Beating the Blues

ebook New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia and Chronic Mild Depression

By Michael E. Thase

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Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often don't seek help. They think, "that's just the way I am. There's really not much I can do about it." As Dr. Michael Thase and science writer Susan S. Lang reveal in this wonderful new book, the good news is they can do something about it.Persistent mild depression, which afflicts up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. Thase and Lang show how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help us to recognize negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. They reveal that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the mosteffective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85% of patients experiencing full relief...

Beating the Blues