advertisement

Psych Central Reviews

Reviews Index » Depression Book Reviews

Depression Book Reviews

Book Review: The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression Book Review: The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to DepressionThrough discoveries in immunology, we know that inflammation has an impact on physical illness. What remains unclear is how inflammation influences thoughts and behaviors — a question that intersects the fields of immunology, neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. In The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach ...

Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your Relationships Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your RelationshipsThere are many ways we can try to feel better. We can try to improve the way we think. We can try to make more money. Have more stability. Get a better job. But all of these things, say Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Richard Frey, are ...

Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations“In a world where friends are assholes, parents are assholes, even adorable, little three-year-olds are assholes, there is no reason that psychological disorders get a pass,” writes Gabe Howard. Howard, who hosts The Psych Central Show podcast and writes for Psych Central on the topics of ...

Book Review: Understanding Antidepressants Book Review: Understanding AntidepressantsOne in five Americans will have a major depressive episode in their lives and many will seek help from a mental health provider, which may include treatment with medication. As with all medication, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan when it comes to antidepressants. The ...

Book Review: Never Get Angry Again Book Review: Never Get Angry AgainWhat if, instead of trying to manage anger, we just never got angry? While the question may seem to contradict human nature and maybe even seem like an unrealistic proposition, what makes the difference, David J. Lieberman says, is perspective. In his new book, Never Get Angry ...

Book Review: It's Not Always Depression Book Review: It's Not Always DepressionHow many of us are truly connected to our emotions? Since emotions can be uncomfortable, we can all probably admit to dealing with them in an unhealthy manner at some point. Maybe we cope through our addiction to technology, through comfort eating, or other things. ...

Book Review: Out Of The Madhouse Book Review: Out Of The MadhouseMichael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael ...

Book Review: It's Not Always Depression Book Review: It's Not Always DepressionDepression is thought to be one of the most common psychological ailments. When clinical social worker Hilary Jacobs Hendel wrote an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “It’s Not Always Depression,” it was the most emailed article for 48 hours, and stayed in the top ten ...

Book Review: Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Life Book Review: Heal Your Mind, Heal Your LifeOccasional negative thoughts are a common feature of the human experience. While they can sometimes be justified, purposeful, and helpful in identifying pain and avoiding dangerous situations, they can also be irrational, keeping us trapped in a downward spiral of fear, avoidance, and eventually depression ...

Book Review: This Close to Happy Book Review: This Close to HappyIn the category of memoirs about depression, there are some distinguished contributions. They include, for example, Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind, William Styron’s Darkness Visible, and Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted. Daphne Merkin knows these books well, but as someone who has dealt with serious depression ...

Book Review: Born To Run Book Review: Born To RunFrom his early childhood days in Freehold, New Jersey to his 60th birthday and beyond, Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born To Run is an in depth, insightful, and extremely honest memoir encompassing the trials, tribulations and beauty of the musician’s (more like rock n roll icon’s) life. What ...

Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills WorkbookIs it really possible to transform ourselves in just fourteen days? Tim Desmond, author of The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook believes it is. Desmond provides an overview of what self-compassion is before presenting his fourteen day program in which readers are encouraged to work on self-compassion exercises for just thirty minutes a day ...

Book Review: The Anti-Depressant Book Book Review: The Anti-Depressant BookTeenage suicides can leave us all feeling helpless — especially when they happen in epidemic proportions. But for teenagers who suffer from the sort of depression that might make them want to take their own life, there are few books written just for them. Adolescent psychiatrist ...

Book Review: Holistic Healing for Addiction Book Review: Holistic Healing for AddictionAs someone who has finally emerged from years of self-hatred and depression fueled by personal trauma, the cover and title of the book, Holistic Healing for Drug & Alcohol Addiction: Enlivening Body, Mind and Spirit to Remedy Depression, Anxiety and Self Hate, struck me as ...

Book Review: It's Not Your Journey Book Review: It's Not Your JourneyA memoir, by nature, is an essay on a learned subject or an account written from personal knowledge. Most memoirs are picked up and read to understand a person, their story, and their internal motivations. In the case of It’s Not Your Journey, by Rebecca ...

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2019). Depression Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/depression-book-reviews/
Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 23 Jun 2019
Last reviewed: By a member of our scientific advisory board on 23 Jun 2019
Published on Psych Central.com. All rights reserved.