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Self-help for depression-curse of the strong

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Hi,

Just wanted to recommend the best book i've come across in ages on depression - 'Depressive Illness: The curse of the strong.' It helped me finally accept that depression is not my fault and that is a physical and a mental illness.
The book is quite short (so, ideal when depressed) and explains depression in a way that just makes sense and also looks at the different treatment options.

thanks for reading,

Kate
 
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thanks

will try to get and read it, I like it and appreciate input from other folk many thanks





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Thanks for posting it :)
I'll try to read it.
 
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Thanks for sharing that Kate. I will try to get hold of a copy
Hugs Kate4 x
 
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Hi,

I would also recommend this book, it is written in a language that is straight forward, easy to understand and with good homour attached. I certainly found it benefit ted me and helped me understand my condition much easier.

Go for it!!
 
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I just ordered a copy on Amazon:)
 
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Hi Kate4,

Pleased youve done it, what i do find is that its a book that i can put down and comeback to at any time. If nothing more than to remind myself of where i am, what i`ve got and more important that im not alone, im not an isolated case and i can get help. Hope you enjoy. Come back and let us know how you get on !!!

Adi01
 
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I found the first few chapters of the book really helpful. It was interesting to read that depression is a physical illness. This actually takes away some of the irrational guilt that often goes hand in hand with depression.

When I am low I am inclined to be hard on myself and try to make myself think about others who are going through a terrible time with life threatening illnesses or bereavement. It just doesn't help - just makes me feel even more guilty and annoyed with myself.

I haven't felt well enough to read much further than that but at least I am not trying to overcome quite so much guilt. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kate x
 
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I bought this book last week and have nearly read all of it- really good!!
Any other recommendations?
 
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How you feeling Katie, sorry you had feeling rough?
 
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self help for depression curse of the strong

i think i also will get this book, after so many reccomends thanks
 
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Sounds dangerous to me.....does it suggest that depression is caused by chemical changes in the brain? Show me anyone with depression who had a happy and healthy childhood......(If you think you did, you are in denial, it doesn't take much to [email protected] up a child) I'm not saying that chemical changes don't occur, but they are not the cause. If we don't take total responsibility for finding the root causes of our depression in terms of our psychology and make changes, then we condemn ourselves to lifelong depression. Well, it won't be me!
 
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