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Beating the Blues: New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression
Beating the Blues: New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression Michael E. Thase, Susan S. Lang 0195304535 9780195304534 Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often dont seek help. They think, thats just the way I am.
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Beating the Blues: New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression by Michael E. Thase, Susan S. Lang

Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often dont seek help. They think, thats just the way I am. Theres really not much I can do about it. As Dr. Michael Thase and science writer Susan S. Lang reveal, they can do something about it. Persistent mild depression, which afflicts upto 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. In Beating the Blues, Thase and Lang show how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help sufferers to recognize and change negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. They reveal that a combination of medication and therapy hasbeen shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85% of patients experiencing full relief. Thase and Lang also discuss when a person should seek help from a therapist and what kinds of therapy seem the most effective. They outline the safer new antidepressantsthat are helpful for both mild and severe depressions, detailing each drugs strength and weakness; and examine alternative therapies, including stress management, physical exercise, acupuncture, supplements, and other mind/body therapies. Finally, they provide in-depth discussions of milddepression in children, adolescents, college students, and elderly parents, as well as those with chronic stress. Beating the Blues is an inspiring and empowering book, offering everything a person needs to know in order to overcome mild depression.

Author: Michael E. Thase, Susan S. Lang

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2004-03-23

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Michael E. Thase, Susan S. Lang  Paperback