Depression and low mood affect a significant portion of the general public. Sadly, those with depression often experience other problems such as low self-esteem, relationship problems and sleeping problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an extremely effective treatment for depression and low mood and is used widely in the NHS. The companion book to the popular Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety, this practical self-help book contains essential information about the nature of depression and covers a range of topics including insomnia, relationships, bipolar disorder and postnatal depression. It also provides information on some of the latest treatments such as Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation and Compassion-Focused Therapy. The chapters on individual techniques or problem areas are written by the leading experts in that field.
Includes individual chapters on: Low self-esteem by Melanie Fennell Insomnia and sleep problems by Colin Espie Rumination by Ed Watkins Relationship problems by Donald Baucom Bipolar Disorder by Warren Mansell Depression in the elderly - Ken Laidlaw Postnatal Depression - Peter Cooper & Lynne Murray Depression and ill health - Stirling Moorey Behavioural Activation by David Richards Compassion - Paul Gilbert Mindfulness - Willem Kuyken & Halley Cohen Imagery - Ann Hackmann & Jon Wheatley
A comprehensive self-help guide for people with depression and low mood that also gives invaluable advice for families and other supporters
Lee Brosan is the author of Overcoming Stress, many titles in the Introduction to Coping With. series and co-author of The CBT Handbook for Anxiety. She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust and Trust Lead for the Development of Psychological Therapies. She is also Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. David Westbrook, who sadly died in April 2013, was the founder and director of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre at Warneford Hospital. He was co-editor of The Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy and co-author of An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications.