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Books About Unipolar Depression

Dealing With Depression Naturally/the Drugless Approach to the Condition That Darkens Millions of Lives - Syd Baumel , Keats Pub, 1995 -- There are natural antidepressant therapies which can restore emotional health, from vitamins and dietary adjustments to visualization exercises and sleep therapy. Baumel tells how to assess the pros and cons of these various therapies and how to apply them to personal issues in this strong self-help guide.

Depression After Childbirth, How to Recognize and Treat Postnatal Illness - Katharina Dalton, Oxford University Press, December, 1996 -- Discussion of postnatal depression and its treatment.

Depression and its Treatment - John H. Greist, M.D. and James W. Jefferson, M.D.Publisher: Warner Books; 1992, Warner Books, 1994 -- Depression is the most common psychological disorder, and at least 10% of Americans will experience a major depression at some point in their lives. This clearly-written, straightforward guide explains depression and its causes and discusses treatments from drugs to psychotherapy. Developed by the American Psychiatric Press.

Depression and Natural Medicine - Rita Elkins , Wise Owl Books, 1995 -- A nutritional approach to depression and mood swings.

Depression: The Mood Disease - Francis M. Mondimore, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995 -- Contains-- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Mood, Depression, Bipolar Disorder), Variations, Causes, and Connections, and Getting Better. From the jacket: "Dr. Mondimore's book reduces the complexities of this baffling and very common illness to terms the general reader can understand. Having been treated for manic-depression for more than ten years and considering myself something of a lay expert, I was pleasantly surprised at how much this book increased my own knowledge of the subject." --Thomas M. Posey, President, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression - Mary Ellen Copeland, Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1992 -- A detailed overview of the history, causes and treatment of mood disorders. Offers step-by-step, self-help guidance for taking responsibility for your own wellness; using charts to track and control your moods; find appropriate mental health professionals; build a support system, increase your self-confidence and self-esteem; using relaxation, diet, exercise and full-spectrum light to stabilize your moods; and avoid conditions that can exacerbate you moods swings. "An essential tool to assist people struggling with depression and mania to gain insight to actively enter a lifelong journey of healing and wellness."

Electro-Convulsive Therapy: A Guide - Dave C. Dries, and Nancy E. Barklage; Lithium Information Center, Dean Foundation, 1996 -- Addresses the most frequently asked questions about ECT and its use in treating depression.

Good Mood: The New Psychology of Overcoming Depression - Julian L. Simon, Open Court Press; 1993. -- Simon cured his own depression within weeks, and has remained depression-free for the past 18 years. He has made innovative contributions to the cognitive approach, resulting in his own distinctive technique, Self-Comparison Analysis. - Paperback

Helplessness : On Depression, Development, and Death - Martin E. P. Seligman, W H Freeman & Co, 1992 -- (A Series of Books in Psychology)

How to Cope with Depression - A Complete Guide for You and Your Family - J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. M.D. and Keith Russel Ablow, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1996 -- Views on depression: illness, personality, behavior, and life stories. DePaulo, Johns Hopkins University, has spearheaded much work on depression and manic depression.

How to Heal Depression - Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams, Prelude Press; 1994 -- The first companion to the eighteen-year bestseller, How to Survive the Loss of a Love, this clear, simply-written program explains what depression is, what causes it, and what the most effective treatments are.

How to Heal Depression, Cassette Version - Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams, Prelude Press; 1996 -- The first companion to the eighteen-year bestseller, How to Survive the Loss of a Love, this clear, simply-written program explains what depression is, what causes it, and what the most effective treatments are. 3 cassettes.

Listening To Prozac - Peter D. Kramer, M.D., Penguin, USA (Reprint Edition), 1994 -- A psychiatrist explores some of the implications of anti-depressants, and especially of Prozac's unusual effects on the personality. Kramer also discusses the recent research on depression, as well as several other issues which seem linked to depression.

Listening To Prozac, Cassettes - Peter D. Kramer, M.D., Simon & Schuster Audio, 1994 -- A psychiatrist explores some of the implications of anti-depressants, and especially of Prozac's unusual effects on the personality. Kramer also discusses the recent research on depression, as well as several other issues which seem linked to depression.

