Identifies six reasons why most women experience "healthy depressions" and utilizes the latest research on women's depression to discuss inherited depression, when others damage one's self-esteem, and which movie videos can empower. Original.
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"Chances are, you've been depressed over the past week. It's part of the reality of being female in the 1990s. In fact, nationally recognized expert on depression Dr. Ellen McGrath identifies six reasons that most women experience "healthy depressions"--appropriate responses to the unhealthy culture we live in. Knowing about these factors can change--or save--your life. By utilizing the latest research on women's workshops. Dr. McGrath brings you diagnostic quizzes that help you discover the forces in your life that bring you down. Then she provides a program of exciting, effective exercises that can break your cycles of feeling bad--forever. Don't wait. Find out:
How vulnerable you are to inherited depression.
How to determine who is your life is damaging your self-esteem.
Hoe some carefully selected movie videos can empower you.
Who contributes to women's body-image depressions, and how to fight back.
How a four-stage plan can transform your relationships. What biochemical and hormonal changes can trigger "unhealthy" depressions--and what to do when they happen.
Why stress can deepen depression--and how you can combat its depleting power.
"A lifetime reference for women of all ages and stages...The imaginative action strategies...turn out to be fun rather than a chose."--Gail Sheehy, author of PassagesFrom Library Journal:
Twice as many women suffer from depression as men, according to a report issued in 1990 by the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Women and Depression. This higher incidence is related to the stresses of being female in modern society. McGrath, clinical psychologist and chair of the task force, distinguishes culturally based, healthy depression from biologically rooted, unhealthy depression (which requires professional treatment). Both conditions are affected by a core of traditional values and expectations that influence women's behavior; if unchecked, healthy depression may lead to unhealthy depression. McGrath identifies six types of healthy depression and examines the social and cultural sources for each. She offers such strategies as exercise and activities that promote a positive self-image. Especially helpful are chapters discussing inherited factors and vulnerability to unhealthy depression. This book is recommended for popular psychology and self-help collections. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections.
- Lu cille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
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Book Description Bantam, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110553565133