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Taming the Black Dog - Bev Aisbett

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Don't want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light at the end of the tunnel is fading? You may be suffering from depression a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog. Taming the Black Dog is a simple guide to managing depression which an estimated 1 in 5 people will suffer in one form or another at some time in their lives. This small illustrated tip book contains factual information as well as treatment options. Modelled on Bev Aisbett's successful Living with IT Taming the Black Dog has a unique blend of wit and information and is an invaluable guide for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of the blues'.

About the Author

In 1991 Bev Aisbett launched a full-time freelance career in cartooning and illustration. Around this time, Bev experienced an ordeal commonly known as anxiety disorder. Out of this experience she developed the character "IT" which led to the successful publication of Living With IT, Living IT Up and Letting IT Go. Bev has also published Get Real, dealing with body image and eating disorders and in 2000 the successful Taming the Black Dog : A guide to depression.

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5.0

A simple to read and accurate referance for suffering client

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    Comments about Taming the Black Dog:

    I gave it to a sufferer, they read it and got a good understanding from it and were visibly better for it.

     
    5.0

    Easy to read supportive book

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      Comments about Taming the Black Dog:

      This is an easy to read helpful book for teens to mature. Very supportive and suggests useful strategies. Due to the chirpy writing style it is very likely to lift your spirits.

       
      4.0

      Good book

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        Good read

         
        4.0

        Very helpful

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          Comments about Taming the Black Dog:

          This book is a great starting place for anyone who has been diagnosed with depression for the first time.

           
          5.0

          Down, black dog!

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            Comments about Taming the Black Dog:

            This book deals with a serious subject with humour, empathy and practical strategies.

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            Bev Aisbett

            In 1991 Bev Aisbett launched a full-time freelance career in cartooning and illustration. Around this time, Bev experienced an ordeal commonly known as anxiety disorder. Out of this experience she developed the character 'IT' which led to the successful publication of Living With IT, Living IT Up and Letting IT Go. Bev has also published Get Real, dealing with body image and eating disorders and in 2000 the successful Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Depression.

            Visit Bev Aisbett's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9780732267575
            ISBN-10: 0732267579
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 128
            Published: July 2000
            Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS UK
            Country of Publication: NZ
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 0.9
            Weight (kg): 0.14