Inspiring DEPRESSION BOOKS : If you are depressed then take a look at this top-rated book, ‘Undoing Depression : What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You And Medication Can’t’ by Richard O’Connor …


'Undoing Depression:
What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't'

by Richard O'Connor

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Amazon Readers Rating:DEPRESSION BOOKS 

Review By: Claire, Sleepydust Editor, Amazon and Amazon readers

Depression can be a very real symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. What’s more, it’s often pushed aside, overlooked or even ignored.

But that will just make you feel worse - and it is likely to make recovery from your CFS/FM practically impossible.

So make sure you get all the help you need when you’re struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia– especially on the emotional side.

I found that reading books like these helped a lot when I suffered from depression as a symptom of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.

Thankfully, I no longer suffer from it. And although I know that part of the depression symptom in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is biochemical, there is a part of depression that we can do something about – just by learning to think differently about ourselves

…and books like this one, really can help…

… you never know – you might find comfort, inspiration, or even hope in them!

Richard O’Connor, the author of this book, says:

“I wanted to write a book to address the issue of preventing depression.

The emphasis is too often focused on treatment after someone has hit rock bottom. There is a sense that depression is something that happens to you without warning. I disagree.

I think there is a warning - that people do lead a depressed lifestyle before they feel depressed - and that people should be encouraged to believe there is a lot they can do to avoid hitting bottom and to make their recovery much faster and more effective.

And because of my own personal experience with depression, I feel a strong desire to help prevent people from suffering what my family and I have gone through.

So I've tried to lay out a roadmap for people to follow through recovery. I've taken the "practice wisdom" of good psychotherapy and put it into a form that people can follow to help themselves as they deal with depression in their thinking, their behavior, their emotions, their relationships, and their self-image.”

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And here are a couple of Amazon reader reviews:

“As a lifetime sufferer of depression, I've read my share of self-help books, most of which didn't seem to address the real problem and the terrible suffering in a way that I could translate into progress.

This book opened up the mystery and offered just the most practical, everyday advice.

I've been going around preaching it to my friends so much that they call it "The Book." Not to sound too effervescent, but even in the few weeks since I put his suggestions into effect, I've found myself laughing more: always a good sign.

Really worth the time to read and reread if you or someone you love is tormented by this illness.”

-- Janise Owens from Rural north Florida --


An absolute must-read for depressives, families, friends:

As a recovering depressive who believes knowledge is a pretty good weapon, I was already really tired of reading work on depression that is preachy, naive, alien to my experience and/or didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. By the time I read the first 100 pages of Undoing Depression, I'd learned more than I ever did in other books or therapy.

After O'Connor demonstrates that he knows depression inside and out, he offers real-life, plain-language, non-simplistic strategies for attacking each of the depressive lifestyle traits that continue to face many people who thought listening to Prozac would solve every problem.”

-- A reader from western CT --

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