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Breaking the Patterns of Depression

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ISBN-10: 0385483708

ISBN-13: 9780385483704

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael D. Yapko

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Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable readers to understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Focusing on future prevention as well as initial treatment, the book includes over one hundred structured activities to help sufferers learn the skills necessary to become and remain depression-free. Breaking the Patterns of Depression begins by translating the clinical literature on psychotherapy and antidepressant medication into language that can be used to enhance an understanding of depression, and to personalize individual cures. Yapko uses a conversational, anecdotal tone that encourages readers to take an active approach to helping themselves. Special sections entitled "Learn by Doing" and "Shifting Perspectives" help develop the skills necessary to manage difficult experiences. Readers learn how to solve problems effectively, anticipate the likely consequences of their actions, think and act in a direct, goal-oriented fashion, balance different areas of their lives, and use self-knowledge to stay out of harmful situations. More realistic and helpful than other depression-management books on the market, Breaking the Patterns of Depression defines what causes depression and, best of all, clarifies what can be done about it. With this knowledge in hand, readers can control their depression, rather than having depression control them.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 9/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968

A Note About Gender Usage
Author's Note: Getting Started
Depression: A Growing Problem in More Ways than One
Less Analysis, More Action
Dimensions and Symptoms of Depression
Patterns of Depression
Beyond One Day at a Time
Life: It's All in the Interpretation
How You Think and What You Think
Guilt and Responsibility: Is It You? Or Isn't It?
The Victim Mentality
Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries
Love That Hurts, Love That Heals: Relationships and Depression
Navigating the Therapy World
Getting On with Your Life
A Complete List of the "Pause and Reflect" Exercises
A Complete List of the "Learn by Doing" Exercises
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