressed person, not just as a cluster of symptoms and how to treat them.
I read this to keep my brain from falling down rabbit holes of negativity. Wonderful assistance for those of us out of the hole but who wish to stay free. :)
Very good book on how to change your thinking and way of acting when depressed. To act 'as if' you are better and to begin habits that will help you get out of the dark funk.
I found this book very helpful. It was split into very helpful chapters from how to handle hopelessness, self-criticism, not feeling 'good enough', building your motivation, overcoming indecision, stopping yourself from ruminating, making your friendships more rewarding, empowering your intimate relationship and preventing relapse. The way this book was set out I found it very helpful, it presented the information in a helpful and caring way with a lot of insight into why we feel, say, think and do the things that we do. It has exercises for you to carry out and consider. I found that I wrote down a lot of useful things from this book into my depression/anxiety workbook, so it's definitely full of things worth recommending. One of the best books on depression I've read.
Excellent and clearly written. Very practical advice on cognitive behavior therapy and useful for anyone who has suffered from depression or knows someone who does. Easy to understand exercises and examples make this a book you can put to use immediately.
I've been suffering with depression for years and recently it's gotten worse. I found this very helpful and am going to give the ideas a shot.