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This Is Depression: A Comprehensive, Compassionate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Understand Depression

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paperback, 408 pages
Published October 10th 2019 by Page Two Books
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Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must for anyone suffering from depression, as well as families of people experiencing depression. This is no gobbledegook medical text. It is written for the layperson, with concepts well explained. The author even throws in a touch of humour.which is welcome with such a weighty subject.
Highly recommended
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May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was recently diagnosed with major depressive disorder and this book was very helpful in understanding what depression is and what it is doing to my brain and body. I appreciate how compassionate the author is and the consideration of other things that go hand in hand with depression.
Heidi
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Reads like a poorly written psychology textbook.
Haley
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very enlightening book and really covers all aspects of depression. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn more about the disorder.
Mark Roseman
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My own thoughts first, and then some comments from my psychiatrist wife...

An empathetic and optimistic hands-on tour through the world of depression.

Book titles can be obscure and misleading... not this one! Dr. McIntosh's book fully delivers on its promise, giving patients and others most everything they need to know about depression. Definitely comprehensive, she covers a wide range of subjects: what depression is, what it looks like in all its diversity, how it's diagnosed, what causes it, ho
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Dr. Diane McIntosh graduated from Dalhousie University, where she completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy before completing medical school and residency training in psychiatry. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and has a community psychiatry practice, with a particular interest in the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD. She is extens ...more

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