“A warm and compassionate insight into depression for those affected by this condition, their families, GPs and mental health professionals” — Professor Catherine Harmer, University of Oxford
“For those dealing with the pain of depression, Dr Harry Barry offers a simple step – by – step guide for a sure path to recovery” — The Irish Times
Despite being so prevalent in our lives and communities, there is still lingering reluctance to talk about depression and its effects. Countless numbers suffer from bouts of significant depression during their lives, yet this condition remains a mystery to many. In previous books Dr Barry explored the neuroscientific basis of this condition and the various treatment options.
In Depression: A practical guide he explores common false perceptions about depression and its management and shares some modern insights into the condition. He then reveals a simple, four – step, programme as to how best to deal with a bout of depression, from beginning the journey, how to feel better, how to get better and how to stay well. He uses a holistic approach involving lifestyle changes, drug therapy, talk therapy (particularly CBT) and mindfulness. His aim is to destigmatize and normalize this condition and its management, and to provide families with a deeper understanding of the struggle their loved ones may be undergoing.
Depression: A practical guide is based on a deep understanding of the neuroscientific basis of depression combined with decades of treating patients as a GP, assisting many undergoing such bouts towards a full recovery.