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Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel

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Ideal for sufferers, caregivers, and loved ones searching for answers, this collection of empowering personal accounts describes the early symptoms and various forms of depression, the path to diagnosis, and the confusion and frustration that can result from attempting to keep it at bay. Revealing the hardships of grappling with a depressive disorder, it emphasizes unique ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin
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Jennifer (JC-S)
This book arose as the result of a writing competition in 2006 when sufferers of mood disorders, their families and friends where invited to write about living with depression. The competition attracted many entries, and the pieces written by the prize winners were exceptional. Those of us who had excerpts of our entries published received a copy of the book.

Personally, I find the book inspirational. Reading through the anonymous excerpts really helps, and reading my own reminds me that journeys
Van Nyx
I am immensely grateful for this.

As a young person who has been battling with the black dog all my life, I have found this book to be revelatory and encouraging.

I identify with so many of these thoughts and feelings that at times it felt like the words came directly from me. I cried a few times and then read it again cover to cover.

This book is important mainly because it describes what some of us have difficulty saying because of the enveloping fog, and it reminds us that although we all feel
Fantastic if you have or want to understand depression.
Graeme Cowan
Some great stories in this book about how people have overcome depression. Shame it does not provide more of the fabulous work that the BDI has done on mood disorder research
I usually really like reading books about mental health/mental illness. This one really dragged for me though. I'm not sure why. I honestly think the stories were each too short. I wanted more depth, more personality, I want to really get to know someone.
most of the stories were truly inspirational.
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