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Title:
Anxiety and depression : a natural approach
Author:
Trickett, Shirley.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xiii, 141 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"First published as Coping with anxiety and depression by Sheldon Press"--T.p. verso
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781569752265
Format :
Book

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Written in a clear and compassionate style, Anxiety and Depression: A Natural Approach puts the reader - not the drugs - in control. This second edition has been fully updated with the latest medical information and the newest alternative treatments, including herbal remedies, nutritional therapies, and meditation techniques.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Part I Understanding Anxiety and Depression
1 Anxiety, Depression, and the Whole Personp. 3
2 What Is Anxiety? What Is Depression?p. 6
3 Understanding the Nervous Systemp. 9
4 How to Get Off the Racetrackp. 12
5 Learn More About Your Nervesp. 15
6 Causes of Exhausted Nervesp. 31
7 Learning to Be Yourself--Be Realp. 36
8 Understanding the Nature of Anxietyp. 41
9 Understanding the Nature of Depressionp. 45
10 What Is a Nervous Breakdown?p. 53
11 Drug and Nondrug Treatments for Depression and Anxietyp. 59
12 Physical Reasons for Anxiety and Depressionp. 68
13 Misdiagnosisp. 76
Part II Self-help Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
14 Being Your Own Therapistp. 81
15 Working with Your Body--Relaxationp. 86
16 Hyperventilationp. 103
17 Hypoglycemia and Nervesp. 108
18 What About the Spirit?p. 119
Conclusion--Quick References to Combat Depression and Anxietyp. 123
Appendix
Further Reading and Referencep. 125
Guidelines for the Use of Tranquilizers and Sleeping Pillsp. 128
Guidelines for Withdrawal from Antidepressantsp. 131
Referral Listp. 133
Indexp. 137
About the Authorp. 144