Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel

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Ideal for sufferers, caregivers, and loved ones searching for answers, this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression, the path to diagnosis, and the confusion and frustration that can result from attempting to keep it at bay. Revealing the hardships of grappling with a depressive disorder, it emphasizes unique methods of control through regular diet and exercise. Oscillating between humor and gut-wrenching poignancy, these compelling life stories entrust readers with a key message—while depression may not be curable, it can be managed.

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Tessa Wigney is a writer and is undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, based at the Black Dog Institute, the mood disorders unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist, a teacher, the publications consultant at the Black Dog Institute, and the editor of Tracking the Black DogGordon Parker is a mood disorders researcher, a professor of psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, the executive director of the Black Dog Institute, and the author of Dealing with Depression.

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"A wonderful book for anyone who has been depressed or who wants to understand depression better. It is insightful, compassionate, and invaluable."  —Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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