Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Discovering Depression and Designing Defences. Chapter 1: Understanding and Overcoming Depression. Chapter 2: Detecting Depression. Chapter 3: Breaching Barriers to Change. Chapter 4: Finding Help for Depression. Part II: Seeing Things More Clearly: Cognitive Therapy. Chapter 5: Uncovering Underlying Thought Processes. Chapter 6: Dispersing the Dark Clouds of Depressive Thinking. Chapter 7: Discovering the Distorting Perceptions Behind Depression. Chapter 8: Amending Your Memory. Part III: Actively Combating Depression: Behaviour Therapy. Chapter 9: Don't take it Lying Down! Chapter 10: Exercising to Lift Depression. Chapter 11: Rediscovering Healthy Pleasures. Chapter 12: Handling Life's Headaches. Part IV: Adjusting to Changing Relationships. Chapter 13: Working through Loss, Grief, and Mourning. Chapter 14: Revitalising Relationships. Part V: Full Bodied Assault: Biological Therapies to Fight the Physical Foe. Chapter 15: Maximising Medication Benefits. Chapter 16: Help and Hope: Exploring Complementary Therapies for Depression. Part VI: Life After Depression. Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse. Chapter 18: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness. Chapter 19: Heading for Happiness Through Positive Psychology. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Ways of Improving Your Mood. Chapter 21: Ten Ways of Helping a Child with Depression. Chapter 22: Ten Ways of Helping a Friend or Partner with Depression. Appendix: Resources for You. Index.
Elaine Iljon Foreman , MSc, AFPBSs, is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has researched and treated anxiety and depression for over 25 years. Charles H Elliott , PhD, and Laura L Smith , PhD, are clinical psychologists.
'...this text is an extremely comprehensive guide for someone who wants to learn more about depression itself...' . ( British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, July 2009).