"A down-to-earth, hopeful, useful--and, from the point of view of this 'recovered' depressive--accurate account of how to treat depression."--Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes."
Colette Dowling watched depression destroy her husband's life and leap to the next generation to nearly destroy her daughter's--until dramatic help was found. Now her ground-breaking book offer the same lifesaving help to the millions who still suffer depression and related disorders--which include panic, anxiety, phobias, PMS, alcohol and drug abuse, bulimia, migraine, and obesity. "You Mean I Don't Have To Feel This Way?" documents the latest research that links depression and related disorders to a physical cause and shows why willpower, understanding, and psychotherapy so often fail to work. It explains the state-of-the-art medical treatments that can bring about dramatic improvement--and often full recovery--within weeks. This important book includes: startling new links between eating disorders, addiction, and depression. How to recognize the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Vital information about new treatments for depressed children and adolescents. A guide to breakthrough drugs for treating mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. The newest research on the use of antidepressants to prevent substance-abuse relapse. How to find expert help and evaluate the treatment you are given. Upbeat, filled with hope and warmth, Colette Dowling's book will change minds and save lives.