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Best Depression Books That You Need

Our list of some of the best Depression books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Overcoming Depression – Get Happy Again: The Self-Help Workbook for Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks (2019)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedOvercoming Depression – Get Happy Again The Self-Help Workbook for Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks Is depression impacting your existence? Do you spend endless days trying to get through the simple things or occurrences in life? Does your life seem out of control? Are you anxious in certain situations? Do you experience panic attacks without warning? Are you fed up with depression? Are you tired of spending endless days trying to cope with the simple things or occurrences in life? Are you eager to resume the life you love? Are you eager to…
Author(s): Matthew Jack Parker

2. The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs (2010)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedIn the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they…
Author(s): Stephen S. Ilardi

3. Depression & Other Magic Tricks (Button Poetry) (2017)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedDepression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Andrea Gibson, author of Take Me With You writes “I read this book on a day I couldn’t get out of bed and it made me feel like I had a friend in…
Author(s): Sabrina Benaim

4. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (2008)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedThe good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for…
Author(s): David D. Burns

5. The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time (2015)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedDepression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and…
Author(s): Korb PhD, Alex, Siegel MD, Daniel J.

6. The No-Bullshit Guide to Depression (2016)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedFunny, insightful, and relentlessly honest, The No-Bullshit Guide to Depression sets down the stigma and talks through every aspect of living with depression and building a life you love.Broken down into bite-sized chapters, this book is packed full with everything you need to know about depression, and 60+ research-backed tools to take it on.  The book doesn't shy away from anything. It covers day-to-day truths like how food, sleep, and sex get weird and practical insights like how to handle all the people in your life.   It delves openly into the deep…
Author(s): Steven Skoczen

7. The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach (2018)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedDefeat depression in 10-steps with CBT-focused exercises from the Depression Relief Workbook.CBT therapy is an effective, evidence-based method to take control of your depression. In the Depression Relief Workbook, Dr. Simon Rego, a professor and expert in CBT therapy with over 20 years of experience treating depression, teams up with mental health advocate and CEO of Stigma Fighters, Sarah Fader, to break CBT therapy down into an easy-to-follow personalized program to help you heal from depression. Offering guidance and support, the Depression Relief Workbook gives you a practical and…
Author(s): Rego PsyD, Simon, Sarah Fader

8. Rainbows, the coolest book about beating depression (2017)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedThis is the black chapter, the first in the collection, of Rainbows, the coolest, funnest book series about fighting depression Rainbows is a vibrant, visual tour of over 100 mood turnaround tips you won’t find anywhere else. This is a let’s–repaint–everything look at managing depression, stress and anxiety, full of ideas you haven’t yet considered. I won’t recommend something that I myself haven’t tried and also I’ll jazz this up with great contributions from today’s talented writers, artists and designers plus oddball activities and music playlists and secret codes and downloads and more. This…
Author(s): Buddy Valentine

9. The Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook: 65 Exercises, Worksheets & Tips to Improve Mood and Feel Better (2018)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedIt’s hard to fight back against anxiety, worry and depression … and it’s even harder to face and overcome those fears by yourself.That’s why anxiety expert Jennifer Abel, PhD, has compiled that will help you tame anxiety, worry and depression. Backed with science and over 25 years of clinical experience, this easy-to-use guide is full of and for you to start changing your habits, and start changing your life.Proven Strategies for: – Worry (it causes anxiety and depression) – General anxiety disorder – Depression – Perfectionism – Procrastination – Superstitious thinking – Hypochondriasis – Catastrophic thinking – Saying no…
Author(s): Jennifer L Abel

10. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD) (2007)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedIf you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy,…
Author(s): Mark Williams, John Teasdale, et al.

11. Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You (2010)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedLike heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O’Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits. Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy…
Author(s): Richard O’Connor

12. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry (2018)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedIn his new book, the author of the bestselling Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Days delivers 10 easy, yet essential strategies for applying CBT to everyday issues with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple.Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling…
Author(s): Gillihan Ph.D, Seth J.

13. The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2012)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedCognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used treatment for depression for one simple reason: it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back. Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you’ll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for…
Author(s): Knaus EdD, William J., Ellis PhD, Albert

14. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (2015)

 Best Depression Books That You NeedAndrew Solomon’s National Book Award-winning, bestselling, and transformative masterpiece on depression—“the book for a generation, elegantly written, meticulously researched, empathetic, and enlightening” (Time)—now with a major new chapter covering recently introduced and novel treatments, suicide and anti-depressants, pregnancy and depression, and much more.The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug…
Author(s): Andrew Solomon

Best Depression Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some depression books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Healing Depression for Life Workbook: The 12-Week Journey to Lifelong Wellness

Author(s): Gregory L. Jantz
ID: 2395252, Publisher: Tyndale Momentum, Year: 6 Aug 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Healing Depression for Life: The Personalized Approach that Offers New Hope for Lasting Relief

Author(s): Gregory L. Jantz
ID: 2395255, Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Year: 6 Aug 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Search for the Perfect Protein: The Key to Solving Weight Loss, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, and Osteoporosis

Author(s): Dr. David Minkoff
ID: 2391304, Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing, Year: 28 May 2019, Size: 31 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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