What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide

What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed

A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide

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ISBN10: 0805082778 ISBN13: 9780805082777 Contributors: Golant, Mitch Publisher: Henry Holt & Co Published: Aug 7 2007 Pages: 243 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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A clinical psychologist and expert on depression updates the book that has helped thousands with its combination of professional advice and comfort

There are few circumstances in life as hard and at the same time as important as being a friend to a person who is suffering from depression. What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed offers guidance to the friends and family of a depressed person on how to keep one's own spirits up and at the same time do what is best to help a loved one get through a difficult time. Among the many subjects addressed are
- the warning signs of serious illness
- how to maintain intimacy and communication
- the most successful forms of treatment
- what to do when someone threatens suicide
This updated edition addresses readers' questions and provides new and expanded information on
- how to choose the right psychiatrist
- the role and limits of medication
- resistant depression
- the link between depression and chronic illness
- specific challenging situations and advice on handling them

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