Depression is a chronic recurring illness,
one that affects twenty percent of the American population.
- Research confirms that the
majority of people suffering from depression do not respond quickly
to standard prescribed treatments, whether theraputic or pharmacological
in nature. In fact many existing treatments for depression actually
exacerbate the disease. In this provacative book, Richard O'connor
that people with depression need a different approach to treatment
than any available today.
- The book describes what it
is like to live with depression, the effects, the stigma, the
difficulty in getting treatment -- and then introduces the "common
sense" model of depression. This model emphasizes the muliple
biopsychosocial systems involved in the illness.
- Throughout this practical
yet person book, the author shares his own experiences in battling
by Richard O'Connor, PhD