Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong

Author: Tim Cantopher
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1847092365
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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This book has helped many thousands of those who have depression. This new edition, written by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains that depression tests the strongest of us. Dr Cantopher guides the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes and treatments. He covers the latest information on medications, new guidelines as to the management of depression, and stresses that no one should be to blame for succumbing to depression.

Stress-Related Illness

Author: Tim Cantopher
Publisher: Sheldon Press
ISBN: 9780859699716
Category: Mind and body
Page: 128
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"Stress will always be with us, and we will continue to suffer - unless we choose to change," says Dr Cantopher. "The good news is that this is possible - stress-related illness is avoidable, and if you change, you will attain happiness." We have a choice! This book offers not just facts, but a message of hope.

Healing from Depression

12 Weeks to a Better Mood
Author: Douglas Bloch
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892545968
Category: Psychology
Page: 444
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In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.

Beating Insomnia

Author: Tim Cantopher
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1847092594
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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Insomnia is one of the major afflictions of the modern world, and is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. About one in three of us report sleep problems. Insomnia has been linked to anxiety, major depression, cognitive disturbance, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and increased proneness to infections. However stress, which predisposes to these conditions, is also is a major cause of insomnia. This book, by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains how you may sleep better. Topi include: · Does insomnia matter? · How sleep works · Why can't I sleep? · Specific problems which interfere with sleep · Using a sleep diary · Managing stress · Non-pharmacological treatments · Pills and potions · Dealing with specific causes of insomnia · I still can't sleep!

Out of the Madhouse

An Insider's Guide to Managing Depression and Anxiety
Author: Iain Maitland,Michael Maitland
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506877
Category: Self-Help
Page: 344
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Once upon a time, there lived a happy family called the Maitlands. Iain, the father, was a writer. Tracey, the mother, worked at a nearby school. They had three bright and charming children, Michael, Sophie and Adam. It looked like the perfect family life. Until October 2012, when Iain received a message. Michael had been taken to hospital. Years of depression, anxiety and anorexia had taken their toll, and he had pneumonia and a collapsed lung. The doctors weren't sure if he would make it. Told with humour and frankness through Michael's diary entries and Iain's own reflections, Out of the Madhouse charts Michael's journey to recovery from entering the Priory and returning home, to becoming a mental health ambassador for young people. Sharing tips and techniques that have helped them and others to self-manage, this is an essential resource for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and similar issues.

Wilful Blindness

Why We Ignore the Obvious
Author: Margaret Heffernan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377718
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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In the 2006 case of the US Government vs Enron, the presiding judge instructed the jurors to take account of the concept of wilful blindness as they reached their verdict about whether the chief executives of the disgraced energy corporation were guilty. It was not enough for the defendants to say that they did not know what was going on; that they had not seen anything. If they failed to observe the corruption which was unfolding before their very eyes, not knowing was no defence. The guilty verdict sent shivers down the spine of the corporate world. In this book, distinguished business woman and writer, Margaret Heffernan, examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness. Drawing on a wide array of sources from psychological studies and social statistics to interviews with the relevant protagonists she examines what it is about human nature which makes us so prone to wilful blindness. Taught from infancy to obey authority, and absorbing the importance of selective vision as a key social skill, humans exacerbate their tendency to become institutionalised by joining organisations which are run by like-minded people. Wilful Blindness looks at how hard-work and the information overload of the modern workplace add to the problem. And examines why whistleblowers and Cassandras are so very rare. Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to the family, this engaging and anecdotal book will explain why wilful blindness is so dangerous in the globalised, interconnected world in which we live, before suggesting ways in which institutions and individuals can start to combat it. In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Margaret Heffernan's thought provoking book will force open our eyes.

Underneath the Lemon Tree

A Memoir of Depression and Recovery
Author: Mark Rice-Oxley
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 9780349140308
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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On paper, things looked good for Mark Rice-Oxley: wife, children, fulfilling job. But then, at his 40th birthday party, his whole world crumbled as he succumbed to depression... How many men do you know who have been through periods when their lives haven't seemed right? How badly askew were things for them? Many men suffer from depression yet it is still a subject that is taboo. Men often don't visit the doctor, or they don't want to face up to feelings of weakness and vulnerability. By telling his story, Mark Rice-Oxley hopes it will enable others to tell theirs. In this intensely moving memoir he retraces the months of his utmost despair, revisiting a landscape from which at times he felt he would never escape. Written with lyricism and poignancy, Mark captures the visceral nature of this most debilitating of illnesses with a frightening clarity, while at the same time offering a sympathetic and dispassionate view of what is happening, and perhaps why. This is not a self-help book but a memoir that is brimful of experience, understanding and hope for all those who read it. It is above all honest, touching and surprisingly optimistic.

