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Getting Your Life Back

Getting Your Life Back

The Complete Guide to Recovery from Depression

In this powerful new self-help program, Wright and Basco show you how to blend the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well.
The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Five Keys to Recovery in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all five keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription antidepressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment.
Conversational and filled with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that maximizes each person's strengths and potential.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743200509 | 
  • April 2002
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Chapter 1: Getting Started

When you've been feeling down for a while, it's easy to get discouraged. You can begin to doubt that life will ever get easier, that the pain will cease, that the frustration will ever stop. You might think that if you can only figure out how you got this way, you could shake loose from it. So you blame it on your job, your spouse, your weight, your mother, or yourself; but those conclusions don't make you feel any better. In this book you will find answers to your questions about what makes you depressed and keeps you down, as well as specific instructions for how to find your way out of it. The fact that you... see more

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