DEPRESSION BOOKS : If you are depressed then take
a look at this top-rated book, ‘Undoing Depression
: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You And Medication
Can’t’ by Richard O’Connor …
What Therapy Doesn't Teach You
and Medication Can't'
note that the book cover may be different depending
on whereabouts in the world you are!
Review By: Claire,
Sleepydust Editor, Amazon and Amazon readers
can be a very real symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
and Fibromyalgia. What’s more, it’s often
pushed aside, overlooked or even ignored.
that will just make you feel worse - and it is likely
to make recovery from your CFS/FM practically
make sure you get all the help you need when you’re
struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia–
especially on the emotional side.
found that reading books like these helped
a lot when I suffered from depression as
a symptom of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Post Viral
I no longer suffer from it. And although I know that
part of the depression symptom in Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is biochemical,
there is a part of depression that we can do
something about – just by learning to
think differently about ourselves…
books like this one, really can help…
you never know – you might find comfort, inspiration,
or even hope in them!
O’Connor, the author of this book, says:
wanted to write a book to address the issue of
emphasis is too often focused on treatment after
someone has hit rock bottom. There is a sense
that depression is something that happens to you
without warning. I disagree.
think there is a warning - that people
do lead a depressed lifestyle before they feel
depressed - and that people should be
encouraged to believe there is a lot they can
do to avoid hitting bottom and to make their recovery
much faster and more effective.
because of my own personal experience with depression,
I feel a strong desire to help prevent people
from suffering what my family and I have gone
I've tried to lay out a roadmap for people to
follow through recovery. I've taken the "practice
wisdom" of good psychotherapy and put it
into a form that people can follow to help themselves
as they deal with depression in their thinking,
their behavior, their emotions, their relationships,
and their self-image.”
here are a couple of Amazon reader reviews:
“As a lifetime sufferer
of depression, I've read my share of self-help
books, most of which didn't seem to address the
real problem and the terrible suffering in a way
that I could translate into progress.
book opened up the mystery and offered
just the most practical, everyday advice.
been going around preaching it to my friends so
much that they call it "The Book." Not
to sound too effervescent, but even in the few
weeks since I put his suggestions into effect,
I've found myself laughing more:
always a good sign.
worth the time to read and reread if you or someone
you love is tormented by this illness.”
Janise Owens from Rural north Florida --
absolute must-read for depressives, families,
a recovering depressive who believes knowledge
is a pretty good weapon, I was already really
tired of reading work on depression that is preachy,
naive, alien to my experience and/or didn't tell
me anything I didn't already know. By the time
I read the first 100 pages of Undoing Depression,
I'd learned more than I ever did in other
books or therapy.
O'Connor demonstrates that he knows depression
inside and out, he offers real-life, plain-language,
non-simplistic strategies for attacking each of
the depressive lifestyle traits that continue
to face many people who thought listening to Prozac
would solve every problem.”
A reader from western CT --
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