Fight your Dark Shadow

Fight your Dark Shadow

Managing Depression With Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Book - 2007
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'Fight Your Dark Shadow' is not an academic book. It is aimed at people who have problems with depressive feelings or for people who are caring for loved ones suffering from depression. It explains in simple layman's terms what is depression is, the different types of depression and the symptoms of the most common forms of the illness. It also looks at medication and the role it plays in the successful management of depression. The aim of the book is to inform the reader that they are not alone when struggling with depression and that they can learn to manage their depression and lead a productive life. It features Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is the most commonly used therapy and which has achieved excellent results. The book explains the basics of this highly successful therapy, how it works and how the readers can implement its simple steps to make some positive changes in their life. It focuses on the importance of our thought processes, which largely determine why we do certain things in certain ways and sometimes react negatively to outside stimuli. Simple steps in each section teach the readers how they can turn the negative thought patterns into positive ones, how by modifying their behaviour only slightly they can achieve success, build up self-esteem and solve problems. Fight Your Dark Shadow has been deliberately kept short and simple because people who have problems with depression are not motivated to read long and difficult texts. The conversational approach does not require intense concentration and the numerous illustrations, one on nearly every page, visualise and reinforce the messages, in an uplifting and sometimes humorous manner. They keep the interest alive and help the reader remember the techniques of CBT better. People do not need to suffer from depression to benefit from this book as the techniques of CBT are valuable life skills which help us stay healthy and focused when going through stressful times.
Publisher: Beachmere, Qld. : 2007
ISBN: 9780646470320
Branch Call Number: ANF 616.8527 ROSE
Characteristics: 136 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmidt, Marco

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