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Our books about depression will show you how to deal and cope with depression and the more difficult issues of mental health.

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    Pause

    Danielle Marchant

    Product Code: PAUS
    Paperback
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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
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  • Everyday Happiness

    Product Code: EVHP
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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
    • £4.99
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  • Everyday Confidence

    Product Code: EVCN
    Paperback
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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
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  • The Little Book of Lykke

    Meik Wiking

    Product Code: LYKK
    Hardback
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    Meik Weiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and the author of The Little Book of Hygge, wants to introduce you to lykke (pronounced 'luu-kah) - a Danish term that translates as happiness.

    Denmark is often regarded as one of the world's happiest countries and it's easy to see why: they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and even burn more candles per household than anywhere else in the world.

    Meik explains how we can learn so much from the Danes' way of life but also talks about how about how the keys to happiness are buried all around the world. From how we spend our time to the way we chat with neighbours and even cook dinner, he reveals how every little thing has an impact on our happiness - and how we can learn from the world's happiest nations.
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  • Teach Yourself Overcome Depression

    Alice Muir

    Product Code: AGGXT
    Paperback
    At any time, one in twenty people suffers from severe, clinical depression. If you or someone close to you may be one of them, this is book will be your perfect companion through your depression. No book can claim to 'cure' depression, which is a serious illness for which people should seek medical help. What this book does is demystify the illness, help remind you that you're not alone, provide moving case studies of people who have been in similar situations, and talk you through some practical things you can do to alleviate the effects of depression. It also explains the key treatments, including medication, cognitive behavioural therapy, and alternative therapies.
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  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Postnatal Depression

    Michelle Cree

    Product Code: AOMBU
    Paperback
    It is well-known that having a baby can be a time of joy but also one of anxiety and even depression for new mothers. Indeed it is very common for new mothers to experience a short period of distress following childbirth, often referred to as 'baby blues'. Usually this passes quite quickly, however for more than 1 in 10 women, this distressing experience can be more prolonged. This practical self-help book based on Compassion Focused Therapy will help women to recognise some of the symptoms and, where appropriate, to normalise them, thereby alleviating their distress. It will also guide mothers-to-be and new mothers through the maze of confusing feelings that can arise. Not only will this book cover the basic experiences and symptoms associated with anxiety and depression and childbirth, an evolutionary model of why this occurs, and an outline of the basic Compassionate Mind model, it will guide the reader through a series of exercises that they can use for themselves to develop their compassionate mind and work on their difficulties.
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  • The Complete CBT Guide for Depression and Low Mood

    Prof. Peter Cooper

    Product Code: ANLXU
    Paperback
    Depression and low mood affect a significant portion of the general public. Sadly, those with depression often experience other problems such as low self-esteem, relationship problems and sleeping problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an extremely effective treatment for depression and low mood and is used widely in the NHS. The companion book to the popular Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety, this practical self-help book contains essential information about the nature of depression and covers a range of topics including insomnia, relationships, bipolar disorder and postnatal depression. It also provides information on some of the latest treatments such as Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation and Compassion-Focused Therapy. The chapters on individual techniques or problem areas are written by the leading experts in that field. Includes individual chapters on: Low self-esteem by Melanie Fennell Insomnia and sleep problems by Colin Espie Rumination by Ed Watkins Relationship problems by Donald Baucom Bipolar Disorder by Warren Mansell Depression in the elderly - Ken Laidlaw Postnatal Depression - Peter Cooper & Lynne Murray Depression and ill health - Stirling Moorey Behavioural Activation by David Richards Compassion - Paul Gilbert Mindfulness - Willem Kuyken & Halley Cohen Imagery - Ann Hackmann & Jon Wheatley
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  • The Upward Spiral

    Alex Korb

    Product Code: ANDEK
    Paperback
    Depression doesn't happen all at once. It starts gradually and builds momentum over time. If you go through a difficult experience, you may stop taking care of yourself. You may stop exercising and eating healthy, which will end up making you feel even worse as time goes on. You are caught in a downward spiral, but you may feel too tired, too overwhelmed, and too scared to try and pull yourself back up. The good news is that just one small step can be a step in the right direction. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the neurological processes in the brain that cause depression and offers effective ways to get better-one little step at a time. In the book, you'll discover that there isn't "one big solution" that will solve your depression. Instead, there are dozens of small, practical things you can do to alleviate your symptoms and start healing. Some are as simple as relaxing certain muscles to reduce feelings of anxiety, while others involve making small efforts toward more positive social interactions. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects-giving you the power to literally "reshape" your brain. Like most people, you probably didn't wake up one day and find yourself completely depressed. Instead, it probably happened over time, as a series of reactions to difficult situations and negative thinking. But if you are ready to reverse the trajectory of your depression and find lasting happiness, this book will show you how.
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  • Defeating Depression

