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Against Depression. Peter Kramer, $18.00

Frank and unflinching, Against Depression is a deeply felt, deeply moving book, grounded in time spent with the depressed. As his argument unfolds, Kramer becomes a crusader, the author of a compassionate polemic that is fiercely against depression and the devastation it causes. Like Listening to Prozac, Against Depression will offer hope to millions who suffer from depression — and radically alter the debate on its treatment.


Beyond Crazy: Journeys through Mental Illness. Julia Nunes & Scott Simmie, $24.99

Through powerful stories of Canadians from all walks of life, it demonstrates how it is possible to get past the stigma and the labels and move forward. This book is an important source of inspiration and hope" — Canadian Mental Health Association


Bipolar, Not So Much: Understanding Your Mood Swings and Depression. Chris Aiken & James Phelps, $29.95

Depression confuses the mind, strips away hope, and causes people to blame themselves for an illness they never asked for. This book presents a revolutionary new understanding of the concept of depression and offers readers skills and strategies to manage it.  

No longer is this a one-size-fits-all diagnosis, and antidepressants are no longer the one-size-fits-all treatment. Mood disorders are now seen to form a spectrum of problems, from common depression on one end to full bipolar disorder on the other. In between these extremes are multitudes of people who are on the middle of the mood spectrum, and this book is for them.

The first part of the book helps readers answer the question, “Where am I on the mood spectrum?” By laying the foundation for understanding this spectrum, Aiken and Phelps highlight the key distinctions that define unipolarity, bipolarity, hypomania, mania, and depression. Readers will be able to discern which definition best fits their experience, and use this understanding to learn which treatment methods will work best.  The authors also empower readers to look beyond antidepressants. They walk readers through new medications for the mood spectrum, and offer a guide to non-medication treatments that anyone can use on their own, from diet and lifestyle changes to natural supplements. The book also discusses other innovative technologies that can aid in recovery, including dawn simulators, mood apps, and blue-light filters.      

This thoughtful and beneficial book will offer readers skills and strategies, as well as hope, in the face of debilitating mental challenges.

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Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness. Jesse Wright & Laura McCray, $23.95

When it comes to treating depression, one size definitely doesn't fit all. How do you find the science-based treatment that will work for you? What can you do to restore the motivation that is so essential for overcoming this illness? This workbook will help you to learn proven ways to break the cycle of negative thinking, restore energy and a sense of well-being, strengthen your relationships, and make informed decisions about medications.

BREAKING FREE FROM DEPRESSION describes powerful treatment tools and a flexible menu of self-help strategies you can try today or turn to in the future. Dozens of reproducible worksheets and forms are included for you to complete in the book or download and print for repeated use.


Change Your Thinking: Overcome Stress, Anxiety & Depression and Improve Your Life with CBT. Sarah Edelman, $24.00

A highly practical guide for taking charge of your negative emotions through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) — the evidence based treatment methods used by clinical psychologists.


The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, 2nd Edition: a Step-by-Step Program. Bill Knaus, $36.95

THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL WORKBOOK FOR DEPRESSION is a complete, comprehensive, step-by-step approach you can use, on your own or working with a therapist, to manage and conquer depression.

Using techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), you'll develop a plan for breaking your cycle of depression. You'll learn to recognize and dispute the irrational thoughts and depressive beliefs that keep you feeling down. You'll also discover ways to guard against emotions that often occur with depression, like anxiety and anger. As you proceed through the book's chapters and exercises, you'll build stronger defenses against depression, which will help you maintain your progress.

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Depression is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder is Spreading around the World and How to Stop It. Michael Yapko, $19.99

Depression’s effects reach into interactions with others, rippling destructively through marriages, families, work environments, and communities like a viral contagion. While commonly prescribed drugs address some of depression's symptoms, they cannot change the social factors that cause and perpetuate the disorder.

