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Beating the Blues

A Self-Help Approach to Overcoming Depression.

Susan Tanner & Jillian Ball

Depression has been described as the common cold of the psyche. At any time, one in five adults is feeling down; one in ten shows more significant signs of depression. Offers strategies for shedding 'faulty thinking habits'. Uses questionnaires, self-tests and case studies to demonstrate that you can control what you think and therefore how you feel. Aussie authors

14x21cm  174 pages  $29.95  

Behavioral Activation for Depression

A Clinician's Guide

Christopher R Martell, Sona Dimidjian, Ruth Herman-Dunn

From leading experts, this practical book provides empirically tested tools for helping clients overcome depression by becoming active and engaged in their lives. Behavioral activation is a stand-alone treatment whose principles can be integrated easily with other approaches that therapists already use. Step-by-step guidelines are presented for identifying individualized treatment targets, monitoring and scheduling "antidepressant" activities - experiences that are likely to be rewarding and pleasurable - and decreasing avoidance and ruminative thinking. Rich clinical illustrations include an extended case example that runs throughout the book. More than 20 activity planning forms, worksheets, and other reproducible materials are featured.

23x16cm  220 pages  $52.95  

Beyond the Blues

A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression
Instant Help Series

Lisa Schab

An invaluable tool in providing a comprehensive approach to treating depressed teens. The 40 illustrated activities include helping teens be more assertive, finding ways to make friends, handling conflicts, and of course, dealing with sad and difficult feelings. Here are simple, effective solutions to
- Help Teens Deal with Sad and Difficult Feelings
- Be More Assertive
- Find New Ways to Make Friends.

25x20cm  184 pages  $31.95  

Can I tell you about Depression?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin

Meet Julie – a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.
This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression – a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.

22x15cm  48 pages  $19.95  

Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression

A Step-by Step Program 2nd ed

Willliam Knaus

CBT is the most widely used treatment for depression, because it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this book delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back
Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you'll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for overcoming it. Once you have your depression symptoms under control, you will appreciate the additional information on preventing relapse that is special to this new edition. This workbook also includes 25 bonus tips from depression experts that can jump-start your recovery. Recommended by therapists, this workbook will help you bounce back from depression, one solid step at a time.

25x20cm  317 pages  $49.95  

Cognitive Therapy for Chronic and Persistent Depression

Richard Moore & Anne Garland

Presents a cognitive model of persistent depression that places particular importance on the role of thinking styles, underlying beliefs, subtle forms of avoidance and environmental factors. For the practitioner, this book offers guidance on how to address particular issues that commonly arise at each stage of therapy, such as: the patient is reluctant to engage in therapy the patient's negative thinking does not respond to standard therapeutic techniques the patient's negative beliefs have much basis in their experience the therapist becomes demoralised by the apparent lack of progress in therapy.Through extensive clinical material, this book demonstrates how entrenched negative thinking patterns and ongoing avoidance can be addressed to achieve significant change in many people's lives.

24x16cm  434 pages  $78.95  

Colour Thief

A Family's Story of Depression

Andrew Peters, Polly Peters, Karen Littlewood, illus

A simple, heart-warming tale which helps to open up the conversations around depression and to support young children whose families have been affected. We follow a young boy who loves spending time with his dad, doing fun things together. When his father becomes sad and distant, he doesn't understand and believes he has done something to make his dad so, despite being told otherwise. Time passes and his father begins to get happier again and they have fun together like before. Narrated from the child's perspective and illustrated with beautiful pictures

27x25cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Complete Depression Treatment & Homework Planner

Arthur E Jongsma, Jr. ed

Utilizing the methodology of the bestselling PracticePlanners® series, The Complete Depression Treatment and Homework Planner provides an all-in-one resource for treating clinical depression—saving time and paperwork while allowing you the freedom to develop established and proven treatment plans for adults, children, adolescents, and other subgroups and populations. Includes a wide range of behavioral definition statements describing client symptoms as well as over 25 customizable homework and activity assignments to be used during treatment Provides long-term goals, short-term objectives, and recommended interventions, as well as DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic suggestions associated with each presenting problem Ready-to-copy exercises cover the most common issues encountered by a wide range of client groups suffering from depression A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by patient type, such as employee, spouse, adolescent, addicted adult, acute inpatient, and more Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Includes access to ancillary Web site with downloadable resources, including sample treatment plans and customizable homework exercises

