Getting your Life Back

Getting your Life Back

The Complete Guide to Recovery From Depression

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive program for overcoming depression using numerous case studies to show readers how to overcome this common disease.

& Taylor

A comprehensive program for overcoming depression uses numerous case studies to show readers how to overcome this common disease.

Simon and Schuster
In this powerful new self-help program, Doctors Wright and Basco show you how to blend together the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well. While other self-help guides champion a single-treatment approach, in effect telling only part of the depression story, Getting Your Life Back integrates the effective methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy, drug treatment, exercise, and spiritual approaches into the Five Keys of recovery. Wright and Basco's program, built on years of clinical research and practical experience, demonstrates how different and complementary approaches can be used as partners rather than competitors in your recovery process. The Five Keys can open your path to wellness. The Thinking Key helps you reverse hopelessness, self-criticism, and other common types of depressive thinking. The Action Key gets you moving to break out of depression, solve problems, and enjoy life again. The Biology Key explains how you can work with your doctor in getting the most from biological treatments and teaches you natural approaches to recovery. If you are struggling in a difficult relationship, or coming to terms with grief or other life changes, the Relationship Key may be what you need to get back on track. The Spirituality Key adds depth and purpose to your recovery. The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Keys in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all Five Keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few valuable options. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription anti-depressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment. Conversational and rich with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that plays to each person's strengths and potential.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9780743200493
Characteristics: xiv, 381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Basco, Monica Ramirez


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