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Ending the Depression Cycle : Workbook Ser. - BIELING P

Ending the Depression Cycle

Workbook Ser.

By: BIELING P

Paperback Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9781572243330
Number Of Pages: 260

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More than half of those who recover from depression will suffer a relapse within three years. This book helps readers beat these repeating cycles. It includes self-assessment tools, engaging exercises, and practical advice about antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. Readers will come away with everyday strategies for thinking realistically, having fun, and being physically well.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
What Is Depression and How Can It Be Overcome?p. 1
What Is Depression?
Who Gets Depressed?
Causes of Depression
Effective Treatments for Depression
Staying Free of Depression
Summary
The Nature of Relapse in Depressionp. 15
Depression As an "Episodic" Illness
Defining Relapse and Related Terms
The Conventional Wisdom on Relapse
Summary
Understanding Where You've Been and Where You Can Go Nextp. 27
Differentiating between a Sad Mood and a Relapse
Creating a Comprehensive Wellness Plan
Developing a Wellness Plan with This Book
Summary
Using Medications to Stay Wellp. 41
Advantages and Disadvantages of Taking Medications for Depression
Stages of Medication Treatment
An Overview of Medications That Work for Depression
When a Particular Medication Doesn't Work
Natural and Herbal Treatments for Depression
Choosing between Antidepressant Medications
Combining Medications with Other Treatments
Using Medications to Stay Well
Your Medication History
Summary
Maintenance Psychotherapy to Stay Wellp. 65
Does Maintenance Psychotherapy Help Prevent Relapse?
Finding a Therapist
Structuring Maintenance Psychotherapy
Maintenance Motivation
Summary
Realistic Thinking Each and Every Dayp. 79
The Thinking Approach to Depression
The Thought Worksheet
Going beyond Thoughts: Understanding Beliefs
Summary
Having Fun and Living Healthyp. 105
Behavioral Activation and Relapse Prevention
Defining Satisfaction
Essential Daily Routines: Sleep and Exercise
Summary
Mindfulness Meditation for Preventing Relapsep. 123
Learning Mindfulness
Summary
Better Coping during Stressful Timesp. 139
The Stress-Depression Connection
Coping and Problem Solving
Summary
Depression and Other Health Issues: Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol Use, Chronic Pain, and Other Medical Issuesp. 163
Beating Anxiety and Depression
Alcohol Abuse and Depression
Chronic Pain and Depression: Breaking the Cycle
Other Medical Illnesses and Depression: Staying Well in All Ways
Summary
You Don't Need to Be Perfect: Changing Perfectionism and Self-Criticismp. 177
What Is Perfectionism?
Costs and Benefits of Perfectionism and Self-Criticism
Perfectionism and Thinking
Perfectionism and Behavior
A Perfectionism Self-Assessment
How to Overcome Perfectionism and Self-Criticism Once and for All
Strategies for Long-Term Change
Summary
Dealing with Dependencyp. 191
Defining Dependency
Dependency and Depression
How Did I Get This Way?
Use Your New Understanding to Work on an Alternative Core Motivation
Summary
Developing Healthy Intimate Relationshipsp. 213
The Impact of Depression on Relationships
Developing Healthy Interpersonal Relationships
Summary
Vital Involvement in Lifep. 227
Self-Actualization: An Ideal State of Living
Flow
Hardiness
Values
Meaning
Summary
Additional Resourcesp. 241
Recommended Readings for Consumers
Recommended Readings for Professionals
Where to Get Help
Referencesp. 247
About the Authorsp. 259
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ISBN: 9781572243330
ISBN-10: 1572243333
Series: Workbook Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st January 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.64 x 21.54  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.66