Unfortunately, such naïve armchair psychology rarely works for someone suffering from the very real plight of depression. All it does is seek to trivialize depression and characterize depressed people as "whiners" who have nothing better to do than to "complain about their lives." But the truth is, depression is a very real problem. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that, on any given day, 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. And depression rates continue to increase – for example, kids exhibit depression at nearly ten times the rate of previous generations. Theories abound as to why depression rates are increasing, but regardless of the cause, this scourge continues to rob its victims of happiness, joy, and the capacity to give and receive love.
So why Depression For Dummies, when there's already a glut of self-help books on the market peddling so-called cures and remedies for depression? Because this book satisfies the need for a straight-talking, no-nonsense resource on depression. The only agenda of Depression For Dummies is to present you with the facts on depression and explain the options for dealing with it. Rest assured, this is no infomercial in a yellow and black cover.
Here's just a sampling of what you'll find in Depression For Dummies:
So, whatever your level of depression – whether you suffer from occasional bouts or you find yourself seriously debilitated by depression – Depression For Dummies can give you the insight and tools you need to once again find enjoyment and happiness in life. All it takes is one step.
Think you worry too much? You're not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones.
Now with 25% new and revised content, Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition explores all of the most common triggers for anxiety, recent developments in medications, newly emerging biologically oriented approaches for treating anxiety, and the most up-to-date advancements in psychotherapies.Understand why you?re anxious and pinpoint your triggers Get trusted advice on whether you can overcome anxiety on your own or seek professional help Covers anxiety in teens, young adults, and veterans
The practical information in Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your first step toward getting your life back and winning the war against your worries!
Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:
Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries
Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change
Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods
Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy
Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way
Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts
Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective
Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance
Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy
Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance
Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise
Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure
Chapter 12: Just Do It! – Tackling Life’s Problems
Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body
Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route
Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication
Part V: Revitalising Relationships
Chapter 15: Working on Relationships
Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict
Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse
Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive
Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources
Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips
Anger is a completely normal, healthy human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of life. Anger Management For Dummies provides trusted and authoritative information on anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you or a loved one identify sources of anger and release them healthily.
Anger has become one of the most intimate issues in today's world – as life, in general, has become increasingly stressful. . Anger Management For Dummies shows you how anger is often a bi-product of other more primitive emotions, such as fear, depression, anxiety, and stress, and arms you with the strategies that can help you conquer them. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome obstacles to change, rethink rage, confront anger head-on with healthier responses, and much more.Features new and updated coverage on road rage, air rage, office rage, and dealing with angry children Introduces you to new cognitive strategies for changing angry thinking Explains the difference between anger and aggression Shows you how to effectively and safely deescalate difficult people and situations
With the tools, tips, and strategies provided in this hands-on guide, you'll find everything you need to overcome anger and live a happier, more productive life.
Symptoms of anxiety range from the mental and emotional – depression, having difficulty concentrating, losing patience easily – to the physical – excessive thirst, headaches, pins and needles, and more (www.bbc.co.uk) Often the problem is self-feeding – people try to keep things under control whilst simultaneously worrying about being anxious all the time, and the cycle goes on. Psychotherapy, medication and self help are the key treatments for anxiety – however, as many people either don’t have access to, or choose not to take, professional treatment, self help is the key for a majority of sufferers. A Dummies book on the subject will present the facts without the jargon, and help people find the trustworthy guidance they need.