The Complete Guide to Self-Management of Depression

Practical and Proven Methods

by Harpreet S. Duggal MD FAPA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/9/2016

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 638
ISBN : 9781480829534
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 638
ISBN : 9781480829527
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 638
ISBN : 9781480829510

About the Book

Depression is a complex illness that presents in a myriad of ways and affects more than 350 million people worldwide. While medications and conventional cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of depression have success, for many people these kinds of one-size-fits-all treatments are not enough to alleviate the symptoms of depression or help them find a long-term path toward wellness.

In The Complete Guide to Self-Management of Depression: Practical and Proven Methods, Dr. Harpreet S. Duggal offers several evidence-based treatments for depression and presents them in a practical, easy-to-use format that can be incorporated into day-to-day self-management of depression. Self-management is increasingly becoming the standard of care in people with long-standing medical conditions, and it broadens the narrow perspective of self-help beyond the traditional treatment of symptoms to include behavioral methods, positive psychology interventions, mindfulness, and complementary and alternative medicine approaches for treating depression. Finally, besides a focus on treating symptoms, it also addresses lifestyle changes, social relationships, communication, problem-solving, and elements of wellness and recovery.

In contrast to the traditional one-size-fits-all approach of self-help books on depression, The Complete Guide to Self-Management of Depression offers a menu of options for self-management of depression and provides guidance on when—and when not—to use or combine particular strategies. Placing those who suffer from depression in the driver’s seat of self-management can help them build confidence and prepare for the journey of managing depression.

About the Author

Harpreet S. Duggal is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice. He received his training in psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (University of Pittsburgh) and the Central Institute of Psychiatry (Ranchi, India). He is trained in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy and has authored more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles.