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The seven beliefs : a step-by-step guide to help Latinas recognize and overcome depression
Vranich, Belisa, 1966-
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First edition.
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New York : Rayo, [2003]

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xvi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
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For many Latinas, fighting depression is a lonely, life-draining battle. Afraid of being considered crazy, or loca, Latinas go to great lengths to deny the toll depression takes on the quality of their lives and relationships. By enabling the recognition and understanding of depression in themselves or a sister, best friend, or cousin, The Seven Beliefs opens the door for healing in a poignant, powerful way. In a friendly, easy-to-read format that combines medical guidance with traditional wisdom, The Seven Beliefs encourages Latinas to confront depression in an assertive and empowering way. Using stories and letters from patients they have encountered, the authors show readers how to take charge of their lives so that they can become physically, emotionally, and spiritually balanced women.

Author Notes

Belisa Lozano-Vranich, PSY.D., a clinical psychologist, is a consultant for the National Mental Health Association and a contributor to Jane, Latina, and Men's Fitness magazines, as well as the New York Post and AOL
Jorge Petit, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The authors have been featured on Good Day New York, have a daily radio segment on CNN-Radio, and are AOL Latin America medical contributors. Both live in New York City

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Belief #1 Believe in Yourselfp. 11
Belief #2 Believe in the Signsp. 25
Belief #3 Believe in Changep. 55
Belief #4 Believe in Your Bodyp. 75
Belief #5 Believe in Your Spiritp. 143
Belief #6 Believe in Traditionsp. 183
Belief #7 Believe in Your Futurep. 203
Recommended Readings and Resourcesp. 219