Author: Stephen S. Ilardi
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2009-06-02
In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cure program has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications.
Author: Steve Ilardi
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Depression, Mental
Based on extensive research with an amazing success rate, The Depression Cure outlines a step-by-step plan for recovery from depression, which focuses on six key lifestyle elements that have largely disappeared in healthy doses from modern life: - physical exercise - omega-3 fatty acids - natural sunlight exposure - restorative sleep - social connectedness - meaningful, engaging activity With his six-step programme, Dr Ilardi not only makes sense of depression but offers a practical and straightforward plan for recovery. The Depression Cure is an essential guide for anyone seeking an alternative approach to depression treatment.
Author: Richard O'Connor
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O'Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits. Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion. UNDOING DEPRESSION teaches us how to replace depressive patterns with a new and more effective set of skills. We already know how to "do" depression-and we can learn how to undo it. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought about this painful disease, O'Connor offers new hope-and new life-for sufferers of depression.
An award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist presents seven all-natural approaches to fighting depression and anxiety by building on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding dramatic improvements quickly and permanently. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Author: James Samuel Gordon
Release Date: 2009
A practical guide to healing depression without anti-depressants builds on a philosophy that depression occurs as a result of life imbalances, in a reference that outlines a seven-step program for taking control of one's circumstances.
Author: Norman E. Rosenthal
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2013-09-04
If you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), take heart. A range of effective treatments and preventive measures can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days. Yet when depression kicks in, it's tough to mobilize yourself to find and use the information you need to feel better. That's where this skillfully crafted workbook comes in. Leading SAD expert Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal guides you step by step to: *Record your symptoms, such as low moods, fatigue, sleep problems, and food cravings. *Gain awareness of your seasonal patterns--to anticipate problems before they arise. *Determine which remedies to try, including light therapy, meditation, lifestyle changes, antidepressants, and psychotherapy. *Keep track of what works and how long it takes for symptoms to improve. *Spend your high-energy months equipping yourself for the times when energy is low. By working through the book's simple checklists and fill-in-the-blank forms (you can download and print additional copies as needed), you'll create your own blueprint for greater well-being all year long. Let there be light! See also Dr. Rosenthal's Winter Blues, Fourth Edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of SAD and its treatment.
Does your life feel like a quiet despair, a downward spiral with no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you feel lonely, blasé, and unenthusiastic about life? If so, you are definitely not alone... In the past few years, depression rates have skyrocketed, and research suggests that one in four Americans will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Depression isn't what happens when your team loses a game of football or when a pickpocket steals your brand new IPhone. It is not an ephemeral change in emotions or an indication of weakness either. Depression is a long lasting low mood that interferes with day-to-day life to the point where it becomes an unbearable burden. Major depressive disorder is a serious condition that over time damages the brain and the body. Unfortunately many people still confuse this condition with mere feelings of sadness and the advice that we hear so often ("suck it up" or "just snap out of it") stems directly from this misunderstanding. Depression is classified as serious mental condition that requires medical attention and treatment and antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed treatment to address the symtomps of depression. However, in recent years, antidepressants have raised a multitude of concerns due to their wide range of side effects which include suicide, sleep disturbances, weight gain, increased relapse rates and loss of sexual desire, just to name a few. Many patients who have taken antidepressants have had their depression worsen over the long-term through a process called antidepressant-induced chronic depression. The FDA has even instructed all antidepressant drug manufacturers to add a black warning label (the most serious one) to their medication. In light of this, many doctors and patients are now looking to alternative solutions for treating depression. Dr Mark Hyman, eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, openly says in an article published on the Huffington Post, "Antidepressants don't work... the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. As a physician, this is frightening to me." The purpose of this book is not to make a case against antidepressants but rather to provide alternative solutions for overcoming depression without having to resort to prescription drugs and endure their potentially dangerous side effects. With The 11-Step Program to Beat Depression For Life, you will embark on a journey that will take you back to the state of peace, joy and happiness you were born to inhabit. The 11-Step Program to Naturally Beat Depression For Life will teach you : How Antidepressants can do more harm than good What depression really is The causes and symtomps of depression How to restore your self-esteem How to improve your nutrition How to practice mindfulness meditation How to recondition your subconsious mind And much more! The truth is, depression is beatable - and the 11 steps outlined in this book will show exactly how you can naturally overcome it while improving your overall health and happiness. This book will take you by the hand and show you step-by-step how you can re-enginner your life to overcome depression. Tags: Depression, Cure, Stress, Anxiety, Books, Teens, Meditation
Author: Henry Emmons, MD
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-01-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
Argues that medication alone is insufficient to treat depression, and draws on eastern and western approaches that address depression as a symptom of chemical imbalances that can be treated psychologically, spiritually, and physically through lifestyle choices.
Author: Therese Borchard
Publisher: Center Street
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Whenever Therese Borchard was weathering a personal storm, and help was nowhere to be found, her one guiding light was the question, "What would a therapist say?" The result was a sort of therapy scrapbook for rough days--a quick reference for anyone who needs a dose of encouragement, support and tried and true ways to cope. THE POCKET THERAPIST is a compact and accessible guide filled with techniques and advice to help combat everything from addictive behavior to negative thinking.
Author: J. Mark G. Williams
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2012-06-04
If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web. See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Author: Alex Korb
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects—giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.
Author: Julia Ross
Publisher: Viking Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness
Outlines a four-step program for treating depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, and sleep problems, demonstrating how to apply amino acid and other nutritional strategies for immediate relief.
Author: David D. Burns, M.D.
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks? Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships? Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings of insecurity? What you may not realize is that these fears are almost never based on reality. Anxiety is one of the world’s oldest cons. When you’re anxious, you’re actually fooling yourself. You are telling yourself things that simply aren’t true. See if you can recognize yourself in any of these distortions: All-or-Nothing Thinking: “My mind will go blank when I give my presentation at work, and everyone will think I’m an idiot.” Fortune Telling: “I just know I’ll freeze up and blow it when I take my test.” Mind Reading: “Everyone at this party can see how nervous I am.” Magnification: “Flying is so dangerous. I think this plane is going to crash!” Should Statements: “I shouldn’t be so anxious and insecure. Other people don’t feel this way.” Emotional Reasoning: “I feel like I’m on the verge of cracking up!” Self-Blame: “What’s wrong with me? I’m such a loser!” Mental Filter: “Why can’t I get anything done? My life seems like one long procrastination.” Now imagine what it be like to live a life that’s free of worries and self-doubt; to go to sleep at night feeling peaceful and relaxed; to overcome your shyness and have fun with other people; to give dynamic presentations without worrying yourself sick ahead of time; to enjoy greater creativity, productivity and self-confidence. Does that sound impossible? The truth is you can defeat your fears. In When Panic Attacks, Dr. Burns takes you by the hand and shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety. In fact, you will learn how to use more than forty simple, effective techniques, and the moment you put the lie to the distorted thoughts that plague you, your fears will immediately disappear. Dr. Burns also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good. This is not pop psychology but proven, fast-acting techniques that have been shown to be more effective than medications. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who’s worried sick and sick of worrying.