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In this aisle you will find an assortment of Psybersquarian recommended self-help books*. Please remember that if your symptoms of depression are severe, you should consult with your Health Care Provider.

Essential Guide to Depression: American Medical Association (The American Medical Association Essential Guides Series)
by Angela R. Perry (Editor)

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"In clear, nontechnical language, the American Medical Association explains the latest findings on depression, the complex mood disorder that affects nearly 17 million Americans each year. Distinguishing depression from the everyday 'blues,' this comprehensive guide provides solid, detailed answers." -- Book Description

Depression: The Mood Disease (Johns Hopkins Health Book)
by Francis Mark, MD Mondimore

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"In this newly revised book, Mondimore explores the many faces of an illness that will affect as many as 36 million Americans at some point in their lives and tells readers exactly what they need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of depression. Includes detailed descriptions of medications and more." -- Synopsis

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
by William Styron

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"In 1985 William Styron fell victim to a crippling and almost suicidal depression. That Styron survived his descent into madness is something of a miracle. That he manages to convey its tortuous progression and his eventual recovery with such candor and precision makes this a rare feat of literature, a book that will arouse a shock of recognition even in those readers who have been spared the suffering it describes." -- Editorial Review

I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
by Terrence Real

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"When Terrence Real was studying to be a therapist, he accepted the notion that women suffered depression at rates several times that of men. Now he believes that conventional wisdom is wrong, that there has been a great cultural cover-up of depression in men. Real is convinced of the existence of a mental illness that is passed from fathers to sons in the form of rage, workaholism, distanced relationships from loved ones, and self-destructive behaviors ranging from stupid choices at work and in love to drug and alcohol abuse." -- Editorial Review

Cognitive Therapy of Depression
by Aaron T. Beck, A. John Rush, Brian F. Shaw (Contributor), Gary Emery (Contributor)

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"Aaron T. Beck's "Depression" is regarded as a classic. Its emphasis is on the diagnosis and treatment of depression, including manic depression (bipolar disorder), and other affective (mood) disorders. This book has value to academic libraries, mental health professionals and students, as well as people who are interested in the study of depression and mood disorders." -- User Review

Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir
by Elizabeth Wurtzel

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"The saddest, funniest, and ultimately, most triumphant book about youthful depression I've come across. It reads like a mixture of J.D. Salinger and Sylvia Plath, with some Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen thrown in for good measure...Elizabeth Wurtzel is one canny and entertaining observer of her generation." -- Daphne Merkin

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beating the Blues (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Alpha Development Group, Ellen, Dr McGrath, Marcela Kogan

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"Ninety-five percent of us struggle with everyday blues...[this book] helps you understand your moods and the reasons for them, and teaches action strategies to turn your blues into a source of power." -- Editorial Review

Listening to Prozac
by Peter D. Kramer

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"A noted psychiatrist examines the current status of Prozac in America, including the latest research, as well as personal observations into how and why this drug has become so popular in the quest to cure personality problems." -- Synopsis

Prozac Diary
by Lauren Slater

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"...[a] powerful book ... What makes her book most worthwhile is her discussion of the subtler perils of Prozac..." -- The New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression
by Kathy Cronkite

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Uplifting, strongly researched but accessible book by Kathy Cronkite, Walter's daughter. Herself a victim of what Winston Churchill called 'the black dog,' and here offering hope and courage, Cronkite attacks the stigma of depression, describes the disease as it's known through the latest research, and interviews well-known medical researchers and famed victims." -- Kirkus Reviews

What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed
by Mitch Golant, Susan K. Golant

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"This book is directed toward the caregiver or "strengthened ally" of any of the more than 17 million Americans who suffer from this common but often misunderstood affliction. Woven throughout are the personal experiences of Mitch Golant, who spent most of his childhood with a mother who was seriously depressed, an experience that not only catapulted him into his work as a clinical psychologist, but also informs this book with a tone of compassionate understanding." -- Book Description

His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina
by Danielle Steel

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"Like Kurt Cobain, Nick Traina lived for punk rock, succumbed to heroin addiction, and died of suicide. His mom, Danielle Steel, takes us through her 19 twister-like years with Nick in a memoir more affecting than her novels." -- Editorial Review

Stop Depression Now: SAM-e, [SAMe] the Breakthrough Supplement that Works as Well as Prescription Drugs in Half the Time...with No Side Effects
by Richard Brown, Carol Colman, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Carol Coleman

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"Stop Depression Now is more than a book about SAM-e, short for S-adenosyl-methionine. It also presents a four-step program to lift you out of depression and prevent a recurrence." -- Editorial Review

A Brilliant Madness: Living With Manic-Depressive Illness
by Patty Duke, Mary Lou Pinckert, Gloria Hochman

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"Duke tells the story of her manic-depressive illness and its successful treatment, while in alternating chapters medical-writer Hochman ('Heart Bypass,' 1982) explains the facts of the disease and the methods of treatment currently available." -- Kirkus Reviews

An Unquiet Mind
by Kay Redfield Jamison

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"With breathtaking honesty Kay Redfield Jamison tells of her own manic depression, the bitter costs of her illness, and its paradoxical benefits: 'There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness.... It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.' This is one of the best scientific autobiographies ever written, a combination of clarity, truth, and insight into human character." -- Editorial Review

Get Out of Your Own Way! : Escape from Mind Traps
by Tom, M.D. Rusk, Natalie Rusk (Contributor)

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"The bestselling author of 'I Want to Change But I Don't Know How' and 'Instead of Therapy' offers a step-by-step approach to self-initiated, self-directed personal change. This book "maps out" ways for readers to look at themselves objectively and identify the defeating attitudes that are keeping them locked into problem habits, relationships, and situations." -- Synopsis

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