Michael Yapko culls from the latest findings in neuroscience, social psychology, epidemiology and genetics to provide a practical, proven plan for developing the skills and insights you need to forge stronger, healthier social connections and enjoy an enriching, interconnected life. Dr. Yapko's groundbreaking plan of action is filled with skill-building emotional and mental exercises, anecdotes and illuminating explanations.


The Depression Cure: the 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs.  Stephen Ilardi, $18.50

In looking at the increasing rates of depression diagnoses, Dr. Stephen Ilardi reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. In The Depression Cure, Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need.


Depression 101: a Practical Guide to Treatments, Self-Help Strategies and Preventing Relapse.  John Preston & Melissa Kirk, $19.95

When you have depression, it can feel like there's no way out. To begin changing the way you feel, you'll need an arsenal of proven techniques for lifting your mood and preventing relapse. The pocket-sized Depression 101 distills the most effective cognitive behavioral therapy skills available for treating depression into seven manageable chapters that will help you find the way out of depression and into a healthier, happier life.


Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control. Scott Spradin, $29.95

When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. This workbook offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups.

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Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: a CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome (ASD-Level 1). Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett, $24.95

For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression.

Written by the leading experts in the field, the book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. The authors draw on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provide a complete step-by-step CBT self-help programme, designed specifically for individuals with ASDs. The programme helps increase self-awareness, including identifying personal triggers, and provides the tools to combat depression.


The Family Guide to Mental Health Care: Advice on Helping Your Loved Ones. Lloyd Sederer, $21.95

THE FAMILY GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE is the first comprehensive print resource for the millions of people who have loved ones suffering from some kind of mental illness. In this book, families can find the answers to their most urgent questions. From understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how to help.

Real-life scenarios and authoritative information are written in a compassionate, reader-friendly way, including checklists to bring to a doctor’s appointment so you can ask the right questions. For readers who fear they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel, this book gives hope and a path forward.

From the first signs of a problem to sorting through the variety of treatment options, you and your family will be able to walk into a doctor’s office know what to do and what to ask.


Feel Good: How to Change Your Mood and Cope with Whatever Comes Your Way. Shane Pascoe & Graham Law, $22.95

Being able to manage your mood, and not be dictated by it, can mean you are more successful in all areas of life. By learning to recognize why you feel the way you do, you can take control of your mood so that you feel more positive, regardless of what you have faced, or what the day will bring. Through practical tips and techniques grounded in research and theory, you will learn how to:

  • Deal with all types of mood such as anger, distress, self-efficacy, unhappiness, well-being and self-esteem
  • Improve your attitudes and responses in any situation
  • Maintain your performance and relationships without your mood calling the shots
  • Develop coping mechanisms and strategies for improving the quality of your mood
  • Use relaxation strategies to help you deal with life’s sticky moments

From happiness to distress, and all moods in between, FEEL GOOD will help you to effectively manage your mood and to lead a happier and more content life.

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Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power. Lana Castle, $20.95

Lana Castle draws from research, interviews, surveys, and her own experience to examine what bipolar disorder and depression bring to the creative mix. Drawing from forty-five years experience in the arts, Castle shares first-hand knowledge, tools, and resources to help both aspiring and professional “creatives” affected by mood disorders overcome challenges and move forward. Illuminating and inspiring, Castle's new book helps artists of all types deal with depressive droughts and manic floods. With sensitivity and grace, Castle explains how “creatives” can tap their talents to recover their lives. Readers will learn how to: manage medications and treatment without thwarting creativity; find focus; set daily, weekly, and monthly goals; develop self-esteem and independence; use their creative talents to generate income.