    Roslyn Law

    Product Code: AHMAE
    Paperback
    This ground-breaking new self-help book is based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a therapeutic approach being adopted by the government's nationwide, Improved Access to psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. IPT is commonly used to treat those suffering from depression and eating disorders. IPT is now being used by IAPT therapists nationally and this book will be the first self-help book based on this approach and will be widely recommended to patients. The author, Dr Roslyn Law, is one of the UK's leading authorities on IPT.
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  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me

    Ellen Forney

    Product Code: AHLUZ
    Paperback
    Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suffering from (but enjoying) extreme mania, and terrified that medication would cause her to lose creativity, she began a long struggle over many years to find mental stability while retaining her creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular idea of the 'crazy artist', she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder, including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to "cure" an otherwise brilliant mind. Darkly funny and intensely personal, Forney's memoir provides a humorous but authentic glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist's work, as she shares her own story through black-and-white graphic images and prose.
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  • Beating the Blues

    Michael E. Thase

    Product Code: AHJNY
    Paperback
    Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often don't seek help. However persistent mild depression, which afflict up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. This book shows how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help us to recognize negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. It reveals that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85 per cent of patients experiencing full relief. It discusses when you should seek help from a therapist and what kinds of therapy work best. It outlines the antidepressants that are helpful for both mild and severe depressions, detailing each drug's strength and weakness, and examines alternative therapies, including stress management (meditation, relaxation, massage, biofeedback), physical exercise, acupuncture, supplements, and other mind/body therapies. Finally, the book provides in-depth discussions of mild depression in children, adolescents, college students, and elderly parents, as well as those with chronic stress. Throughout, the authors use boxed text and charts to make the key ideas immediately accessible and easy to use. "Beating the Blues" is an inspiring and empowering book, filled with the information and encouragement you need to turn your life around and begin to feel renewed pleasure and joy.
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  • Coping with an Anxious or Depressed Child

    Samantha Cartwright-Hatton

    Product Code: AHJNO
    Paperback
    Does your child suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you at a loss as to what to do about it? This navigational tool, written by eminent clinical psychologist Sam Cartwright-Hatton, gives guidance on what you can do to give your child the best chance of recovery, as well as offering insight into the often complicated system of mental healthcare. Covering practical issues such as diet and routine, as well as more specialized medical information - from the professionals you might encounter to the prescriptions offered - this book is an A to Z guide for parents of anxious or depressed children and will help you maximize your child's likelihood of a happy, confident future.
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  • Coming Through Depression

    Tony Bates

    Product Code: ADHUT
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    A completely revised and rewritten edition of a book first published in 2000, of which 30,000 copies have already been sold by G&M. This book has been written for all who suffer from depression and for those who are close to the depressed person, be they partner, child or friend. The effort to alleviate the pain of depression in a loved one inevitably fails and the most well-intentioned interventions of friends and spouses can leave all concerned feeling helpless and alienated. While intended primarily as a guide to recovery for the sufferer, it is also written with the relatives and friends of the sufferer in mind in the hope that it can make sense of what can be a difficult problem to grasp from the 'outside'. Understanding of the problem by all who are affected can act as a bridge between people who feel isolated by depression and those who care about them. Part One explains what happens when someone gets depressed and what kinds of experience cause depression. Part Two focuses on a step by step recovery plan to overcoming depression and Part Three considers what has been learned in the past ten years about staying well and preventing relapse.
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  • The New Black

    Darian Leader

    Product Code: ADBZD
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    What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression, lose the will to live and see no hope for the future. What matters at this crucial point is whether or not we are able to mourn. In this important and groundbreaking book, acclaimed psychoanalyst and writer Darian Leader urges us to look beyond the catch-all concept of depression to explore the deeper, unconscious ways in which we respond to the experience of loss. In so doing, we can loosen the grip it may have upon our lives.
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  • Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression

    Professor Jane Plant

    Product Code: AAYCY
    Paperback
    The epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression that is sweeping the Western world is accompanied by huge social, economic and personal costs. This accessible and groundbreaking book is designed to help sufferers, their families and health professionals. The authors, both former sufferers, argue that the medical profession's current approach is not working. They dispel the fear and prejudice surrounding mental illness and present a new, effective programme for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They describe the successes that they and others have achieved through new treatment methods. You will discover your risk factors and how to reduce them, how mental health problems can be diagnosed more effectively and how to ensure the best possible treatment. They go on to present the 10 lifestyle factors that affect the likelihood of developing anxiety and depression, and reveal the 10 food factors that can improve mental well-being. BEATING STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION is essential reading for sufferers and their families.
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  • How to Lift Depression...Fast

    Joe Griffin

    Product Code: AAMOV
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  • Overcoming Depression

    Paul Gilbert

    Product Code: AAMET
    Paperback
    If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession. This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.
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If you’ve been struggling with how you’re feeling then we have plenty of fascinating books about depression and psychology to help you understand and deal with your mental well-being.

Self-help and self-care

It’s never worth suffering alone. You can find help and guidance in our range of depression books filled with advice and information that can change your way of thinking and give you tips to improve your mental health.

Understand the mind

Whether you or someone you know who is struggling with depression or you are interested in the topic from a psychological point of view, we have depression books to answer every question and query you have.