HOW TO HEAL DEPRESSION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
: You Are Not Alone
: If You Need It, Get Help at Once
: There Is No Need to Suffer
: "I Can't Handle Anything Else!"
: "Why Bother?"
: It's Not Your Fault
: It's Not Anybody's Fault
: What Is Depression?
: The Three Primary Types of Depression
: The Symptoms of Depression
: Are You Depressed?
: You Can Be Depressed without "Feeling Depressed"
: Seeking Treatment for Depression Does Not Imply a Lack of Character, Discipline, Common Sense, or Personal Strength
: How Did
Get Her Name?
: Other Types of Depression
: Delay Major Decisions— Depression Alters Perception
: The Question of Suicide
: The Power of Positive Thinking Crashes and Burns in the Face of Depression
: God and Depression
: What Causes Depression?
: The Messengers of the Brain
: The Mind and Its Negative Thoughts
: Which Came First?
: Depression Can Be Hereditary and "Contagious"
: Depression Related to Age
: The Ain't-It-Awful Club
: Physical Pain and Depression
: Depression Affects the Length and Quality of Life
: Depression is the #1 Cause of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Other Addictions
: Eating Disorders
: Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
: Depression Destroys Relationships
: Romanticizing Depression
: The Stigma of Depression
: Why Depression Must Be Treated
: Treatment for Depression Is a Natural Process
: Your Treatment Is Unique to You
Healing the Brain
: Choose a Doctor
: The Diagnosis of Depression
: Antidepressant Medications
: Side Effects
: The Prozac Rumors
: The Right Medication and Dosage
: "You're Not Dealing with Your Pain!"
: A Good Night's Sleep
: Nutritional Supplements
: Treat Your Body Well
Healing the Mind
: Psychotherapy As Education
: Cognitive Therapy
: Interpersonal Therapy
Fifty-two: Acknowledging Two Pioneers
: Psychiatrist, Psychologist,or Both?
: Books, Tapes, and Videos
: Personal Growth
: Exaggerating Is Absolutely the Worst Thing You Can Do, and It Can Kill You If You Don't Completely Stop It— Right Now!!!
: Observe Yourself
: Heal Thyself First
: No One or No Thing Can Depress You Unless You Allow It
: "Yes" and "No"
: It's Okay to Feel—Anything
: Hurt, Resentment, and Guilt
: Positive Distractions
: Straighten Up! Head Up! Take a Deep Breath!
: Get Things Done or Let Them Go
: Affirmations and Visualizations
: Light and Meditation
: Lighten Up—Life Is Funnier Than We Thought
: The Opposite of Depression Is Expression
As Healing Continues....
: Your Healing Has Already Begun
: Think Big, but Not Huge
: Healing Has Its Ups and Downs
: Seek the Support of Others
: Support Groups
: Twelve-Step and Recovery Programs
: Praise Yourself
: Give Yourself Time to Heal
: Be Gentle with Yourself
: View Problems As Creative Challenges
: Seek Comforting
: Relationships May Change
: Enjoy the Good
: Making Peace with Depression
: Society and Depression (the Good News)
: Society and Depression (the Bad News)
: Giving to Others
: Thank You and Enjoy Your Journey
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Copyright © 1994-1996
Harold H. Bloomfield
, M.D. & Peter McWilliams