A very informative book about depression and manic depression. A good overview of the disease and its effects on those of us who suffer with it. Some of it is a little on the technical side, but it’s full of facts and explanations for those with the disease and those around them. A lot of the really spooky aspects of depression (what happens if I have to be hospitalized) are discussed in depth.
In this exploration of the nature and course of depression, Demitri Papolos of New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Janice Papolos, author of The Performing Artist’s Handbook, describe an ideal approach, contrasting it with the actual treatment most patients receive. Included are evaluations of medication therapy, of electro-convulsive treatment and the recent application of research findings to patients and families in counseling.
Softcover, 432 pages.
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Phillips, C. (2008). Overcoming Depression – A Book Brief. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 12, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/overcoming-depression-book-review/0001452
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