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What To Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide for Caregivers

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This book is directed toward the caregiver or "strengthened ally" of any of the more than seventeen million Americans who suffer from this common but often misunderstood affliction. Woven throughout are the personal experiences of Mitch Golant, who spent most of his childhood with a mother who was seriously depressed, an experience that not only catapulted him into his wor
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 15th 1998 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1997)
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Lisa
Sep 06, 2007 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology-other
I bought this book for my parents to help them understand my depression and gather some better methods for supporting me. It is really helpful, as it is very informational about all facets of the disorder: what a depressed person experiences, different types of depression, medication, etc. But it's also relatively informal which is important when someone who's reading it doesn't know a lot about the disorder.

One really important important thing about this book is that it gives insight into what
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Amanda Sieben
Feb 06, 2016 Amanda Sieben rated it really liked it
Very thorough in all aspects of treatment and solutions. Not so much new information compared to what I've read previously but a good review and helpful to refocus, which I feel would be beneficial during a harder time.
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Jennifer
Jan 11, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
3.5/5

What To Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed by Mitch Golant is a very practical guide to understanding depression and gives the caregiver insight into the mind of someone suffering from a mood disorder. I found the book to offer up some excellent advice, it is not one I plan to buy, but I am definitely glad I read it and would suggest What To DO When Someone You Love Is Depressed to others who live with someone suffering from depression.
Tayah
Dec 13, 2007 Tayah rated it it was ok
way to basic, all what i thought would come natural to someone. But maybe not.
I prefer hardcore reading about psychology and socialwork. This is definitily a beginers book, but it is a good one.
Nancy
Jun 14, 2010 Nancy rated it liked it
Not sure how to rate an informative book- it was interesting and a wealth of information was gleaned from it.
Cynthia
Jul 04, 2013 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
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I found this book most simple and helpful. Clear examples of what to do and say.
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Mitch Golant, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice and the vice president of research and development for the Wellness Community-National.

Dr. Golant is widely recognized as a pioneer in the use of information technology in cancer education and support through the delivery of online support groups. He served for 4 years on the Board of Directors for the American Psychosocial On
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