Does your life feel like a quiet despair, a downward spiral with no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you feel lonely, blasé, and unenthusiastic about life? If so, you are definitely not alone.
In the past few years, depression rates have skyrocketed, and research suggests that one in four Americans will suffer from depression at some point in their lives.
Depression isn't what happens when your team loses a game of football or when a pickpocket steals your brand new iPhone. It is not an ephemeral change in emotions or an indication of weakness either. Depression is a long-lasting low mood that interferes with day-to-day life to the point where it becomes an unbearable burden.
Major depressive disorder is a serious condition that, over time, damages the brain and the body. Unfortunately, many people still confuse this condition with mere feelings of sadness, and the advice that we hear so often ("suck it up" or "just snap out of it") stems directly from this misunderstanding.
Depression is classified as serious mental condition that requires medical attention, and antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed treatment to address the symptoms of depression. However, in recent years, antidepressants have raised a multitude of concerns, due to their wide range of side effects, including suicide, sleep disturbances, weight gain, increased relapse rates, and loss of sexual desire, just to name a few.
In light of this, many doctors and patients are now looking to alternative solutions for treating depression. Dr Mark Hyman, eight-time number-one New York Times best-selling author, openly says in an article published on The work. As a physician, this is frightening to me."
The purpose of this book is not to make a case against antidepressants, but rather to provide alternative solutions for overcoming depression without having to resort to prescription drugs and enduring their potentially dangerous side effects.
With the 11-step program to beat depression for life, you will embark on a journey that will take you back to the state of peace, joy, and happiness you were born to inhabit.
This book will take you by the hand and show you step-by-step how you can re-engineer your life to overcome depression.
Short & easy to listen with great advice's on how to overcome depression! I like the way it takes you step by step through the process.
This is exactly what I needed. It's a quick read and keeps your attention throughout the whole book. I'm using this as fuel to add to the fire that burns within to live a happy life.
Straightforward and simple advice for practical steps to take. Really helpful to have step by step guide.
Main criticism is the unequivocal promotion of eating fish for omega 3s (rather than focusing on other sources, although these are mentioned briefly) when there is a lot of evidence of the negative consequences of eating fish (look up nutritionfacts.org or Dr Michael Greger's for info).
I think it would be helpful for this book to provide references and where to go for more information about the impact of using medication to treat depression, rather than just making assertions.