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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques

Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It


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A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your depression, modeled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety.

Why is depression one of the most pervasive of all mental health complaints? What makes the lethargy, mental rumination, loss of concentration, unassuageable negativity, and feelings of inadequacy so stubbornly resistant to treatment and so hard to shake off? What can you do to alleviate your symptoms and move in the direction of full recovery?

In order to answer these questions, Margaret Wehrenberg explains, you must first understand your brain. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research presented in a reader-friendly way, Wehrenberg skillfully describes what happens in the brain of a depression sufferer and what specific techniques can be used to alter brain activity and control its range of disabling symptoms. Containing practical, take-charge tips from a seasoned clinician, this book presents the ten most effective strategies for moving from lethargy into action, taking charge of your brain, and breaking free from depression to find hope and happiness.


“In steps that are both clear and scaled for easily attainable victories, Wehrenberg extends a hand to those without the recourse of clinical therapy.” — Booklist

“C]hock full of options, techniques, and information to assist a depressed person in understanding every aspect of their disorder. . . . Wehrenberg has successfully linked the world of prescription medications with the world of behavioral psychotherapy so that both are affirmed and everyone is more informed. The more I read of this book, the more I liked it and found it useful, because it stretches the usual ways of thinking to include, rather than exclude, helpful options.” — The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter

“[A] thoughtful book that provides immediate help for people suffering from depression. I highly recommend it.” — Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

“A well-researched book with clearly-written brain science for the non-scientist. Its life-changing, self-motivating techniques, many of which can be practiced outside the treatment room, will benefit anyone who suffers from depression and everyone who treats them. The appendix of practices alone is worth the price!” — Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression

“Wehrenberg helps the reader remove self-blame for their condition and get on with the necessary changes they need to implement in order to feel better…[W]ould be useful to both patients and therapists. An uplifting, life-changing read.” — WellBeing Magazine (AU)

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