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Taming The Black Dog - A Guide To Overcoming Depression

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Don't want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light at the end of the tunnel is fading? You may be suffering from depression, a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog.

Taming the Black Dog is a simple guide to managing depression, which an estimated 1 in 5 people will suffer in one form or another at some time in their lives. This smal
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Published 2000 by Harpercollins
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Kylie W
Oct 15, 2008 Kylie W rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who suffers depression or who lives with someone who suffers depression
If you ever suffer from depression I highly recommend getting this book and keeping it on your bookshelf. It is short, easy to read and has lots of cartoon pictures. Despite the pictures and the easy-to-read factor, it doesn't condescend at all. You can pick this up and just read a couple of pages anywhere at random.

I love it.
Angelmae
It's a good book to try and review because the aim is very simple and clinical - does it help someone?

As a sufferer myself, it helped, but I know it is probably only a short term helper. Reading it again later when its effects have worn off, probably wont give me any new insights, which probably, unfortunately, relegates this small and fun book to the ranks of "just another self help book". There's a certain inherent resistance in this disease that probably prevents many if not most books of thi
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Sammie
Lame book, only read it to see what it was like *Yawn*
Tara
A pretty lame form of help for a doctor to give to someone with two degrees almost finished, who was reporting symptoms of depression.
All the same, I can see how it would benefit someone.
Someone who doesn't know what depression is and needs it explained to them in simple terms..
Fiona
A great introduction to what depression is all about. This is a great book to give to family members/friends who want or need to know a bit more. A very easy read with cartoons to make it "enjoyable"
Choco
I'll probably reread this to get more out of it, which should help me at work.
Kate
Very helpful.
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In 1991 Bev Aisbett launched a full–time freelance career in cartooning and illustration. Around this time, Bev experienced an ordeal commonly known as anxiety disorder. Out of this experience she developed the character "IT" which led to the successful publication of Living With IT, Living IT Up and Letting IT Go. Bev has also published "Get Real, dealing with body image and eating disorders" and ...more
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