Get It Done When You're Depressed. Julie Fast & John Preston, $18.95

We live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, so when a depressed person can’t meet the expectations of society, the depression often becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You’re Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn:

  • How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed
  • How to structure your environment so you can work more easily
  • How to work with others
  • How to prevent depression

Listening to Depression: a New Way of Thinking about Depression. Lara Honos-Webb, $21.95

What does it really mean to be depressed? You know depression as a collection of symptoms — fatigue, listlessness, feelings of worthlessness — and the source of more than a little pain. But depression is also a signal that something in your life is wrong and needs to be healed. Too often, though, we try to cut off or numb our feelings of depression instead of listening carefully to what they are telling us about our lives. This book offers insightful ways to reframe depression as a gift that can help you transform your life for the better. Each chapter discusses a different aspect of depression as positive opportunity for growth or change. Depression can be the start of a reorientation in life, a step in the search for meaning, or a chance for letting go of hurtful aspects of the self. It can also be a chance to deal with grief and loss and learn to expand your potential. The book concludes with a section of advice about when it is important to defend against depression and how best to go about it when the need arises.

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Mind and Emotions: a Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders. Mathew McKay, Patrick Fanning & Patricia Zurita Ona, $30.95

We all have our own ways of handling stressful situations without letting emotions get the best of us, but some ways of coping work better than others. Short-term fixes that help us avoid or numb our emotions may temporarily alleviate sadness and anger, but can also end up causing anxiety, depression, chronic anger, and even physical health problems.

MIND AND EMOTIONS is a revolutionary universal treatment program for emotional disorders that helps treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways. Learn and practice the most effective coping skills:

  • Clarifying and acting on your core values
  • Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Detaching from negative thoughts
  • Self-soothing and relaxation exercises
  • Assertiveness and interpersonal skills
  • Gradually facing your strong emotions

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, 2nd Edition. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky, $35.95

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress — and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy — one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy — to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; new worksheets; and much more. Mind Over Mood will help you:

  • Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life
  • Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame
  • Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies)
  • Practice your new skills until they become second nature

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The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. J. Mark G. Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal & Jon Kabat-Zinn, $29.50

The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to provide effective relief from the most prevalent psychological disorder. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of depression. Revealing the hidden psychological mechanisms that cause chronic unhappiness, the authors gently guide readers through a series of exercises designed to break the mental habits that lead to despair. Kabat-Zinn lends his calm, familiar voice to the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone looking to regain a sense of balance and contentment.


The Mindful Way Workbook: an 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress. John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams & Zindel Segal, $33.50

Imagine an 8-week program that can help you overcome depression, anxiety, and stress — by simply learning new ways to respond to your own thoughts and feelings. That program is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and it has been tested and proven effective in clinical trials throughout the world. Now you can get the benefits of MBCT any time, any place, by working through this carefully constructed book. The expert authors introduce specific mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions, tools for keeping track of progress, and helpful comments from others going through the program. Like a trusted map, this book guides you step by step along the path of change. Guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and are also available as audio downloads. Note: The MP3 CD can be played on CD players (only those marked "MP3-enabled") as well as on most computers.

See also the authors' The Mindful Way through Depression, which demonstrates these proven strategies with in-depth stories and examples. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, 2nd Edition. John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams & Zindel Segal, $79.95

This bestselling work, now in a new edition, has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression, an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the "whys" and "how-tos" of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. More than 40 reproducible handouts are included. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print in a convenient 8½" x 11" size. A separate website for use by clients features the audio recordings only. New to This Edition:

  • Incorporates a decade's worth of developments in MBCT clinical practice and training.
  • Chapters on additional treatment components: the pre-course interview and optional full-day retreat.
  • Chapters on self-compassion, the inquiry process, and the three-minute breathing space.
  • Findings from multiple studies of MBCT's effectiveness and underlying mechanisms. Includes studies of adaptations for treating psychological and physical health problems other than depression.
  • Audio files of the guided mindfulness practices, narrated by the authors, on two separate Web pages—one for professionals, together with the reproducibles, and one just for clients.

See also the authors' related titles for clients: The Mindful Way through Depressiondemonstrates these proven strategies in a self-help format, with in-depth stories and examples. The Mindful Way Workbook gives clients additional, explicit support for building their mindfulness practice, following the sequence of the MBCT program. Plus, for professionals: Mindfulness and the Transformation of Despair extends and refines MBCT for clients with suicidal depression (due August 2015).


