Class Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 1859590632 | 260 pages
"All you need to know about depression, presented in a clear, conscise and readable way" - Ann Dawson, World Health Organisation. 'This is a very good, comprehensive book, that is easy to use and follow. The question and answer format works well, covering many of the most commonly asked questions and worries. This is a book that, when read from cover to cover, can provide a comprehensive overview of depression but can also be kept to hand and dipped into whenever the need arises.' - Amelia Mustapha, Depression Alliance. 'The format of the frequently asked questions is really helpful and I wholeheartedly agree with the content of the answers and the easily readable style. As well as being an excellent resource for the consumer, this text will bne an excellent resource for the primary care professional who will be asked these questions on a daily basis.' - Professor Andre Tylee, Professor of Primary Care Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings's College London.
Depression is recognized as being one of the most common illnesses in the world. It affects about five to twenty percent of the population at some time in their lives. The symptoms are more than just feeling down for a while - they range from tiredness and low mood, through to disturbed sleep and feelings of shame and suicidal ideas. Beating Depression: an 'at your fingertips' guide is an invaluable reference guide for people with depression and their families, which gives positive, practical advice on dealing with depression.