Experts report that 17 million people in the US suffer from clinical depression; 50% of the people who recover will relapse within three years.
This is the first book with up-to-date strategies to defeat this statisitc and address the problem of depression relapse. Ending the Depression Cycle includes step-by-step strategies for preventing relapse by a leading researcher.
Most books on this disorder focus on crisis control during the acute phase of mild and severe depression. This book deals instead with the period after recovery when as many as half of those who have defeated depression will suffer relapse. Learn about the repeating cycle of depression. Then, with self-assessment tools and engaging exercises, understand the stage you are dealing with. Find practical advice about clinical options, including anti-depressant medication and continuing psychotherapy. Take away everyday strategies for thinking realistically, having fun, and being physically well. Discover meditation and thought monitoring techniques that help minimize stressors in your life.
The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop a new set of values that allows imperfection in your life but, at the same time, protects you from vulnerability. Vital involvement in your personal relationships and your community start you on the path to self-reliance. Comprehensive listings of support resources help to keep you moving. One appendix focuses on easy-to-access Internet resources.
Foreword by Aaron T. Beck, MD — the founding father of cognitive behavioral therapy.
About the Authors:
Peter J. Bieling, Ph.D., is the operational service manager and a practicing psychologist at the Mood, Anxiety, and Women's Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. He is also assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., is the chief psychologist and director of the Anxiety Treatment Research Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. An associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, he is also the author of eight books including The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook and When Perfect Isn't Good Enough.
Aaron T. Beck, MD, is currently university professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1959 he has directed funded research investigations of the psychopathology of depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, alcoholism, drug abuse, and personality disorders, and of cognitive therapy of these disorders. He has published over 375 articles and fourteen books. Dr. Beck’s lifetime work has been honored by numerous awards, including the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health: Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award in 1991, and the Joseph Zubin Award for Distinguished Contributions in Psychopathology by the Society for Research in Psychopathology.