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Is He Depressed or What?: What to Do When the Man You Love Is Irritable, Moody, and Withdrawn Paperback – January 1, 2006


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The author's work as a clinical psychologist informs this book, replete with examples from his practice. Depression isn't always obvious, and Wexler offers help on identifying various types of men who may be struggling with depression, offering tips on connecting and communicating, handling intimacy and guilt—even the question of leaving. Unfortunately, the writing is a bit clinical and not as user-friendly as it could be. (Jan.)
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Is He Depressed or What? will save a lot of marriages and a lot of lives. 
-Frank S. Pittman III, MD, author of Man Enough: Fathers, Sons, and The Search for Masculinity
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572244240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572244245
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David B. Wexler, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute in San Diego, which provides education and treatment internationally for relationship development and the prevention and treatment of relationship violence. He has received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the California Psychological Association in 2003 and the Practitioner of the Year award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Wexler is the author of When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship, Is He Depressed or What?: What to Do When the Man You Love is Moody, Irritable, and Withdrawn. STOP Domestic Violence: Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options, and Plans for Better Relationship, and Men in Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment. He has been featured on the Dr. Phil show and the TODAY show, in the Washington Post, "O" magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Health, and on hundreds of radio and TV programs throughout North America to help educate the public about relationships in conflict and how to resolve them. Dr. Wexler may be contacted through www.RTIprojects.org.

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If anything, It was even less helpful.
James Rod Worth
I borrowed the book from the library, but I'm buying it so that it is ALWAYS available for reference!
Relieved
Dr. Wexler's style was relaxed and easy to follow.
Bonnie Bancroft

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Husbands or boyfriends who demonstrate short tempers, the tendency to withdraw, and a variety of physical problems may actually be depressed: but how can the myriad of symptoms involved be properly analyzed to determine depression - and what can be done? Step-by-step advice examines the symptoms of different kinds of depression, tells how to effectively communicate with the depressed person, and tells how to locate treatment and what to watch for. An excellent guide teaches all the basics of male depression symptoms, treatment, and a concerned partner's options.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Janice Horowitz on February 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a great little book, filled with helpful insights and vignettes. I found myself quoting Dr. Wexler's book so often in treatment that I finally got smart and started making it required reading for all of my clients, both couples and individuals, for whom male depression is an issue.

Janice Horowitz, M.S.W.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Bancroft on February 15, 2006
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Dr. Wexler's style was relaxed and easy to follow. I felt like I was having a conversation with him. The exercises and summaries were very helpful. Dr. Wexler gave practical advice that I plan to follow. Thank you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on February 19, 2007
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This book is well written and a quick read that is good for women who are concerned about the man in their life. It is also a good book for men to read to better understand the problems of depression in men. This seems to be a topic that has not gotten nearly as much attention as depression in women. With the popularity of the internet the problem of depression in men is beginning to get more attention and it is becoming easier to find information. As of now this is easily one of the top five books available for men with depression.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Relieved on August 6, 2011
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I've always known that my husband's moods went in cycles. As a family joke (but not), my husband's waredrobe is covered with crabs & Grumpy dawarf. One day he'd be involved, happy, supportive, etc. and then all of a sudden he would blame me for everything, become short tempered, pick fights & fixate about things he really had no control over, etc. I would then get defensive, play into the whole thing, and within a month of the initial downward cycle I'd start emotionally preparing for a divorce. Once it got to that point, all of a sudden he would change back to the original guy. What a roller coaster! This book, finally puts a name to my husband's cycles. Examples given in the book, I swear, must have come from my house, the exact words my husband uses were written in this book, such as "I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist!". It also gave me a TON of tools to help me "see" the cycle and appropriate reactions to make the situation better instead of worse. Additioanlly, the author points out how diet & excersice can help as well as the more traditional meds & counciling. (I'm adding more fish to our diet as soon as I spot a downward cycle, even though I hate fish!)

I borrowed the book from the library, but I'm buying it so that it is ALWAYS available for reference!

Oh, I had the book next to our bed for 3 weeks and my husband never noticed what I was reading. When I got to the end I suggested he read it and as the book suggested, he doesn't feel like he needs to...however, that isn't stopping me from being "prepared"!
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