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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It Paperback – February 14, 2011
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“[A] thoughtful book that provides immediate help for people suffering from depression. I highly recommend it.” (Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life)
“C]hock full of options, techniques, and information to assist a depressed person in understanding every aspect of their disorder. . . . Wehrenberg has successfully linked the world of prescription medications with the world of behavioral psychotherapy so that both are affirmed and everyone is more informed. The more I read of this book, the more I liked it and found it useful, because it stretches the usual ways of thinking to include, rather than exclude, helpful options.” (The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter)
“A well-researched book with clearly-written brain science for the non-scientist. Its life-changing, self-motivating techniques, many of which can be practiced outside the treatment room, will benefit anyone who suffers from depression and everyone who treats them. The appendix of practices alone is worth the price!” (Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression)
“Wehrenberg helps the reader remove self-blame for their condition and get on with the necessary changes they need to implement in order to feel better…[W]ould be useful to both patients and therapists. An uplifting, life-changing read.” (WellBeing Magazine (AU))
Top Customer Reviews
After reading Wehrenberg's compassionate yet forthright book I must say that I no longer feel there is conflict amongst the kinds of advice I have been given, as Wehrenberg considers the neurobiology of depression alongside techniques to "use your brain to change your brain" which are prescribed by spiritual teachers. The problem I had encountered was a lack of nuanced and thorough integration of the neurological perspective and the spiritual perspective.Read more ›
I am a professional Therapist and have been using this book in my private practice for some time now. I have found that in overcoming depression to understand the brain and how it is connected to depression is critical in dealing with this diagnosis. She has been able to identify different types of depression which are over looked by many people. I use her concepts in my therapy and have requested each of my clients to get this book in helping them to understand what they are experiencing and how to strengthen themselves in overcoming depression. My clients have reported back that it is a very easy book to understand even as a nonprofessional and that the book has been very helpful for them to be able to make the change.
Do you long for peace?
Are you experiencing panic attacks?
Does just living make you tired?
Are you ovewhelmed with negative thoughts?
Do you think your depression will never end?
Are you suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Margaret Wehrenberg provides gentle guidance to those experiencing depression. I've pulled myself out of depression numerous times and her methods do work if you get serious about them. One thing that really helped me was stopping the negative thoughts and deciding that I was going to get over my depression no matter what it took.
Yes, Margaret Wehrenberg does talk a little about medication but she spends much more time discussing methods for using your brain to change your brain. She explains how your brain works and discusses how to prevent yourself from plunging into despair.
From this book it would seem that we are all recovering from our childhood. I had not really thought about it but in this book you will learn how childhood neglect can cause you to be depressed later in life. The author also encourages you to get out of relationships that might be responsible for your depression. I'd agree with her if the relationship is physically abusive but maybe not if you are just having minor arguments that upset you. Sometimes you have to remain in a relationship and work things out. We all change and grow constantly!
I learned quite a bit from reading this book. I never thought eating spinach would help create more serotonin. I also didn't realize that mitral valve prolapse could trigger panic.
So I think reading this book is essential if you are depressed, having panic attacks or are suffering from abuse or trauma. There is however nothing in this book about energy fields and this book is not new age.
~The Rebecca Review
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This book has extremely helpful ways to try to keep depression at bay. If you are an extremely depressed individual, you may not have the energy or will to pick up the book and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by caver
This is a fantastic book, both to work on for yourself or in conjunction with a therapist. The writing is clear, focused, and easy to understand, but nothing about the book is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sandra L. Phinney
BUY THIS BOOK. I HAVE NOT READ THE ENTIRE BOOK YET. PROBABLY ABOUT HALF. THE BOOK IS FULL OF GREAT, HELPFUL TECHNIQUES FOR ANYONE WHO EVER HAS DEPRESSION TO TRY. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
So helpful that I'm typing up notes as I read it. I will definitely suggest these techniques to my clients. This would be a great book to refer to clients as well.Published 13 months ago by Dawn
A very thorough and well written discussion of depression. I learned a lot from it.Published 15 months ago by Joan L. Bundtzen