Title: Overcoming Depression
Author: Dr. Andrew Stanway
Page Count/Review Word Count: 240
I’m not really sure what I was expecting here, because I picked up this book at a discount price and it was published way back in 1981. I’ve had my fair share of issues with depression and anxiety over the years, and it can’t hurt to know more about such a prevalent disease, and so I thought it couldn’t hurt to pick this up and to give it a try.
I was surprised by it – it’s actually super informative, and whilst some of the organisations that it recommends you contact are now no longer in existence, the tips and tricks that it has to offer are timeless and can still be applied today.
And besides, it’s not just for depressives – the book is also stacked with advice for the friends and family of the sufferers, and there’s information about every type of depression imaginable, from manic depression and anxiety disorders to postnatal depression and the reactive depression that’s common amongst people undergoing a traumatic event, like the death of a spouse or a parent.
So despite its age, I’d still recommend this book if you want to learn more about depression, whether it’s for yourself or for a loved one. In fact, it’s the best overall guide to the condition that I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a few of them.