Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. A self-test helps readers determine their own level of depression and assess its impact on their lives. Readers go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem, assess core beliefs about their self-worth, and identify self- sabotaging habits that may make them vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' 25-plus years of clinical experience to help readers build a plan to effectively manage their depression.
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