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On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Conquering Depression

Cronkite, Kathy

Published by Doubleday, 1994
ISBN 10: 038542194X / ISBN 13: 9780385421942
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Title: On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about...

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Author 038542194X This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page with the following inscription in her hand: For Anne, Thank you for helping spread the message of hope-it was a great interview! 6/1/94" Advertising literature laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 003599

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Synopsis: They have made the impossible climb into the spotlight and attained their brightest dreams.  But for Mike Wallace, Kitty Dukakis, William Styron, Joan Rivers, and countless other people struggling against the debilitating effects of 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, Kathy Cronkite gives voice to dozens of celebrated professionals who have endured--and conquered--the hopelessness of chronic depression.  Most of all, this courageous book brings a ray of hope to the 24 million Americans who live in the shadows of this misunderstood disease, yet bravely seek a path toward the light.  You will learn:

What to do when the sadness won't go away.
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 their own--or a parent's--illness.
Which effective new treatments can lift the burden of depression--for up to 90 percent of people who suffer from it!

From the Publisher: "Important...-- Los Angeles Times

"I was ashamed. It was a confession of weakness. For years, depression meant the crazy house. As I look back at it, [my shame] just seems damned foolishness, 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, strongly researched but accessible book."
--Kirkus Reviews

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

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