28x21cm  304 pages  $79.95  

Coping with Depression in Young People

A Guide for Parents

Carol Fitzpatrick & John Sharry

Depressive disorders can produce dramatic and frightening changes in young peoples’ behaviour, but while parents may suspect something is wrong, they are often at a loss to know what. This book shows parents how to tell the difference between the ordinary ups and downs and true depression, helping them better understand clinical warning signs and the various approaches to treatment. Dealing sensitively with how depression sometimes manifests itself— self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide attempts— the book offers parents practical guidance on how they can reach out to their children and find professional assistance.

13x23cm  144 pages  $39.95  

Depression for Dummies

Laura L Smith & Charles H Elliott

Because this book satisfies the need for a straight-talking, no-nonsense resource on depression. The only agenda of "Depression For Dummies" is to present you with the facts on depression and explain the options for dealing with it. Rest assured, this is no infomercial in a yellow and black cover.

19x24cm  362 pages  $34.95  

Depression in Adolescent Girls

Science and Prevention

Timothy Strauman, Philip costanzo, Judy Garber

Compared to boys, adolescent girls face an increased risk of depression and repeated recurrences throughout adulthood. This unique volume presents a comprehensive multidisciplinary framework for understanding how girls become vulnerable to mood disorders and how that vulnerability might be reduced.

23x15cm  353 pages  $58.95  

Depression Is the Pits, But I'm Getting Better

A Guide for Adolescents

E. Jane Garland

• How do I know if I'm depressed?
• I feel sick. How can this be in my mind?
• How do I get out of the pits?
• What do I do when I feel like giving up?
• Is this a phase I'll get over?
Clinical depression can strike at any age. When it happens during adolescence—a confusing time under the best of circumstances—it can be especially baffling and heart-wrenching for both the young person and his or her parents. And to make matters worse, sometimes finding the right help can be difficult. This book, written especially for teens, is packed with the practical information and the reassurance necessary for coping with—and beating—the "pits."

24x15cm  90 pages  $25.95  

Depression Solutions Workbook

A Strengths & Skills-Based Approach

Jacqueline Corcoran

Using solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing, this workbook will help motivate you to combat the negative beliefs you have about yourself and end the self-destructive behaviors that sink you further into depression. This potent three-part approach will help you learn to identify your strengths, encourage you to take action, and teach you new coping skills. Once you're able to harness these new skills and enhance your existing strengths, you'll have the tools you need to make a positive and lasting change.
Build Strengths - Create a personal set of depression solutions based on your hidden resources and strengths.
Build Motivation - Find out how depression and other negative behaviors are hurting you and take a closer look at the benefits of overcoming them.
Build Skills - Dissolve negative thoughts and feelings, improve your relationships, and recognize your depression triggers.

25x20cm  256 pages  $38.00  

Depression Workbook

A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression.


Matthew McKay presents a detailed overview of the history, causes, and treatment of mood disorders. Copeland expands on particular treatment strategies in greater detail, with provision for your responses which build to make a program for change. A very practical workbook with step-by-step self help guidance.

28x22cm  305 pages  $40.00  

Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive

Jacqueline Toner and Claire Freeland

If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right? Inside you'll read about what depression is, how it can derail you, and effective ways to take care of yourself if you are depressed.
Full of useful information, helpful self-reflection quizzes, easy-to-do exercises, and based firmly on cognitive-behavioral principles, this book will provide you with a concrete plan that could make huge difference in your health and well-being - a difference that lasts.

