Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition
A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
By Paul Gilbert
New revised edition of the bestselling CBT self-help guide.
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.
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Break free from the hell of depression
If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.
This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.
PAUL GILBERT is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Derby and, until his retirement from the NHS in 2016, was consultant clinical psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 40 years with a special focus on the roles of mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which compassion focused therapy was developed. He has written and edited many books on psychology, therapy, and compassion. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health.
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01 May 2009
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Highly recommended. — The Sunday Times
It's an excellent guide to finding the way out of the misery for those affected, their friends and family. — My Weekly
This is a book that is highly accessible to the intelligent layperson, very readable and extraordinarily useful. — Robert L. Leahy, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
I strongly recommend this book as a workbook to accompany therapy or as a first choice for bibliotherapy for depressed patients. — Ed Watkins, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
A comprehensive approach — Counselling at Work