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Defeating Depression

Defeating Depression: Real Help for You and Those Who Love You

In Defeating Depression: Real Help for You and Those Who Love You, author Howard W. Stone, Ph.D., takes a multi-faceted (cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and interpersonal) approach to the treatment of depression recognizing that the most effective treatments address multiple aspects of the disorder. Along with this approach, the book advocates an “active” rather than passive response to the depression and addresses both the depressed individual and his or her support system in developing an appropriate response. The book also acknowledges the importance of the individual’s spirituality and belief system in developing a plan for treatment. In an active, yet compassionate voice, Defeating Depression puts the task of managing depression and minimizing relapse squarely in the hands of the depressed individual with educated support from loved ones.

Defeating Depression not only provides a vocabulary for our most intense emotions and feelings associated with depression, it deciphers the often mysterious return to vitality. The work has quickly become my most effective tool in helping the depressed, their loved ones and education pastoral caregivers. –W. Kyle Fauntleroy, Naval Chaplains School

Right from the beginning of the first page one senses a presence of empowerment and hope for the reader and the gentle yet firm nudge of a voice that beckons, Let s get going . –Douglas M. Ronsheim, Executive Director, American Association of Pastoral Counselors

There is a wealth of information here. Practical. Accessible. A workbook that is authoritative and current. Stone assists the reader to see depression as a spiritual crisis, as well as a psychological one. –Harold G. Koenig, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Softcover, 240 pages.

Defeating Depression

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Grohol, J. (2016). Defeating Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 4, 2020, from
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Last updated: 17 May 2016
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