23x15cm  208 pages  $35.00  

Depression: the way out of your prison

The Way Out of Your Prison

Dorothy Rowe

Dorothy Rowe uses humour and stories from real life to illustrate both what defines depression and how it can be defeated through a true understanding of its causes. Depression and its allied problems are seen as the root causes of rising suicide rates, marriage break-ups, family breakdowns, misuse of drugs and many of the psychological problems that beset the modem world. Written in a reader-friendly manner, when you read ityou really hear Dorothy talking - and what a lot she has to say! Helping us to understand what is important in our lives, why we act and feel the way we do, guiding us to the point where we can accept and love ourselves for who we really are, Dr Rowe sees depression as a defence, as a place to where people retreat to. She shows that depression is not an illness or mental disorder, but a defence against pain and fear which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that life is not what we thought it was. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life Depression: The Way Out Of Your Prison is a proven self help guide as well as an invaluable source book that enables professional helpers to enter the world of the depressed person. Its clear account of the feelings and thought processes of those suffering from depression will enable them to lead more people out of their prisonsfor ever.


Helping Your Depressed Child

Martha Underwood Barnard

Based on the author's extensive studies, Helping Your Depressed Child empowers parents by explaining how to recognize their child's depressive disorder. The book advocates a home wellness program and features a series of steps parents can take to help their child through depression. These steps include finding an appropriate therapy, getting professional help, and understanding pharmacological treatments. Also included is detailed information on techniques like deep breathing, visualizations, and affirmations. With an estimated 2.5 to 4 million children under 18 affected by depressive disorders, this book offers the comprehensive, in-depth help that parents need.

23x16cm  208 pages  $32.00  

I Had A Black Dog

His Name Was Depression

Matthew Johnstone

A moving and ultimately uplifting insight into what it is to live with Black Dog as a companion and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. Stunningly illustrated this totally inspiring book is a brilliant expose of depression. The New Zealand born author now resides in Australia.

17x21cm  $16.95  

If Your Adolescent has Depression or Bipolar Disorder

An Essential resource for parents

Dwight L Evans & Linda Wasmer Andrews

The most up-to-date information on: warning signs to watch out for, getting a diagnosis, the latest treatments, coping at home and school, prevention strategies, plus advice for parents themselves.

21x14cm  197 pages  $20.95  

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

Laura Mufson, Kristen Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreau, Myrna Weissman

Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). IPT-A is an evidence-based brief intervention designed to meet the specific developmental needs of teenagers. Clinicians learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression, work with associated relationship difficulties, and help clients manage their symptoms while developing more effective communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

23x15cm  315 pages  $63.95  

Is He Depressed or What?

What to Do When the Man You Love Is Irritable, Moody, and Withdrawn

David Wexler

Offers the partners of depressed men tools to help them support the man they love while still working to meet their own needs--socially, emotionally, and physically--within the relationship.

23x15cm  190 pages  $29.95  

Living With A Black Dog

Matthew and Ainsley Johntone

This must-have guide for partners, family, friends and colleagues of depression sufferers, includes practical advice about recognising the symptoms of depression in a loved one, living with a depressed person, and helping them to tame their Black Dog.

18x22cm  $19.95  

Making Mummy Better

A Child’s experience of postnatal depression.

Denise Scott

When the mother of a family is anxious and depressed everyone in the family is affected. Knowing how to explain the sutuatio to children and to the current baby later in its life is a considerable dilemma. Picture story books often create opportunities for conversations, especially about more difficult issues. This story is about changes in Sally's family. Her Mum is different after Ben is born, and Sally is worried that she is responsible.

23x28cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Mindful Way Through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness with CD (Audio)

Mark Williams

This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of chronic unhappiness and demonstrates powerful ways to strengthen resilience in the face of lifes misfortunes. Includes a CD of guided meditations.

22x15cm  272 pages  $39.95  

Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression 2nd ed

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living

Kirk D Strosahl & Patricia J Robinson

A step-by-step program to help you understand depression in a completely new way, recognize the depression traps in your life, use acceptance to move through painful life situations, develop a mindful, values-oriented lifestyle, and commit to acting in ways that promote vitality, purpose & meaning.

