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Overcoming depression and low mood : a five areas approach / Chris Williams.

By: Williams, Chris, Dr [author.].
Contributor(s): Williams, Chris, Dr. Overcoming depression [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hodder Arnold, 2009Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xii, 368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780340986059; 0340986050.Subject(s): Depression, Mental -- Problems, exercises, etc | Depression, Mental -- Treatment | Cognitive therapySummary: This volume provides a clear and effective approach to the treatment of depressive illnesses. Developed in liaison with a wide range of health care practitioners, it allows access to the proven CBT evidence-based approach to treatment and encourages a collaborative approach between health care practitioner and patient.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Building on the success of previous editions, Overcoming Depression and Low Moodpresents 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.

This volume provides a clear and effective approach to the treatment of depressive illnesses. Developed in liaison with a wide range of health care practitioners, it allows access to the proven CBT evidence-based approach to treatment and encourages a collaborative approach between health care practitioner and patient.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Part 1 Understanding why you feel as you do
  • Starting out ... and how to keep going if you feel stuck (p. 3)
  • Understanding why you feel as you do (p. 19)
  • Part 2 Making changes
  • Making changes to do with people and events
  • Practical problem solving (p. 51)
  • Being assertive (p. 77)
  • Building relationships with your family and friends (p. 93)
  • Information for families and friends - how can you offer the best support? (p. 111)
  • Making changes to behaviours and activity levels
  • Doing things that boost how you feel (p. 137)
  • Using exercise to boosts how you feel (p. 173)
  • Helpful things you can do (p. 189)
  • Unhelpful things you do (p. 213)
  • Overcoming anxiety and avoidance (p. 241)
  • Making changes to negative and upsetting thinking
  • Noticing and changing extreme and unhelpful thinking (p. 271)
  • Making changes to things that affect your bodily well-being
  • Overcoming sleep problems (p. 299)
  • Alcohol, drugs and you (p. 319)
  • Understanding and using anti-depressant medication (p. 335)
  • Making changes for the future
  • Planning for the future (p. 347)

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