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Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders

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Covering both traditional and alternative approaches to treating depression, this fully revised and updated guide outlines the many different types of depression, including mood swings, clinical depression, and bipolar disorders. Each type of depression is explained fully and is accompanied by suggestions for the most appropriate treatments. Simple descriptions and a user- ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Allen Unwin (first published September 1st 2002)
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Sonja
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Depression is an illness that is oft misunderstood and, despite growing public awareness, is still very much stigmatised. Dealing with depression is a book that coves new ground in understanding the different types of depression, how it affects people, and offers suggestions for management systems through both psychotherapy and medications.

The author, Gordon Parker, is a leading international expert on depression and mood disorders, a Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, and also the Executive Dire
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Jay
A nice, neat book. The chapters are very short, but succinct, so it means that if you just wanted to check up about something, it's easy to do so. It also has a chapter on various types of medication, which are broken down into the various types of depression. It also has chapters on different types of depression, the types of therapies that may be useful, as well as how these types of depression may be presented.

The book itself is very short (barely 120 pages), but it's compact, so good if you
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Chantal Ward
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Challenges the normal way of looking at depression treatment and offers a counter approach. It deals a lot with thoughts that I've had ever since I set out to define my illness. Fantastic book.
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Gordon Parker is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of NSW, Professorial Fellow at the Black Dog Institute, and a renowned researcher and expert on mood disorders. Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist based at the Black Dog Institute, Sydney. Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers are editors of the bestselling Journeys with the Black Dog and several other books on depression. Philip Boyce is Pr ...more
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