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Product Details

  • Paperback: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 2nd edition (January 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569246564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569246566
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Healing Depression is truly the best book of its kind! Catherine Carrigan's dedication to her own healing and her commitment to share the tools she's discovered with others is empowering. This message of taking personal responsibility for our own well-being makes Healing Depression both refreshing and very usable. In fact, I've used it in caring for my own depression and have selected it as the workbook for the Holistic Depression Network's support groups. -- Maria Mannia, Founder and Executive Director, Holistic Depression Network

Catherine Carrigan does a thorough search and identification of the many factors that can cause or contribute to the more common types of depression. I can corroborate her findings based on the many years of research we did at what was the largest psychiatric clinic in New York, the North Nassau Medical Center, where I was the medical doctor for over 25 years. -- David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., Author of Power vs. Force: An Anatomy of Consciousness and co-author, with Linus Pauling, of Orthomolecular Psychiatry

From the Publisher

For anyone who finds that the prevailing remedies of drugs and psychotherapy aren't the full answer to depression's ravages, Healing Depression is a step-by-step guide that empowers you to unlock new strategies for healing.

More About the Author

I have the ability to get to the heart of the matter and figure out what will actually work to make you radiantly healthy.
Hi, my name is Catherine Carrigan
I am a medical intuitive.
My soul message is:
The average person who comes to see me has seen at least seven other practitioners - medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, shamans, homeopaths, physiotherapists, nutritionists, herbalists, acupuncturists - you name it.
I offer a comprehensive system that begins with figuring out what is actually going on with you and then putting together a personalized plan that empowers you to achieve levels of health that you may not have even thought possible.
I do not need to see you or put my hands on you to know what is wrong or what will make you better.
I have a passion for healing, and I can teach you how to become healthy using natural methods, including the very best of therapeutic exercise, nutrition and energy medicine.

Training in Fitness
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer: A.C.E. certified in Personal Fitness Training.
Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiologist Practitioner (C.H.E.K. Practitioner), Level I: Chek Institute.
Certified Group Exercise Instructor: A.C.E. certified in Group Exercise.
A.C.E. Specialty Recognitions: Strength training and Mind-Body Fitness.
Exercise Coach, Chek Institute.
Certified Yoga Teacher: 500-hour Yoga Teacher through Lighten Up Yoga. Six 200-hour certifications through Integrative Yoga Therapy, the White Lotus Foundation, and the Atlanta Yoga Fellowship, Lighten Up Yoga and Erich Schiffmann teacher training, twice.
Practitioner of Qi Gong, Chinese martial arts.
Certified Older Adult Fitness Trainer through the American Institute of Fitness Educators.

Training in Nutrition
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, though the Chek Institute, Level 3.
Certified Sports Nutritionist through the American Aerobics Assocation International/International Sports Medicine Association.
Author, Healing Depression: A Holistic Guide (New York: Marlowe and Co., 1999), a book discussing nutrition and lifestyle to heal depression without drugs.
Schwarzbein Practitioner though Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., expert in balancing hormones naturally.

Training in Healing
Specialized Kinesiology, through Sue Maes of London, Ontario, Canada.
Self Empowerment Technology Practitioner.
Brain Gym, Vision Circles and Brain Organization instructor through the Educational Kinesiology Foundation.
Certified Touch for Health practitioner.
Thai Yoga Body Therapy.
Flower Essence Practitioner.
Reiki Master, Usui tradition.
Life Coaching through Sue Maes' Mastering Your Knowledge Mentorship Program and Peak Potentials.
Medical Intuitive Readings and Quantum Healing

Other Training
Health and fitness columnist
Playwright of 12 plays, 3 produced in New York City
Past Spokesperson, the Depression Wellness Network
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University
Former national spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson
Owner and co-host, Total Fitness Radio Show.
Author of What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power For Health And Happiness and Healing Depression: A Holistic Guide.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Sealey on December 25, 1999
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This excellent book introduces the depressed reader to the concept that depressed people can learn to restore and maintain normal mood without adverse effects. Without getting overly 'medical' the author accurately explains how people can get a proper diagnosis and restorative treatment. There are many causes of depression and / or contributing factors - therefore, accurate diagnosis is crucial step for determining a restorative treatment for depression. The author's work was reviewed and supplemented by Dr. A. Hoffer, a leading orthomolecular psychiatrist. His excellent work has taught many healthcare professionals how biochemistry can complement psychiatry. Since Dr. Hoffer is both a psychiatrist and a PHD biochemist, he offers unique insights into the benefits of integrating these two fields to help mental patients recover. If you are depressed, this book is worth reading.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By eyal - newman on January 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
this book is so comprehansive and in the same time explaining every aspect of depression whether it is nutritionaly,clinicaly, psychologicaly, and or mentaly, that is collected and edited from the top leading specialists around the is giving you the choice to chose what kind of therapy makes you feel better,even that the author is recommended on a whole natural, and comprehansive way of treatments on all the subjects that is is written by a very inteligent woman that expirienced the depression on herself, and she know what is working,furthermore, she made a research on that topic at emory university,and a lot of the top experts in the world are agree with that remarcable book.i am also as a therapist learn a lot from that book, and i do believe that all the mental-healers in all of the branches, as well as every depressed person (clinicaly,or not),could,and should read that extraordinary book. you have my recommendation.
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7 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
Carrigan attempts to solve the worlds problems through a series of overgeneralizations and shoddy research. I don't think any ill intent was present, but this book will make you more depressed.
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