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Betty Friedan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239187
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

The Princess and the Fog

A Story for Children with Depression
Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501514
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Bronze Medal Winner in the Picture Books, Early Reader category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Once upon a time there was a Princess. She had everything a little girl could ever want, and she was happy. That is, until the fog came... The Princess and the Fog is picture book to help sufferers of depression aged 5-7 cope with their difficult feelings. It uses vibrant illustrations, a sense of humour and metaphor to create a relatable, enjoyable story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things can get better with a little help and support. The story is also a great starting point for explaining depression to all children, especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depression. With an essential guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone supporting a child with, or affected by, depression, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, arts therapists, pastoral care workers and school staff, as well as parents and carers.

Dying for a Drink

Author: Tim Cantopher
Publisher: Sheldon Press
ISBN: 9781847094476
Page: 128
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Dying for a Drink is a no-nonsense, lively and accessible guide to alcohol and alcoholism, by bestselling consultant psychiatrist Dr Tim Cantopher. This new edition updates the recommended units of alcohol, and tracks the rise in alcohol related conditions.

Beyond the Curse

Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources
Author: Mr. Amadou N. R. Sy,Mr. Rabah Arezki,Thorvaldur Gylfason
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1463923821
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap the benefits of resource wealth while avoiding the pitfalls. The book is divided into five sections, which explore commodity markets and the macroeconomy, economic diversification and the role of finance, fiscal policy, exchange rates and financial stability, and governance. The ideas in this book were first presented at a seminar in November 2010 that was aimed primarily at policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa and brought together ministers, central bank governors, other senior policymakers, and well-known academics.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism
Author: Bill W.
Publisher: N.A
Category: Alcoholics
Page: 575
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Overcoming Stress

Advice for People Who Give Too Much
Author: Dr. Tim Cantopher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611646030
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Stress can lead to extensive psychological and physical suffering, but there are choices you can make that will reduce your stress and improve your ability to cope. This book offers not just the facts but a message of hope. Overcoming Stress looks not only at the causes of stress but also at the manifestations and psychological conditions, such as physical illness, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobic states, and depression. It offers information on both acute treatments and longer term management in avoiding stress and its ill effects. "Stress will always be with us, and we will continue to suffer--unless we choose to change," says Dr. Cantopher. "The good news is that this is possible--stress-related illness is avoidable, and if you change, you will attain happiness."

Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Author: Shirley Trickett
Publisher: Sheldon Press
ISBN: 9780859697620
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 118
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Shirley Trickett understands the havoc that depression and anxiety can cause in your life, and how powerless they can make you feel. She explains clearly how and why they affect you, and offers sensible, practical advice. Included is information to guide you through the latest treatments for depression, like Prozac and melatonin. She suggests help for the bad moments -- to help you deal with a panic attack for example -- but she believes the true causes of anxiety and depression lie deeper.

It's Not what Happens to You

It:s what You Do about it
Author: W. Mitchell
Publisher: W Mitchell
ISBN: 9780963790101
Category: Change
Page: 109
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Shows how to cope with, and also how to prosper with change. This book teaches how to: prosper with change; take responsibility for your future; discover your strengths and abilities; know your own inner beauty; empower yourself to take charge; break out of your mental prisons; and find the opportunity in adversity.

Overcoming Loneliness

Author: Alice Muir
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1847092314
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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In today's complex world, loneliness is on the rise. People increasingly move house and job, live far away from families and work longer hours, making it harder to maintain a social life. This book addresses the problem of loneliness when experienced for whatever reason and gives practical advice on how to relieve the pain of loneliness.

Toxic People

10 Ways of Dealing with People Who Make Your Life Miserable
Author: LIllian Glass
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781929873449
Page: N.A
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