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Best Books about Depression and Trauma in Alcoholic Families

A. Giordano "--Tony"
The list author says: "Research is finding that reading or writing about your illness and its causes can be very therapeutic. It can be liberating. This sure was true for me as learning about the causes of this widespread disorder helped relieve me of crippling guilt and a sense of weakness that it was my own fault. I decided to write a book to share what I learned and to refute the many destructive myths about this misunderstood condition. (“It’s Not All in Your Head: Unearthing the Deep Roots of Depression”)"
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
"The therapist and author effectively intersperses his personal story and those of his clients with penetrating analysis of the causes and effects of male depression. Insightful and informative in the linking of depression to childhood traumas."
Healing The Child Within:  Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Healing The Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
"In this classic in the field of recovery and inner growth, physician and psychotherapist Charles Whitfield offers a concise but compelling analysis of childhood emotional injury, along with steps for recovery."
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
"A blend of personal memoir and virtual encyclopedia of knowledge about depression, this is a very engaging and informative book."
The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self
The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self
"One of several powerful, eye-opening books by the renowned psychotherapist and best-selling author. While the focus here is largely on corporal punishment, this is merely one example of childhood trauma that creates severe emotional damage in need of repair."
The Truth About Depression: Choices for Healing
The Truth About Depression: Choices for Healing
"Whitfield reviews hundreds of studies of depression, unearthing overwhelming evidence of its trauma-based roots and its physiological implications. Nothing short of shocking and revolutionary in refuting the prevailing biogenetic model. A must-read for anyone suffering from or interested in depression."
Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: A Step By Step Guide To Discovery And Recovery
Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: A Step By Step Guide To Discovery And Recovery
"Therapist and author Wayne Kritsberg shares the many learnings from his extensive clinical experience with children of alcoholics and victims of childhood abuse."
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
"A beautifully written, intimate chronicle of the best-selling authorÂ’s fall into severe depression."
Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy
Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy
"A clinical psychologist, Levine links the epidemic-like growth of depression to our increasingly materialistic and meaningless consumer-based lifestyle."
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics
"The path-blazing, best-selling book that brought needed attention to the damaging effects of growing up in an alcoholic household."
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain (Second Edition)  (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain (Second Edition) (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
"Somewhat technical but revealing in how the brain's amazing 'plasticity' allows rebuilding and healing through psychotherapy and other means."