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The depression workbook : a guide for living with depression and manic depression
Copeland, Mary Ellen.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiii, 333 pages ; 28 cm
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RC537 .C683 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes theSecond Edition ofThe Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to:

*Take responsibility for your own wellness
*Use charts to track and control your moods
*Find helpful care providers
*Build a system of mutual support
*Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
*Use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods
*Avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms.

A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies,The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.

Author Notes

Mary Ellen Copeland, MA, MS, is a distinguished teacher, writer, and lecturer from Brattleboro, VT. She is the author ofThe Depression Workbook, Living Without Depression and Manic Depression, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, Winning Against Relapse, andThe Worry Control Workbook. Her audiotape,Living With Depression and Manic Depression, and her videotape,Coping With Depression, are widely used by therapists and depression clinics.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Getting Startedp. 1
Part I A Clearer Picture
1 An Overview of Depression and Manic Depression--with contributions from John Preston, Psy.D.p. 11
2 Taking Chargep. 27
3 Experiencing Depressionp. 39
4 Experiencing Maniap. 45
5 Taking Responsibility for Your Own Wellnessp. 51
6 Possible Causes of Mood Disordersp. 57
7 The Way Out of Depressionp. 61
8 Coming Down from Maniap. 85
9 Using a Chart to Keep Your Moods Controlledp. 113
10 Developing and Using a Wellness Recovery Action Planp. 121
Part II Support Is Essential
11 Building a Strong Support Systemp. 141
12 Finding Appropriate Health Care Professionalsp. 147
13 Support Groupsp. 155
14 Family Supportp. 167
Part III Developing a Lifestyle That Enhances Wellness
15 Taking a Look at Your Lifestylep. 179
16 How About Counseling?p. 187
17 Building Self-Esteem and Self-Confidencep. 197
18 New Ways of Thinkingp. 203
19 Using Relaxation to Stabilize Moodsp. 239
20 Dietp. 261
21 Exercise: Do Itp. 269
22 Light, Electromagnetic Radiation, and the Biological Clockp. 277
Part IV Looking at Suicide
23 Suicide: The Tragedy of Mood Instabilityp. 289
24 Preventing Suicidep. 301
Resource Listp. 311