What's best about this book is how easy to read it is. YOu can go to the table of contents and find the topic of choice, then go to that page and read a very direct and inlightening piece about such topic. This book also has many quotes and inspirational sayings to help you through as well. The pages have the question or topic and then answers it with a bullet list. I love it! If I want to know about eating disorders, choosing a doctor,suicide, cognitive therapy, the grief process, anything....all I have to do is find the page and everything else is smooth sailing!
An excellent book about depression; includes a symptom list, definition of what depression is, lots of practical advice and quotes by people who have been there. Not a medical text. Very easy to read and understand! Nearly everyone can relate to some part of this book. I recommend it! (I have a 2nd copy for my own bookshelf!) If I had a depressed friend or relative, I would not hesitate to give this book.
Includes info about hypericum (St. John's Wort)
If you are actually depressed, as opposed to being interested or curious about depression, try to find a copy of this book. As other reviewers have said, it is easy to read and understand. This helps if your attention span is zilch. I have owned and given away several copies.