26x20cm  305 pages  $49.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Depression

A Workbook for Improving Your Mood
Instant Help Series

Mitch Abblett, Christopher Willard

If you’re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it’s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn’t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.
With this powerful workbook, you’ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You’ll also discover tons of activities and exercises—such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more—to help you care for your body as well as your mind.
Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it’s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals—one step at a time.

25x20cm  144 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness Toolbox

50 Practical Mindfulness Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Pain

Donald Altman

An authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts-such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client's strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain-this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

28x22cm  203 pages  $60.00  

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression 2ed

Zindel V Segal, J Mark G Williams, John D Teasdale

This bestselling work has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT), 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. Book purchasers get access to a companion Web page featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), for use by clinicians and clients, plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print.

23x15cm  471 pages  $66.00  

Postnatal Depression

A Practical guide for Australian families.


Postnatal depression (PND) affects at least one in ten new mothers and their families. This book discusses signs and symptoms of PND, professional help and how to get it, how a woman can help herself, and how her partner, other family-members, and friends can help, as well as the affect on the woman's partner and how he might best help himself. The book provides sound answers to many frequently asked questions in a warm and optimistic way. There is very little published on PND that is intended for those who experience and live with it. This book, by an Australian author who has personal experience of PND, is a significant and practical contribution.

15x23cm  137 pages  $21.95  

Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression

Paul Gilbert

The Third Edition of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression is a popular and practical guide to working with people suffering from depression. As well as describing the skills and techniques used by practitioners, the book explores the features and complexities of depressed states including: General negativity Sense of failure and abandonment Feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt The book examines the essential stages of the therapeutic process from conceptualization and formulation through to a wide variety of interventions for different types of difficulty. The Third Edition??has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship

23x17cm  402 pages  $71.00  

Raising a Moody Child

How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Mary A Fristad, Jill Goldbert-Arnold

Every day can be an ordeal for families struggling with the difficult, moody, "impossible" behavior that may point to childhood depression or bipolar disorder. Effective help for kids does exist, but it often requires a customized combination of medication, therapy, coping skills, and support. From esteemed child treatment experts Dr. Mary Fristad and Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this indispensable book describes how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders--and the family as a whole--improve the quality of their lives. Explained are why symptoms look so different (and can be so much harder to manage) in children and teens than in adults, how to find the right doctor or therapist, and how to help kids develop their own "coping toolkits." Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers everything from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress.

22x16cm  260 pages  $28.95  

Recovering from Depression

A Workbook for Teens

Mary Ellen Copeland & Copans

With suicide as the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24*, education professionals and guidance counselors must understand--and know how to address--adolescent depression. This innovative workbook provides them with the guidance they need. Counselors can use it in their work with teens, who can use the surveys, checklists, fill-in-the-blanks, and activities to recognize depression in themselves, learn what they can do to feel better, and build a safety plan to stay well. The book also gives any professional who works with teens valuable information on the symptoms, causes, treatments, and effects of depression. Recovering from depression is possible--and this interactive workbook guides both teens and the people who support them. Includes tips and activities on - dealing with suicidal feelings - changing negative thought patterns to positive ones - reaching out to friends and supporters - avoiding substance abuse - avoiding "triggers" of depression.

18x26cm  186 pages  $55.95  

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

A Guide for Doctors, Complementary Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

Damien Ridge

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach explores patients' stories of depression, recovery and useful treatments. Drawing on new and original research, Damien Ridge examines the therapeutic value of engaging with a patient's personal story, or 'narrative' to capture the experience of depression and options for recovery. By taking a person-centered approach, the professional can assist the patient in choosing more helpful narratives, and enable them to become more expert in available treatment options. In this way, patients can gain greater insights into depression, self-management and long-term recovery. In addition, the author investigates just how effective 'recovery tools' such as talking therapies, yoga and complementary therapies, as well as conventional medical approaches are in aiding recovery from depression

23x15cm  208 pages  $48.95  

Red Tree

Shaun Tan

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to ...
This stunningly illustrated, multi-award winning book opens a window to our inexplicable emotions and tells a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration.
A great way to begin discussions about emotions and feeling disillusioned and downcast.