The Mood Repair Toolkit: Proven Strategies to Prevent the Blues from Turning into Depression. David Clark, $20.50

If you have trouble bouncing back from low moods or just feel stuck in the doldrums much of the time, renowned cognitive behavior therapist David Clark has a clear message: there are simple yet powerful steps you can take to feel better. This encouraging book presents 80 strategies you can use to reduce sadness, promote positive feelings of contentment and joy, and decrease your risk for full-blown depression. Vivid stories and concrete examples help you learn specific methods for:

  • Nipping negativity in the bud
  • Making unhappiness less overwhelming
  • Defusing self-criticism and rumination
  • Boosting your energy and motivation for change
  • Feeling more confident and hopeful every day

Using the practical tools in the book — forms, worksheets, and self-assessment quizzes — makes it easy to create and stick to a mood repair action plan. You can download and print additional copies of these tools as needed. The strategies that Dr. Clark provides are grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology research — and they work. Discover proven ways to start living a more satisfying and productive life.

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Open Heart, Open Mind. Clara Hughes, $22.00 

In 2006, when Clara Hughes stepped onto the Olympic podium in Torino, Italy, she became the first and only athlete ever to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Four years later, she was proud to carry the Canadian flag at the head of the Canadian team as they participated in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. But there’s another story behind her celebrated career as an athlete, behind her signature billboard smile.

While most professional athletes devote their entire lives to training, Clara spent her teenage years using drugs and drinking to escape the stifling home life her alcoholic father had created in Elmwood, Winnipeg. She was headed nowhere fast when, at sixteen, she watched transfixed in her living room as gold medal speed skater Gaétan Boucher effortlessly raced in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Dreaming of one day competing herself, Clara channeled her anger, frustration and raw ambition into the endurance sports of speed skating and cycling. By 2010, she had become a six-time Olympic medalist.

But after more than a decade in the gruelling world of professional sports that stripped away her confidence and bruised her body, Clara began to realize that her physical extremes, her emotional setbacks, and her partying habits were masking a severe depression. Told with honesty and passion, Open Heart, Open Mind is Clara’s personal journey through physical and mental pain to a life where love and understanding can thrive. This revelatory and inspiring story will touch the hearts of all Canadians.


Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy. Shaila Kulkarni Misri, $21.00

The numbers are surprising: up to 70 percent of pregnant women experience some degree of depressive symptoms and of those, 12 percent meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Although it is at least as common as postpartum depression, which occurs after a child's birth, pregnancy-related depression is often cloaked in silence, shame, and denial. Pregnancy Blues lifts the veil on this heartbreaking and very treatable illness, examining the key social and biological factors that can come together during pregnancy to create a climate in which depression thrives, as well as offering the many effective treatments that are available.


The Pregnancy Decision Handbook for Women with Depression: 70 Important Questions to Consider. Stephanie Durruthy, $16.95

This book offers a clear and compassionate approach for dealing with this difficult decision. Psychiatrist Stephanie Durruthy guides the reader with useful information on depression and the complexities of pregnancy, including treatment options, risk factors, and developing an effective emotional support network.

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Pregnant on Prozac: the Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You and Your Baby. Shoshana Bennett, $19.95

PREGNANT ON PROZAC spells out the possible risks of anti-depressant use by expectant or new mothers, as well as the lesser known but no less serious risks to both baby and mother from untreated depression. Taking a pull-no-punches, and yet nonjudgmental approach, Dr. Shoshanna Bennett addresses:

  • The controversy — does the media exaggerate the risk?
  • The experts — finding and gathering your medical support team
  • Alternative treatments — acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, nutrition …
  • The myths — do pregnancy hormones protect women from depression?
  • FAQs — will I be able to breastfeed? Will I pass depression (or OCD, or anxiety) on to my child?
  • Communication — how to talk to family and friends about this issue

A Secret Sadness: the Hidden Relationship Patterns that Make Women Depressed. Valerie Whiffen, $23.95

This breakthrough book examines the often hidden relationship factors that make women depressed, the secret sadness that can last a lifetime.


