Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It
A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage depression, modelled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety.
- Why is depression one of the most pervasive of all mental health complaints?
- What makes the lethargy, mental rumination, loss of concentration, unassuageable negativity, and feelings of inadequacy so stubbornly resistant to treatment and so hard to shake off?
- What can be done to alleviate your symptoms and move in the direction of full recovery?
In order to answer these questions, Margaret Wehrenberg explains, its helpful to understand your brain. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research presented in a reader-friendly way, Wehrenberg skilfully describes what happens in the brain of someone living with depression and what specific techniques can be used to alter brain activity and control its range of disabling symptoms. Containing practical, take-charge tips from a seasoned clinician, this book presents the ten most effective strategies for moving from lethargy into action, taking charge of the brain, and breaking free from depression to find hope and happiness.
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a popular public speaker. She is the author of The Anxious Brain, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.