31x24cm  32 pages  $18.00  

Taming the Black Dog

A Guide to overcoming depression

Bev Aisbett

Don t want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light at the end of the tunnel is fading? You may be suffering from depression, a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog. Taming the Black Dog is a simple guide to managing depression, which an estimated 1 in 5 people will suffer in one form or another at some time in their lives. This small illustrated tip book contains factual information as well as treatment options. Modelled on Bev Aisbett s successful Living with IT, Taming the Black Dog has a unique blend of wit and information and is an invaluable guide for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of the blues .

13x20cm  115 pages  $19.95  

Too Blue

A book about depression.

Neil Phillips

Everyone gets the blues, but some people get too blue. The World Health Organisation says that depression will be one of the major causes of death and suffering in the twenty first century. Depression is common, troublesome, painful and dangerous. It is frequently overlooked and often mistaken for mere blues and blahs. Written for adults but also useful to teenagers, Too Blue, will take you on a journey into the world of depression. Through words and cartoons this book vividly illustrates and explains depression and other mood disorders. The simple text and many drawings bring the symptoms of depression and the havoc of mania into clear focus. Treatments are described and explained in a balanced way. A special section is provided for those who want to know something about the underlying workings of the brain and how they relate to depression. Too Blue is an encouraging book which tackles tough topics like suicide in a clear and helpful way. It is a book which will prove useful to those who suffer from depression and for other people too. After all, just about everybody, sooner or later, is involved with someone who is seriously depressed. The author and illustrator of Too Blue is a psychiatrist who shares with the reader knowledge and optimism acquired through decades of helping depressed people battle their painful illness.

21x30cm  50 pages  $17.00  

Treating Depression with Hypnosis

Michael Yapko

This book focuses on the structuring and delivering of hypnotic interventions for major depression, with a substantial use of concepts and techniques from cognitive-behavioral and strategic approaches as a foundation. Current research on depression is used in this book to emphasize the still-growing knowledge of depression. Hypnosis has shown itself to be effective in not only reducing symptoms, but in teaching the skills (such as rationale thinking, effective problem-solving and coping strategies, and positive relationship skills) that can even prevent recurrences. Mental health professionals will find the detailed examples of hypnotic strategies invaluable to their own practice and application of hypnosis in the treatment of depression.


Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults

Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

David Springer, Allen Rubin, Christopher Beevers

Mental health practitioners are increasingly forced to use evidence-based practices by third-party providers. However, studies have shown practitioners rarely use evidence-based practices because of difficulties obtaining training and expertise. This volume in the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series provides clinicians with a beginning level of understanding in evidence-based practice for depression in a manner that fits clinician time constraints. Forgoing the typical academic approach for a more user-friendly "how-to" and "what-now" style, the book is an easy-to-use and essential resource for practitioners and students-in-training.

27x22cm  289 pages  $67.95  

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Robert L Leahy & Stephen J Holland

Includes CD-Rom
This one-of-a-kind resource provides the busy practitioner with empirically supported treatments for seven frequently encountered disorders: major depression, generalized anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, PTSD, social phobia, specific phobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Serving as ready-to-use treatment packages, chapters describe basic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and how to tailor them to each disorder. Also featured are diagnostic decision trees; therapist forms for assessment and record keeping; client handouts and homework sheets; and session-by-session case examples. Tips for troubleshooting common therapeutic roadblocks are presented, as are strategies for ensuring third-party payment authorization. The searchable CD-ROM enables clinicians to rapidly generate individualized treatment plans, print extra copies of therapist and client forms, find the facts about commonly prescribed medications, and learn more about cognitive-behavioral techniques.

22x28cm  332 pages  $106.00  

Why Are You So Sad?

A child’s book about parental depression

Beth Andrews

This interactive book explains depression and its treatment in kid terms, reassuring children that their parents can get better. It explores the many feelings children usually have and helps express and understnd them. Provides practical tips for coping with a parent's depression, showing how children can feel better to. Comprehensive and authoritative notes to parents by clinical psychologists and social workers.

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95