A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not UnipolarPractical Management. James Phelps, $42.00

Though the DSM discusses the criteria for mood disorders in absolute terms — either present or absent — professionals are aware that while such dichotomies are useful for teaching, they are not always true in practice. Recent genetic data support clinicians' longstanding recognition that a continuum of mood disorders between unipolar and bipolar better matches reality than a yes/no, bipolar-or-not approach. If we acknowledge that continuum, how does this affect our approach to diagnosis and treatment?

In A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders, nationally recognized expert James Phelps provides an in-depth exploration of the signs, symptoms, and nuanced presentations of the mood disorder spectrum, focusing on the broad gray area between Major Depression and Bipolar I. Combining theoretical understanding and real-world scenarios, Phelps offers practical treatment guidelines for clinicians to better understand the subtle ways mood disorders can show up, and how to find the most beneficial path for treatment based on the patient's individual pattern of symptoms.

Phelps's expertise and wealth of personal experience provides readers with unparalleled insight into a subject that is by nature challenging to define. His emphasis on non-medication approaches, as well as chapters on all the major pill-based treatments (from fish oil to lithium to the avoidance of atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants), creates a comprehensive resource for any clinician working with patients on the mood spectrum. Appendices on the relationship between bipolar diagnosis, politics, and religion; and a plain-English approach to the statistical perils of bipolar screening, offer further value.

Phelps has written an invaluable guide of the critical information professionals need to treat patients on the mood disorder spectrum, as well as a useful tool for highly motivated families and patients to better understand the mood disorder that effects their lives. This book seeks to alter the black and white language surrounding these mood disorders to influence a shift in how patients are diagnosed—to insure that treatment matches their specific needs.

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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed & What You Can Do to Change It. Margaret Wehrenberg, $25.95

Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research, clinician Margaret Wehrenberg provides a strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage and conquer your depression.


Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression. Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel, $42.95

Postpartum depression is hard on a marriage. In their private practices, authors Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel often find themselves face-to-face with marriages that are suffocating, as if the depression has sucked the life out of a relationship that was only prepared for the anticipated joy of pending childbirth. What happens to marriage? Why do couples become angry, isolated, and disconnected? TOKENS OF AFFECTION looks closely at marriages that have withstood the passing storm of depression and are now seeking, or in need of, direction back to their previous levels of functioning and connectedness. The reader is introduced to a model of collaboration that refers to eight specific features, which guide postpartum couples back from depression. These features, framed as “Tokens,” are based on marital therapy literature and serve as a reminder that these are not just communication skill-building techniques; they are gift-giving gestures on behalf of their relationship. A reparative resource, TOKENS OF AFFECTION helps couples find renewed harmony, a solid relational ground, and reconnection.


Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. James Gordon, $24.00

Despite the billions spent on prescription anti-depressant drugs and psychotherapy, people everywhere continue to grapple with depression. Unstuck is psychiatrist James Gordon’s seven-stage program for relief through food and nutritional supplements; Chinese medicine; movement, exercise and dance; psychotherapy, meditation, and guided imagery; and spiritual practice. The result is a remarkable guide that puts the power to change in the hands of those ready to say “no” to suffering and drugs and “yes” to hope and happiness.

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Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder. Jim Phelps, $25.95

If your depression keeps coming back or is even getting worse, then you may be suffering from bipolar II or “soft” bipolar disorder. Commonly misdiagnosed, these mood disorders are characterized by recurring bouts of depression along with anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep problems, or intrusive thoughts. Why Am I Still Depressed shows you how to identify if you have a non-manic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it.