Living With Depression & Manic Depression : Self-Help Strategies/Cassette - Mary Ellen Copeland, New Harbinger , 1994

Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability - Mary Ellen Copeland, New Harbinger , 1994 -- A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability - Those affected with depressive and manic depressive disorders can live fairly normal lives with proper treatment: this title provides self-help tips to supplement treatment programs, providing encouragement for self-advocacy and including recommendations for support and self-help therapy. From minimizing negative influences from the past to using peer counseling effectively, this provides a workbook packed with tips.

Moodswing - Ronald Fieve, Bantam Books, 1996 (revised & expanded) -- This expanded edition updates the research and treatments of depression that have emerged in the last fifteen years. Fieve sheds new light on specific mood disorders such as PMS, seasonal depression, and has new chapters on substance abuse. Contains information and anecdotal stories about depressives and manic depressives; by the individual who spearheaded lithium therapy.

Natural Alternatives to Prozac - Michael T. Murray, William Morrow & Company, 1996 -- Offers safe and effective alternatives to Prozac for people who want to alleviate depression naturally, demonstrating how many herbs, extracts, vitamins, and minerals can produce depression-alleviating help without side effects.

On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Conquering Depression. - Kathy Cronkite, Doubleday; 1994 -- A reassuring message for the 24 million Americans who suffer from depression each year. Cronkite interviewed dozens of journalists, actors, and politicians who have experienced--and conquered--depression. This work is a major step toward eradicating the stigma attached to depression.

Out of the Nightmare: Recovery From Depression And Suicidal Pain - David L. Conroy, PhD , New Liberty Press, 1991 -- This should be required reading for every suicidal person, therapist, counselor, friends and families of suicidal persons, and those left behind by the suicide of a loved one. It is non-technical but very comprehensive, and will almost surely help.

Overcoming Depression - Dimitri F. and Janice Papolos, Harper-Perennial; February 1, 1997 -- A bestselling classic in the field and the definitive book most recommended by doctors is now thoroughly updated and revised. This vital and accessible guide provides state-of-the-art medical information and solid practical advice for the millions who suffer from depression and manic depression and for their families.

Prozac Nation : Young and Depressed in America : A Memoir - Elizabeth Wurtzel, -- Painful, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, Prozac Nation is Elizabeth Wurtzel's catharsis--a cry of rage at the chronic depression which has dominated most of her young life. "A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression."--The New York Times.

Secrets of Serotonin - Carol Hart , St. Martins, 1996 -- Serotonin--a completely natural hormone manufactured by your own body--can dramatically transform your mood, reduce your appetite, and improve your life. Serotonin has a powerful effect on the brain--in fact, millions of people take Prozac every day to compensate for low serotonin levels without knowing that changes in diet and lifestyle may be all they need. This breakthrough book helps you take charge of your own health and healing.

Silencing the Self : Women and Depression - Dana Crowley Jack , Harpercollins, 1993 -- An important contribution to the fields of psychology and women's studies, Silencing the Self is a startling treatise on the roots of female depression that draws on new ynderstandings of the importance of relationships in women's lives.

Undercurrents : A Life Beneath the Surface - Martha Manning , Harpercollins, 1996 -- The memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who skillfully, uncannily tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression, Manning's is a witty and graceful account that belies the popular understanding of the controversial treatment she sought.

Understanding Depression - Donald Klein, M.D., and Paul Wender, M.D. (founders of the National Assn. for Depressive Illness), Oxford; 1994 -- A definitive guide to depressive illness--its causes, course, and symptoms--that clarifies the difference between depression and biological depression. Includes several self-rating tests. "Offers hope for relief from a terrifying affliction and practical, step-by-step advice for finding that relief."-- New York Times.

You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way? : New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction - Collette Dowling, Harrison Pope , James I. Hudson (Contributor) , Bantam Doubleday Dell; 1993 -- The author of Perfect Women challenges society's long-held belief that depression and related disorders stem from moral weakness or a lack of self-control, but instead are caused by chemical imbalances, often inherited, which can be successfully treated with medication.

Modified November 18, 2005

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