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Author Smith, Gwendoline, author.

Title The book of feeling blue : understand & manage depression / Gwendoline Smith
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2023
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Contents Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- PART ONE -- CHAPTER ONE: Feeling blue -- CHAPTER TWO: Beyond the blues -- CHAPTER THREE: How to tell the difference between the blues and depression -- CHAPTER FOUR: Images of psychiatry -- CHAPTER FIVE: To be medicated or not to be medicated? -- CHAPTER SIX: Whose couch is it anyway -- which therapy is for me? -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Natural therapies -- looking back to Mother Nature -- CHAPTER EIGHT: Depression -- what's God got to do with it? -- PART TWO -- CHAPTER NINE: The baby blues and beyond
CHAPTER TEN: Teenage depression -- more than just a phase -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Gender, sexuality and depression -- CHAPTER TWELVE: 'Why wouldn't I be depressed?' -- depression in children -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Depression and older people -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Depression -- a family affair -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN: You've got a friend -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Summary "Bestselling author of The Book of Overthinking Gwendoline Smith explains what's going on when you're feeling down and offers advice on how best to cope. How do you know if you're just feeling a bit sad or if you are depressed? What level of sadness is 'normal'? How do you work out what's going on when you feel down? What kinds of treatment are available? How do you help a family member or friend who is depressed? Psychologist Gwendoline Smith answers these questions and many more. She specifically addresses postnatal blues and depression; depression in children, teens and older people; and depression in relation to gender and sexuality. She covers the full range of treatment options, from psychiatry through to natural therapies. With her characteristic humorous approach, examples and anecdotes, Gwendoline offers powerful strategies for addressing these issues. In Gwendoline's words: 'Depression knows no bounds. It is oblivious to gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation. Just try to understand and be kind.'"--Publisher
Subject Depression, Mental -- Popular works.
Depression, Mental -- Treatment.
Depression, Mental -- Treatment.
Depression, Mental.
Genre/Form Nonfiction
Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1761064975