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Books on Depression and Manic Depression

MUST HAVE books for people with depression, information for sufferers, family and friends

 The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness

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The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness" By: Carol Kivler

Carol Kivler

Author Carol Kivler was a guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Carol is a depression sufferer, her periodic acute bouts of medication-resistant depression, are only responsive to ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

Also from Carol Kivler: Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)

All HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show Videos and Upcoming Shows.

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink: 12 Australians Tell Their Raw Stories of Overcoming Depression.
By: Graeme Cowan

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E-book $25, Physical Book $32.95

Author Graeme Cowan was interviewed by HealthyPlace Radio and he talked about a depression so severe it nearly ended his life. 

Listen to "Hope for Recovery from Depression"

In Her  Wake

In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide
By: Nancy Rappaport

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$17

Ms. Rappaport was interviewed by HealthyPlace Mental Health TV.

Watch the video on how to talk to children about suicide with author Nancy Rappaport.

Postpartum Depression For Dummies

Postpartum Depression For Dummies
By: Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D.

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$14

HealthyPlace Mental Health TV interviewed Ms. Bennett, who talked about postpartum depression.

Watch the video on postpartum depression with author Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D.

The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression

The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression By: Jed Diamond
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Jed Diamond was a guest on our HealthyPlace TV show. He talked about the health and well-being of mid-life men, and why they turn mean. Watch Jed Diamond's video here.

 

Undoing  Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give  You

Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
By: Richard O'Connor, Phd

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$11

Reader Comment: "The voice addressing these issues is an expert one. He is a psychotherapist who runs a community health center. More importantly, he has suffered from depression himself."

Night Falls  Fast: Understanding Suicide

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
By: Kay Redfield Jamison

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$11

Reader Comment:
"This was a wonderfully informative book to help people with mental illness and their families understand what is going on in the mind."

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
By: Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Reader Comment: "This is truly an excellent method of working to accept and overcome the problems of depression."

Darkness  Visible: A Memoir of Madness

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
By: William Styron

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$9

Reader Comment: "I think it's important that this book was written by an author of the same stature as famous writers who did take their lives. The difference is that Styron came out on the other side of this malady, saw it for what it was."

Self-Coaching:  The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression

Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression
By: Joseph J. Luciani

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$10

Reader Comment: "This book is fantastic, not just for anxiety and depression, but for issues of self-esteem, shyness, excessive introversion, anger, perfectionism, etc."


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Last Updated: 18 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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