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Best Books on Depression

Recommendations from 26 articles, Chloe Grace Moretz, B.J. Novak, David Allen and 20 others.
Best Books on Depression
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Feeling Good
The New Mood Therapy
David D. Burns - 1999-04-06 (first published in 1980)
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The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on...
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The Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Solomon - 2015-05-19 (first published in 2000)
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Sometimes, the legacy of depression includes a wisdom beyond one's years, a depth of passion unexperienced by those who haven't traveled to hell and back. Off the charts in its enlightening, comprehensive analysis of this pervasive yet misunderstood condition, The Noonday Demon forges a long, brambly path through the subject of depression--exposing...
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Lost Connections
Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope
Johann Hari - 2019-12-03 (first published in 2018)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a startling challenge to our thinking about depression and anxiety.Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was toldlike his entire gen...
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Reasons to Stay Alive
Matt Haig - 2016-02-23 (first published in 2015)
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Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live."Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day b...
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The Depression Cure
The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
Stephen S. Ilardi - 2010-06-01
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Based on the highly effective, proven Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program: a practical plan for natural ways to treat depression -- without medicationIn the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds li...
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The Upward Spiral
Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
Alex Korb - 2015-03-01
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Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you down into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. Based in the latest research in neuroscience, this audiobook offers dozens of little things you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.Depression doesn't happen all at once. It star...
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The Mindful Way Through Depression
Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)
Mark Williams - 2007-06-02
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The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned cognitive therapy and mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to help you break the mental habits that can lead to despair. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the...
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The Antidote
Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Oliver Burkeman - 2013-11-05 (first published in 2012)
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Success through failure, calm through embracing anxiety—a totally original approach to self-helpSelf-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as j...
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How to Be Happy
A Creative Workbook
Lee Crutchley - 2015-05-05
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Author and illustrator Lee Crutchley brings his lively interactive approach to a little-discussed but very common issue: the struggle with depression and anxiety. Through a series of supportive, surprising, and engaging prompts, HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) helps readers see things in a new light, and rediscover simple pleasures and every...
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Darkness Visible
A Memoir of Madness
William Styron - 1992-01-08 (first published in 1990)
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A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery....
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Undoing Depression
Richard O'Connor - 1997-04-01
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Feeling Great by David D. Burns
Shoot the Damn Dog by Sally Brampton
Depression-Free, Naturally by Joan Mathews Larson
This Close to Happy by Daphne Merkin
Spark by John J. Ratey
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple by Seth J. Gillihan
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Learned Optimism by Martin E. P. Seligman
This Is Depression by Diane McIntosh
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Black Pain by Terrie M. Williams
Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford
Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts by Sally M. Winston
Stand Up to Depression by Kathi Fairbend
Happy, Okay? by M. J. Fievre
Mind Easing by Bick Wanck
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression by William J. Knaus Edd
Learned Hopefulness by Dan Tomasulo
The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong
Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney
The Self Confidence Workbook by Barbara Markway
101 Ways to Be Less Stressed by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Unlearning Anxiety & Depression by Joseph J. Luciani PhD
Your Happiness Toolkit by Carrie M. Wrigley Lcsw
Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger
Everything Begins with Asking for Help by Kevin Braddock
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Unholy Ghost by Nell Casey