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. (Â“ItÂ’s Not All in Your Head: Unearthing the Deep Roots of DepressionÂ”)"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."