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Break free from the hell of depression
If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of peop...more
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The first part of the book had compelling explanations for the phenomenon. The practical parts of the book was thorough but that made it repetitive in places. In some ways, it is a very basic book, which can be a positive trait for when life seems extra complicated.
There is a degree of repetition (e.g. many references all-or-nothing thinking) but I guess this is unavoidable in a self-help book, where the same techniques and strategies are applied to different scenarios. I found the later chapters on shame, guilt, anger and forgiveness are both well developed and compelling.
The problem here is that ...more
And in fairness some of it was very helpful, it helped me sort out a lot of the self-bullying language that depression uses, likewise the all-or-nothing thinking, and othe ...more
Firstly I would like to say that this review is predicated on the assumption that self-help books are best reviewed in comparison to other self-help books. On that note, this is a no-nonsense, evidence-based introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and how they relate to common themes and issues in clinical depression. Unfortunately the vast majority of self-help books are short, careerist essays on "Positivity," and despite some g ...more
If you're dealing with depressive or negative thoughts - read it.
This book explains what depression is, what function it serves and gives you cognitive behavioral therapy exercises to learn how to deal with it better, and ultimately, overcome it.
I'll be practicing these exercises daily for years to come.
Summary of book (taken from final chapter):
Depression is probably one of the darkest winte ...more
Once I realised what was happening, I looked for some new techniques to dealing with depression and found this book.
I think it's a highly worthwhile read to anyone who is suffering or has suffered from depression. For those of you ...more
The book focuses on the author's approach to depression treatment by cognitive therapy. There are other therapies available including those based on psychoanalysis and mindfulness practice. Cognitive therapy from my ...more
Also, I think after reading this book, that I am not depressed. Thank God. I hope I stay this way.
After reading almost 18 chapters, still nothing helped, so I just stopped there.
I thought this book would help me, or maybe I would notice I am depressed.
n as it was mentioned there, If you suffer from depression, you are, sadly, far from being alone. In fact, it has been estimated that there may be over 350 million people in the world today who have it.