Writing through the Darkness: Easing Your Depression with Paper and Pen. Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer, $19.95

Writing through the Darkness is a practical and supportive guide to using creative writing exercises to ease the pain of depression. Practical how-to discussions and plentiful exercises demonstrate how writing can help those with depression modulate their moods and develop greater insight into their symptoms.


Yoga for Depression: a Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering through Yoga. Amy Weintraub, $19.99

More than 25 million Americans are treated with antidepressants each year, at a cost in excess of $50 billion. But the side effects of popular prescription drugs may seem nearly as depressing as the symptoms they’re meant to treat. Veteran yoga instructor Amy Weintraub offers a better solution — one that taps the scientifically proven link between yoga and emotional well-being as well as the beauty of ancient approaches to inner peace.

Addressing a range of diagnoses, including dysthymia, anxiety-based depression, and bipolar disorder, Yoga for Depression reveals why specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques can ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. Weintraub also reflects on her own experience with severe depression, from which she recovered through immersing herself in a daily yoga routine. Yoga for Depression is the first yoga book devoted exclusively to the treatment of these debilitating conditions. Amy Weintraub will help readers see their suffering and themselves in a vibrant new light.

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Complete Booklist

Against Depression. Peter Kramer, $18.00

Beyond Crazy: Journeys through Mental Illness. Julia Nunes & Scott Simmie, $24.99

Bipolar, Not So Much: Understanding Your Mood Swings and Depression. Chris Aiken & James Phelps, $29.95

Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness. Jesse Wright & Laura McCray, $23.95

Change Your Thinking: Overcome Stress, Anxiety & Depression and Improve Your Life with CBT. Sarah Edelman, $24.00

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, 2nd Edition: a Step-by-Step Program. Bill Knaus, $36.95

The Depression Cure: the 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs. Stephen Ilardi, $18.50

Depression is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder is Spreading around the World and How to Stop It. Michael Yapko, $19.99

Depression 101: a Practical Guide to Treatments, Self-Help Strategies and Preventing Relapse. John Preston & Melissa Kirk, $23.95

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control. Scott Spradin, $29.95

Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: a CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome (ASD-Level 1). Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett, $24.95

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care: Advice on Helping Your Loved Ones. Lloyd Sederer, $21.95

Feel Good: How to Change Your Mood and Cope with Whatever Comes Your Way. Shane Pascoe & Graham Law, $22.95

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power. Lana Castle, $20.95

Get It Done When You're Depressed. Julie Fast & John Preston, $18.95

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Listening to Depression: a New Way of Thinking about Depression. Lara Honos-Webb, $21.95

Mind and Emotions: a Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders. Mathew McKay, Patrick Fanning & Patricia Zurita Ona, $30.95

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, 2nd Edition. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky, $35.95

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. J. Mark Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn, $29.50

The Mindful Way Workbook: an 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress. John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams & Zindel Segal, $33.50

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, 2nd Edition. John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams & Zindel Segal, $79.95

The Mood Repair Toolkit: Proven Strategies to Prevent the Blues from Turning into Depression. David Clark, $20.50

Open Heart, Open Mind. Clara Hughes, $22.00

Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy. Shaila Kulkarni Misri, $21.00

The Pregnancy Decision Handbook for Women with Depression: 70 Important Questions to Consider. Stephanie Durruthy, $16.95

Pregnant on Prozac: the Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You and Your Baby. Shoshana Bennett, $19.95

A Secret Sadness: the Hidden Relationship Patterns that Make Women Depressed. Valerie Whiffen, $23.95

A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management. James Phelps, $42.00

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed & What You Can Do to Change It. Margaret Wehrenberg, $25.95

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression. Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel, $42.95

Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. James Gordon, $24.00

Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder. Jim Phelps, $25.95

Writing through the Darkness: Easing Your Depression with Paper and Pen. Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer, $19.95

Yoga for Depression: a Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering through Yoga. Amy Weintraub, $19.99

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Please see our related booklists: Postpartum; Parenting with Mental Illness; Anger and Stress Management; Anxiety; Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders; PTSD.

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