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Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem? (Almost Effect)

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We all experience unhappiness—but for some of us, sadness, stress, and negative thoughts can become a regular part of our lives, no matter how well things may be going. There is a place between ordinary sadness and diagnosed clinical depression called “almost depression.”

Through engaging case studies told with professional insight, Jefferson Prince, MD, and Shelley Carson, PhD, outline the symptoms of depression, the role that stress plays, and many of the physical conditions that can mimic depression. Then, drawing from the latest clinical research, they offer step-by-step guidance for making positive changes to help alleviate and reverse “almost depression.” Through this informative book, you will

assess whether your or a loved ones unhappiness is a problem

gain insight on how to intervene with a struggling loved one

discover proven strategies to change unhealthy feelings of sadness

gauge the physical, psychological, and social impact of your symptoms

determine when and how to get professional help if needed

Many pathways can lead you out of “almost depression” toward brighter days ahead. Almost Depressed will show you the way.

Synopsis:

Feeling blue and anxious are natural reactions to lifes problems and disappointments. For a number of people, however, a low “gray” feeling—often accompanied by a pervasive sense of dread or worry—marks most of their days. Most function okay at work and in their relationships, but with a feeling of just “getting by.” Many have sought help for vague physical complaints and life problems, but because they dont clearly meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression, they receive inadequate treatment or none at all.

After seeing many clients experiencing these issues, Dr. Jefferson Prince began to develop a model for assessing and treating those who are almost depressed. In this groundbreaking book, readers will learn how to

• recognize the difference between normal sadness and worry and being almost depressed;

• identify and change negative thought patterns that feed negative feelings;

• develop positive communication skills that make for more rewarding and supportive relationships;

• face the stress and challenges of everyday life with less anxiety; and

• know when professional help is needed and how to find it.

Synopsis:

It is only human to worry about problems in our lives - but for some, obsessing for weeks and months, avoiding social events and situations due to feelings of panic can become a regular part of our lives. If any of these describe you or a loved one, then you or they may be almost anxious.

Those of us who are almost anxious may never address the issue because we dont fully meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. In Almost Anxious, Luana Marques, Ph.D., describes the spectrum of almost anxiety symptoms, from normal situational anxiety on one end to a full-blown diagnosable anxiety disorder on the other. Drawing on case studies and the latest research, she gives you the tools to:

Assess whether your or a loved ones worry is a problem

Gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one

Discover proven strategies to change unhealthy feelings of distress

Gage the physical, psychological, and social impact of your anxiety symptoms

Determine when and how to get professional help when needed

About the Author

Jefferson Prince, M.D., is an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the director of Child Psychiatry for North Shore Medical Center, and a staff member at the Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the recipient of many awards including the Laughlin Fellowship.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Series Foreword: The Almost Effect

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One - The Grays: More than Just "the Blues"

Chapter 1: What is Almost Depression?

Chapter 2: Understanding the Depression Continuum

Chapter 3: Almost Depression and the Role of Stress

Chapter 4: Almost Depression…Or Something Else?

Part Two - Moving from the Grays to Bright

Taking the Behavioral Pathway

Chapter 5: Enhancing Your Mood through Movement

Chapter 6: Improving Your Mood through Meaning-Based Action

Chapter 7: Improving Your Mood through Creative Activity

Chapter 8: Improving Your Mood by Reducing Stress

Taking the Psychological Pathway

Chapter 9: Challenging and Reframing Your Depressive Thoughts

Chapter 10: Improving Your Mood by Applying Mindfulness Strategies

Chapter 11: Using Mindfulness to Diminish Shame and Foster Self-Acceptance

Taking the Social Pathway

Chapter 12: Increasing Your Social Engagement and Support

Chapter 13: Improving Your Social Skills

Taking the Biological Pathway

Chapter 14: Improving Your Sleep and Diet

Chapter 15: When You Need More: Drugs, Supplements, Light

Chapter 16: Stepping into the Light: Increasing Your Positive Emotion

Appendix A: DSM Disorders on the Depression Continuum

Appendix B: The Biology of Stress

Appendix C: Negative Thinking Patterns Associated with Depression

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616491925
Author:
Prince, Jefferson
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Author:
Carson, Shelley
Author:
Steward, Barbara
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Depression
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Almost Effect
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Feeling blue and anxious are natural reactions to lifes problems and disappointments. For a number of people, however, a low “gray” feeling—often accompanied by a pervasive sense of dread or worry—marks most of their days. Most function okay at work and in their relationships, but with a feeling of just “getting by.” Many have sought help for vague physical complaints and life problems, but because they dont clearly meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression, they receive inadequate treatment or none at all.

After seeing many clients experiencing these issues, Dr. Jefferson Prince began to develop a model for assessing and treating those who are almost depressed. In this groundbreaking book, readers will learn how to

• recognize the difference between normal sadness and worry and being almost depressed;

• identify and change negative thought patterns that feed negative feelings;

• develop positive communication skills that make for more rewarding and supportive relationships;

• face the stress and challenges of everyday life with less anxiety; and

• know when professional help is needed and how to find it.

"Synopsis" by ,
It is only human to worry about problems in our lives - but for some, obsessing for weeks and months, avoiding social events and situations due to feelings of panic can become a regular part of our lives. If any of these describe you or a loved one, then you or they may be almost anxious.

Those of us who are almost anxious may never address the issue because we dont fully meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. In Almost Anxious, Luana Marques, Ph.D., describes the spectrum of almost anxiety symptoms, from normal situational anxiety on one end to a full-blown diagnosable anxiety disorder on the other. Drawing on case studies and the latest research, she gives you the tools to:

Assess whether your or a loved ones worry is a problem

Gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one

Discover proven strategies to change unhealthy feelings of distress

Gage the physical, psychological, and social impact of your anxiety symptoms

Determine when and how to get professional help when needed

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