Recommended Self-Help Resources  Depression is Contagious (Yapko)  Breaking the Patterns of Depression(Yapko)  Hand-Me-Down Blues (Yapko)  Focusing on Feeling Good audio CD Program(Yapko)  Calm Down! audio CD Program (Yapko)  Learned Optimism (Seligman)  Emotional Intelligence (Goleman)  The Optimistic Child (Seligman)  Feeling Good (Burns)  Mind Over Mood (Greenberger/Padesky)  Women Who Think Too Much (Nolen-Hoeksema)  The Shelter of Each Other (Pipher)
Advice for Choosing a Psychotherapist  Someone licensed/credentialed with the appropriate academic and clinical training  Someone with an advanced and CURRENT knowledge of the intricacies of depression  Someone who will push you gently but firmly to be proactive in treatment  Someone who will also talk to your partner and kids, at least occasionally  Someone available for regular consultation  Someone who will teach skills, provide information, and offer perspectiveView Thread
Hi All- want to see a great and skilled interviewer and a nervous interviewee/ WebMD expert? As you have all seen my static picture and short fast posts, get to see me at least talking on a video clip for Depression in Focus... View Thread
I've seen about 4 posts on ECT tonight, so figured I would put a resource up as it is a bona fide and good treatment for certain individuals. It is no longer barbaric with patients thrashing around having full body seizures. Basically, you are under anesthesia and your brain has a seizure and your body does not. Info about side effects are noted on the link noted. Other links www.acnp.org/g4/GN401000108/Default.htm for those who like medical jargon
www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Advocate_Magazine/E-Newsletter/20065/GMA_Transcript.htm for those who like storiesView Thread
While scanning many of the posts, I have seen a lot of comments about mood swings. Yes, mood swings, irritability and sadness do occur when depressed, however some patients with depression and a life long history of severe and rapid mood swings may have Borderline Personality traits or even disorder. The treatment for this kind of 'depression' is a bit more complicated and relies more on psychotherapy to help lower symptoms. A reliable NIMH resource is here if you would like more information.View Thread
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