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The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living With Depression and Manic Depression

Copeland, Mary Ellen

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ISBN 10: 157224268X / ISBN 13: 9781572242685
Published by New Harbinger Publications Inc., Oakland, California, U.S.A., 2001
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A very good softcover copy. Light wear; crease and scrape on back cover; bit of residue. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. NOT ex-library. 333pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Psychology; ISBN: 157224268X. ISBN/EAN: 9781572242685. Inventory No: 018978. Bookseller Inventory # 008078

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Title: The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living ...

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Inc., Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes the Second Edition of The Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to:

  • Take responsibility for your own wellness
  • Use charts to track and control your moods
  • Find helpful care providers
  • Build a system of mutual support
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods
  • Avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms.

A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies, The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.

Review:

It may be difficult for those suffering from depression to add a little work into their day; simply getting out of bed can seem like plenty of work. But if you are newly diagnosed or experiencing moderate problems with depression or bipolar disorder, The Depression Workbook might be a literal lifesaver.

The first section is especially useful to new patients just learning to navigate the signs, treatments, and vocabulary of depression. Clearly written overviews of specific symptoms are coupled with space for you to write in your own thoughts on treatment, prognosis, and your ultimate goals. Checklists and daily planners help to identify both areas of difficulty and positive experiences; later in the book, you'll find charts for tracking medications, diet, and doctor visits.

A full section is devoted to the establishment and maintenance of a support group. Ideas range from open discussions with family members to seeking out volunteer work, and it's this section that may be the trickiest for the depressed to work through. Finding the strength to make new friends may seem impossible at first, but author Mary Ellen Copeland spreads plenty of warmth, encouragement, and personal experience among her directives. --Jill Lightner

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