Book List – Depression

by Sierra on August 11, 2010

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Depression: The Mood Disease

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Member Review: A readable, informative, consumer’s guide to depression, though less detailed than “Overcoming Depression” by Demitri and Janice Papolos.
Review from: MentalHelp.net

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Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability

Author: Mary Ellen Copeland
Member Review: A self-help workbook to supplement treatment programs providing encouragement for self-advocacy and including recommendations for support and self-help therapy. Focused mostly on depression and fairly light on discussion of medications.
Review from: MentalHelp.net

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Overcoming Depression

Authors: Demitri F. Papolos, Janice Papolos
Member Review: Good coverage of treatments and practical aspects of care for both unipolar and bipolar depression. It also includes a frank discussion of psychiatric therapy in the era of managed care.
Review from: Metapsychology Online Reviews

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Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It

Authors: J. Raymond DePaulo, Leslie Alan Horvitz
Member Review: From a leading medical expert at Johns Hopkins, here is a definitive guide to what’s known about depression: its nature, causes, effects, and treatment. Examines the full range of proven therapies, both mainstream and alternative, that are currently available.
Review from: American Journal of Psychiatry

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Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You

Author: Richard O’Connor
Member Review: From a leading medical expert at Johns Hopkins, here is a definitive guide to what’s known about depression: its nature, causes, effects, and treatment. Examines the full range of proven therapies, both mainstream and alternative, that are currently available.An excellent book. The author is a therapist who also suffers depression. O’Connor takes a very practical, problem-solving approach and has a rare insight into the behavioral effects of depression which may persist after the depression itself is relieved. The section on choosing a therapist is a good example of the author’s pragmatic attitude and by itself would be worth the price of the book.
Review from: Mretapsychology Online Reviews