Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
Carl G Jung
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison gives us a way of understanding our depression which matches our experience and which enables us to take charge of our life and change it. Dorothy Rowe shows us that depression is not an illness or a mental disorder but a defence against pain and fear, which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that our life is not what we thought it was.
Depression is an unwanted consequence of how we see ourselves and the world. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life.
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison is for depressed people, their family and friends, and for all professionals and non-professionals who work with depressed people.
Based on extensive research with an amazing success rate, The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Programme to Beat Depression Without Drugs outlines a step-by-step plan for recovery from depression, which focuses on six key lifestyle elements that have largely disappeared in healthy doses from modern life – physical exercise; omega-3 fatty acids; natural sunlight exposure; restorative sleep; social connectedness; meaningful, engaging activity.
With his six-step programme, Dr Steve Ilardi not only makes sense of depression but offers a practical and straightforward plan for recovery. The Depression Cure: The Six-Step Programme to Beat Depression Without Drugs
is an essential guide for anyone seeking an alternative approach to depression treatment.
Alexandra Massey has been through the hell of depression and come through the side. Her bestselling book Beat Depression and Reclaim Your Life offers a practical, jargon-free and realistic lifeline to help sufferers overcome the worst aspects of the condition without the use of medication.
As well as discussing the meaning of depression, examining why it is hard to effect change, and describing the journey towards freedom from depression, Breaking the Bonds: Understanding Depression, Finding Freedom also looks at other interpretations of depression, and at the way drugs are often wrongfully used. By Dorothy Rowe, author of Successful Self.
If you suffer from depression you are not alone – it affects 15.5 million in the U.S., and more than 3 million in the U.K. – and, you are much stronger than you think. Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong (3rd Edition) (Overcoming Common Problems) written by leading consultant psychiatrist Dr Tim Cantopher, explains that people with depression do battle with pressures and stresses that other people would run away from, until their bodies can take no more.
This might well be the Age of Depression. More people than ever now experience the disease directly or see a friend or relative succumb to it. Among their number is Gwyneth Lewis. She set about writing Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book About Depression simply because she wished something like it had existed for her when she was in the middle of her depression.