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The Secret Strength of Depression

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Fully revised and updated for the new millennium, this new paperback edition includes the latest discoveries in the treatment of depression. It has been expanded to include reports of the myths and miracles of the new antidepressants, the most recent findings on the biology of depression in women, and new information on depression in adolescents and the elderly.In these un ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 304 pages
Published June 20th 2002 by Hatherleigh Press (first published 1974)
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لَمْيَاء  سُلطَان

أكثر ما يمتع في عملية قراءتي لأي كتاب أنني أقرأه في فصلي .. و الممتع أكثر التعليقات التي تأتي على عنوان الكتاب .
فمثلا عندما كنت أقرأ رواية العمى لفترة من الزمن كانت التعليقات ما بين ( عم تقرأي العمى ؟ شو قصة الكتاب ؟ العنوان مقصود فيه العمى (المرض ) و لا المسبة :/ )
أما في أثناء قراءتي لكتاب ( القوة الخفية للاكتئاب ) و بما أن كلمة الاكتئاب هي الكلمة الموحيدة المحددة و البارزة في العنوان فكانت التعليقات ( ليش عم تقرأي عن الاكتئاب ؟ لسا ما اكتئبتي؟ ) و بعض الأحيان – بعد حصة من الحصص – (
Jun 24, 2015 Bayader rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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لغته ليست بسيطة تقتصر على التعريف بالموضوع فحسب ، فهو يحتوي على عدد من المصطلحات الطبية للأمراض و الأدوية التي لا بد أن تكون مألوفة للقارئ العربي في مجال علم النفس على الأقل حتى يستطيع مواصلة القراءة ( إضافة إلى فصل عن الأدوية المضادة للإكتئاب و قد تعذر علي قراءته ) ، إلا أنها ليست معقدة كما أدرج المؤلف العديد من الأمثلة العملية و الواقعية لإيصال ما يريد ، و لا تمنع الإستفادة من الكتاب كالفصول المخصصة عن الإكتئاب في المراهقة و الطفولة و البيئات المسببة للإكتئاب ، لكن أفضل إستفادة ستحقق للمعالجين ...more
Rena Sherwood
I lasted until about page 14, when I noticed not one but TWO factual errors. Depression is NOT contagious and people who first become sexually active often get uterine tract infections because sex introduces strange bacteria to the body NOT because there are relationship issues.

And that's not even mentioning the author's insistence that angels and God exist.

Crap book that well deserves NO stars.
Oct 24, 2013 Andy rated it really liked it
Not so sure that the title of this book was well-chosen; it's less about the "secret strength" of depression than it is about recognizing depression, and some of its mechanisms. At this, it succeeds nicely. Most importantly, points out the delayed effects caused by "powering through" short depression-inducing issues, a practice which, according to the author, can lead to personal meltdowns and impulsive acts of self-sabotage (say, abruptly breaking up a romance without considering the end result ...more
Apr 15, 2012 Heidi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. Totally depressing. I read the whole thing and cannot tell you the point of the title!
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