Undoing Depression

Undoing Depression, by Richard O'Connor

Completely revised and expanded edition of one of today’s most popular and practical books on treating depression.

Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, depression is fuelled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, and environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, he focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits.

Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion. Undoing Depression teaches you how to replace depressive patterns of thought and behaving with new, better skills.

Recognising that medication is not a magic cure, Undoing Depression offers a range of therapies, from exercise to self-help and psychotherapy, and includes entirely new chapters on using meditation and the role of stress.

Also available for the Kindle.

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