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Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: A CBT-Based Guide For Men Who Want to Overcome Depression

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by New Harbinger Publications
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Bob
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed is the perfect book for the average male who struggles with symptoms of depression. It offers a concise, an easy to digest, and an evidence-based summary of the nature of depression ("the beast"), as well as the cognitive-behavioral interventions that "starve the beast."

The book urges men to take severe depression seriously, which is vital given that middle age men die by suicide more than any other age group. Recognizing the men may minimize and invalidate their
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Marcus
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is ostensibly for men who are first confronting their severe depression. Many of the strategies outlined within (exercise, dietary changes, social outreach) are extremely helpful, but will not be new to the seasoned depressionaire.

What is fresh about Horwitz's approach is the strategy of visualizing, personifying, and naming an individual's depression, placing it outside of himself. This process not only creates an adversarial tack that motivates action; it also creates, perhaps
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Russ
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brief, but very practical. He boils down much more comprehensive and detailed methods of dealing with depression (and anxiety), to dealing with the “Beast.” I like this, as it easily parallels the spiritual forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil (Ephesians 2:2–3).
Ashley Peterson
How to Stop Feeling so Damn Deporessed: The No BS Guide for Men by psychologist Jonas A. Horwitz is a how-to guide that aims to tell men how to take on depression and win.

The author explains that this book is for men with severe depression. I found the use of the term "severe" a bit unclear as it did not seem to be used to specify a severe major depressive episode; rather, it was used to refer to a major depressive episode of any severity. It may well be that much of the audience of this book
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Michael
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Depressed folks
Recommended to Michael by: My mother found this at the library
This book really succeeds at what it is trying to do: provide a clear, easy to understand tools for men to understand their depression and combat it effectively. The central exhortation of the book boils down to "do something to combat your depression every day", and Dr. Horwitz spends the various chapters elaborating on the specific actions you can take to do this. The emphasis on visualizing and personifying your depression is a particularly useful mindset to adopt.

I think the only flaw is
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Rohit Goswami
There are but two cardinals sent perpetrated by the author.

The first is that the book fails to extricate itself from the quagmire of books which serve as advertisements for psychology.

Secondly, it's rather sexist. Of course there is nothing even vaguely special or useful in terms of content, except that whatever ails you, a psychologist probably knows how to help. Joy.

The only saving grace is that the illustrations are nice and the book begins in a rather charmingly self depreciating way.
Jericho Eames
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not my depression and it's time to drain energy from the beast.
Julian
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fresh new perspective to tackle the "beast". I'll be starving the beast around me on a daily basis.
Vijay Swain
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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