A clinical psychologist and expert on depression updates the book that has helped thousands with its combination of professional advice and comfort ¬† There are few circumstances in life as hard and at the same time as important as being a friend to a person who is suffering from depression. What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed offers guidance to the friends and family of a depressed person on how to keep one's own spirits up and at the same time do what is best to help a loved one get through a difficult time.
Among the many subjects addressed are:
• the warning signs of serious illness
• how to maintain intimacy and communication
• the most successful forms of treatment
• what to do when someone threatens suicide
This updated edition addresses readers' questions and provides new and expanded information on:
• how to choose the right psychiatrist
• the role and limits of medication
• resistant depression
• the link between depression and chronic illness
• specific challenging situations and advice on handling them
About the Authors:
Mitch Golant, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice and the vice president of research and development for the Wellness Community-National.
Susan K. Golant is a writer who specializes in physical and mental health and the coauthor Helping Yourself Help Others and Helping Someone with Mental Illness.