I read this book first in 1997, during the throes of a full-blown depression. This book is a helpful, practical resource that is NOT full of psychobabble. The author turns depression on its head and shows the reader how depression is not a weakness -- it is a natural process that your body uses at times of stress -- however, when that "natural process" goes haywire and depression lingers and becomes worse, he also gives you practical ways to overcome, break habits, recover, and prevent recurrence.
I have given this book to three friends who were struggling with depression, and I will continue to do so. An incredibly helpful resource that is easy to understand and well-presented.
a prominent ny psychiatrist shows how to identify depression, explains its causes and cures. he demonstrates how those who suffer from depression can tap their creative energies to turn depression into a positive force for personal growth. over 500,000 copies sold.