Overcoming Mood Swings
A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
By Jan Scott
A complete self-help programme for preventing excessive highs and lows
'This is an excellent self-help book. It is clear, user-friendly, encouraging and non-condescending. I would recommend my patients to read this book.' British Journal of Clinical Psychology
Most people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania.
This book is a self-help manual for those who have experienced mood swings and gives background information on depression and mania. The author uses tried and tested practical techniques that will help people identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state.
Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets.
Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.
Jan Scott is an internationally renowned expert in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists, and a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation. She is currently head of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Glasgow.
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28 Jan 2010
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This is an excellent self-help book. It is clear, user-friendly, encouraging and non-condescending. I would recommend my patients to read this book. — Dominic Lam, Institute of Psychiatry, London, British Journal of Clinical Psychology