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The first section is especially useful to new patients just learning to navigate the signs, treatments, and vocabulary of depression. Clearly written overviews of specific symptoms are coupled with space for you to write in your own thoughts on treatment, prognosis, and your ultimate goals. Checklists and daily planners help to identify both areas of difficulty and positive experiences; later in the book, you'll find charts for tracking medications, diet, and doctor visits.
A full section is devoted to the establishment and maintenance of a support group. Ideas range from open discussions with family members to seeking out volunteer work, and it's this section that may be the trickiest for the depressed to work through. Finding the strength to make new friends may seem impossible at first, but author Mary Ellen Copeland spreads plenty of warmth, encouragement, and personal experience among her directives. --Jill Lightner
Endorsement of First Edition: “This book is a lifesaver. This is one of the ‘must have’ books for anyone newly diagnosed with depression or manic depression. It is invaluable in teaching both sufferer and supporter the symptoms and coping skills. This book was monumental in helping me get through a severe depression that lasted nonstop for half a decade. I recommend this book to all my readers, and to anyone suffering with depression or bipolar disorders.”—Bob Olsen, author of the best-selling Win the Battle: The 3-Step Lifesaving Formula to Conquer Depression and Bipolar Disorder
“The second edition of this eminently useful guide offers readers proven and active courses of action for getting and staying on the road to wellness. Mary Ellen Copeland is an author who thoroughly understands depression and manic depression, and the book’s effective techniques and clear organization illustrate her commitment to facilitating real healing. Once again, Copeland has produced one of the very best books on the subject."
—Lauren Dockett, author of The Deepest Blue: How Women Face and Overcome Depression
Great workbook but not for me does not help with depession more for mental health ther for it is useless to me. Thank you LeePublished 5 months ago by Lee cook
This workbook arrived very quickly. It was in better shape than expected. It has been very helpful, I had a loss of many family members in a short time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shelly Richards
This is a practical workbook with real life suggestions on understanding depression and bipolar disease and living with it safely. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen
Even the revised edition contains old, outdated and irrelevant information. The book is really a primer on manic-depression, so if you don't suffer from mania, much of this... Read morePublished 16 months ago by RPM
Overly general. Weak on the cognitive piece of depressive disorders. Might be better in an inpatient setting. There are newer books (and free Web sites! Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Edelstein
I am diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder and this workbook helped me see I have a few warning signs or "red flags" of depression and mania that my spouse and I have... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Laura