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Overcoming Depression and Low Mood, 3rd Edition

A Five Areas Approach

By Christopher Williams

CRC Press – 2009 – 400 pages

Series: Overcoming

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    978-1-44-416748-1
    January 27th 2012
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    July 31st 2009
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Description

Building on the success of previous editions, Overcoming Depression and Low Mood presents a series of self-help workbooks for use in self-assessing and managing depression and periods of low mood, with support from a health care professional.

This book covers all the issues that are known to be problematic in depression in the clear, user-friendly format that is associated with the "Overcoming…" series. The interactive questions and worksheets are a key feature of the series and they are plentiful and appropriate in this new title.

Using the established Five Areas Assessment model of depression, the book provides a clear model of intervention using the proven cognitive behaviour therapy evidence-based approach. It is empowering and supportive, helping readers make changes to their lives in a planned and achievable way.

The workbooks also provide an invaluable resource for counsellors, general practitioners, nursing staff, psychiatrists, social workers, and others working with people suffering from low mood or depression.

Reviews

"I feel this is an excellent book—we have used the previous edition in our practice… I would strongly recommend that every general practice has a few copies to loan out to patients."

BMA Medical Book Awards 2010

Contents

Understanding why you feel as you do

Starting out and how to keep going if you feel stuck

Understanding why you feel as you do

Making changes

Making changes to do with people and events

Practical problem solving

Being assertive

Building relationships with your family and friends

Information for families and friends - how can you offer the best support?

Making changes to behaviours and activity levels

Doing things that boost how you feel

Using exercise to boost how you feel

Helpful things you can do

Unhelpful things you do

Overcoming anxiety and avoidance

Making changes to negative and upsetting thinking

Noticing and changing extreme and unhelpful thinking

Making changes to things that affect your bodily well-being

Overcoming sleep problems

Alcohol, drugs and you

Understanding and using anti-depressant medication

Making changes for the future

Planning for the future

Author Bio

Dr Chris Williams is an expert and trainer in CBT and works as a Senior Lecturer in the section of Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has been a Governing Board member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a Past President of the lead body for CBT in the UK (BABCP: www.babcp.com). He is also a Patron of the National Phobics Society.

Name: Overcoming Depression and Low Mood, 3rd Edition: A Five Areas Approach (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By Christopher Williams. Building on the success of previous editions, Overcoming Depression and Low Mood presents a series of self-help workbooks for use in self-assessing and managing depression and periods of low mood, with support from a health care professional.This book...
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