Living with Depression: Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healing

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jul 16, 2011 - Self-Help - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Living with Depression by Deborah Seranti is a must read for anyone who has depression and for those who treat depression. I believe that it would also be helpful to have friends and family of anyone ... Read full review

Living with Depression: Why Biology and Biography Matter Along the Path to Hope and Healing

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Psychologist Serani shares her own experience and related research in an effort to help all those suffering from depression to understand the disease and negotiate the labyrinth of health-care options ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 MY DEPRESSION
1
CHAPTER 2 UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION
17
CHAPTER 3 TREATMENTS FOR DEPRESSION
31
CHAPTER 4 THE INSIDE TRACK
45
CHAPTER 5 YOUR DEPRESSION
63
CHAPTER 6 THE 5 RS
75
CHAPTER 7 PREVENTING SUICIDE
85
CHAPTER 8 UNDERSTANDING STIGMA
95
CHAPTER 9 LIVING WITH DEPRESSION
107
HighProfile People with Mood Disorders
115
Resources
129
NOTES
145
GLOSSARY
187
INDEX
195
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
199
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Dr. Deborah Serani is a psychologist in private practice in New York. She has appeared as an expert on various media outlets including MSNBC.com, MedScape.com, ABC News, Medscape, All You magazine, Newsday, Baby Talk magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, USAToday.com, Wall Street Journal Health Blog, Washington Post Health Blog, HealthCentral.com, and many more. She has also published articles in academic journals.

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