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 Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need.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.
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.
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: 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: Douglas Bloch
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-12-01
In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.
Author: Aaron M. Anderson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Do you or someone you love suffer from anxiety and depression? Have you tried medications only to find that you either relapse or even get worse symptoms than you had before?Would you like to learn how to overcome anxiety and depression without using medication?This book offers guidance for the individual struggling with anxiety and depression as well as for a loved one trying to support someone who struggles.The first part of the book, entitled "Discovering Light", is written in narrative format and based on true events. It provides a glimpse into the mind of someone who struggled with depression and panic attacks for years before learning how to overcome anxiety and depression without medication.The second part of the book "12 Steps in Overcoming Anxiety and Depression without Medication" is the "how to" section. It provides specific instructions and learning activities to help someone learn how to overcome anxiety and depression without medication. It also provides numerous resources to help those who struggle.The book is a must read for either someone who struggles with depression and/or anxiety as well as a loved one who may be searching for a way to help.
Author: Donald P. Hall
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Depressed persons
Depression affects a person mentally, spiritually, and physically, greatly impacting their lives and the people they love. With empathy and clear language, psychiatrist Donald Hall explains recent scientific discoveries about the role of chemicals in the brain, and how depression, like other illnesses, has symptoms and cures. Hall integrates spiritual, medical, and psychological principles in his SMART model that leads those suffering from depression to the hope of recovery and healing. Stop Addiction: Don't make depression worse by substance abuse Medicate Chemical Imbalances: Have wise counsel for antidepressant management Adjust Expectations of Yourself: Release burdens and evaluate self-image distortions Revise Your Relationships with Others: Set boundaries, talk, practice forgiveness Track with the Holy Spirit: See your brokenness and lean on prayer and fellowship For readers who are suffering from or living with someone dealing with depression, Hall shares fresh scientific discoveries while standing firmly on the good news of God's hope.
It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer Depression at some point in their lives. If not, I am certain you know someone who is or have suffered this debilitating condition before. I myself was a victim of depression, but I conquered it and I want to tell YOU how you can too. Depression Can Be Treated and Can be Overcome Find out why you are depressed and gain the right solution for you. This guide will explore various topics to help you work through your depression. It is not a step by step answer sheet, but a fact filled and holistic approach book to help you see how far we have come in understanding depression and the new treatments being used. You will learn: Background information on depression Why you are depressed The main causes of depression How to recognize the symptoms of depression Depression is one of the most serious and life changing phenonmenon a person can go through. It can literally consume your thoughts, your emotions, how you look at life, and how you live it. With that being said, it is possible to treat this condition and make sure it does not consume your whole well-being again. Along with anxiety, depression was one of the hardest and most difficult condition I had to live with. In fact, living with depression usually meant barely living at all. In this book titled, "Depression: Naturally Free Yourself of Depression and Heal Sadness, Sorrow, and Misery. A complete and direct guide to cure and overcome stress, anxiety, and other factors that contribute to depression" is a comprehensive, direct, and powerful book that can help you change the outlook of your life. This book will cover all aspects of depression that includes: Knowing what depression is and finding the root of why you are depressed Common misconceptions and dubunking what is true and false about depression How depression affects all aspects of your life New modern techniques, approaches, and cures to boost your self-esteem and defeat depression How to live a fulfilling life Since receiving my Bachelors and Masters in Psychology, I have dedicated my life in helping and changing people's lives for the better. Depression is not something to be taken lightly and must be taken seriously at all cost. For a moment in time, it can really ruin your life. However, I believe my book will thoroughly cover everything about depression and everything you can do to prevent and treat it. What makes this book different from others is the fact that since depression is a holistic problem, the best way to treat this condition is from a holistic approach. There are guides and steps a person can take, which might be helpful, but understanding depression and understaning treatment as a whole is a more powerful way in beating this condition. Take action today and start defeating depression now. Scroll above download and receive your copy now! Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Sadness, Sorrow, Misery, Cure, Techniques, Overcome, Condition, Self-esteem, Confidence
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: Peter D. Kramer
Release Date: 2006-07-25
In his landmark bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now Kramer offers a frank and unflinching look at the condition those medications treat: depression. Definitively refuting our notions of "heroic melancholy," he walks readers through groundbreaking new research—studies that confirm depression's status as a devastating disease and suggest pathways toward resilience. Thought-provoking and enlightening, Against Depression provides a bold revision of our understanding of mood disorder and promises hope to the millions who suffer from it.
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.
One out of four Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetime; major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 through 44. However, only a fraction of those suffering will seek treatment; 25 percent will seek treatment for symptoms. Stigma claims the other 75 percent, wedging depressed individuals into a life of silent suffering. In Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. Listings of national and global resources make this a ready resource for everything you need to know about depression.