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Coping with Depression

A Guide to What Works for Patients, Carers, and Professionals

Depression is the most common psychological problem in the UK with 1 in 5 people requiring treatment during their lives. Coping with Depression is their essential first port of call.

Depression can be an incredibly debilitating and isolating condition, with episodes recurring throughout a person's life. However, the good news is that with the right guidance it is possible to make a complete recovery. Drawing on a wealth of clinical expertise, the authors have created an easy-to-use manual that explains everything you need to know about the condition, from how to recognise the symptoms to the range of treatments currently available, including behavioural therapies, professional support, and medication. Individuals suffering from depression, as well as those around them, are encouraged to take an active role in getting better and are provided with the vital tools for staying well.

"This is an excellent guide to depression for people who experience it, their families, and those around them. It will surely become essential reading for anyone who needs to know about this most mystifying condition."

– Chris Thompson - Chief Medical Officer/Consultant Psychiatrist

“An invaluable guide... Breaks down the best treatment approaches in a logical and easy to understand way.”

– Paul King - Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Clinical Psychology, North Manches

"An ideal guide for anyone with depression looking for advice."

– Graham Duce - GP, Macclesfield, UK

“A truly stand-out guide. The genuine care and warmth shown throughout compels you towards the very last page."

– Paul Abbott - BAFTA-winning screenwriter and creator of Shameless, State of Play, and Clocking Off