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Potatoes Not Prozac: A Natural Seven-Step Dietary Plan by Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.
You hate to admit it, but you can be moody and impulsive. You want to get things done, but your attention drifts. You lose energy and get tired. You crave sugar and turn to sweets and snack foods to get yourself going again. Sometimes you eat compulsively. You put on weight. You seem to have no self-discipline. You often feel depressed and overwhelmed. You may have consulted your doctor. You may have gotten counseling from your pastor or a psychotherapist. You may have been put on Prozac or one of the other antidepressants. But something is still wrong. If this description fits you, you may be sugar sensitive. Your body chemistry may respond to sugars and certain carbohydrates (such as bread, crackers, cereal and pasta) differently than other people's. I have an answer that you have been seeking for a long time. Clear and simple, the solution to sugar sensitivity makes perfect sense. As you begin to understand how your blood sugar levels and brain chemicals work and interact, you will start to appreciate the power of your own body. Instead of being driven by your body chemistry, you will begin to chart your own life. You will find a straightforward explanation for the behavior you have struggled with for so long--and a straightforward solution based on giving your body the kinds of foods it needs to keep your emotions in balance and your life in forward gear.
The Zen Path through Depression by Philip Martin
This beautiful, simple book relates the basic practice and ideas of Zen Buddhism to the process of healing depression. Extremely accessible to people with little or no Zen experience as well as to longtime students of Buddhism, The Zen Path through Depression is a compassionate and spiritual approach to healing this debilitating condition. Exploring the many issues and often difficult questions surrounding depression, author Philip Martin turns to his personal battle with this disease to show us how we, too, can heal ourselves through the Eastern practice of Zen. The Zen Path through Depression reveals a spiritual path we can travel to get through depression -- a path that not only eases the pain but mends the spirit. This groundbreaking guide reveals how to cope and rebuild our lives and even how to view the experience as an opportunity for spiritual learning and growth.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, M.D.
In clear, simple language, Feeling Good outlines a drug-free cure for anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression. The amazing, scientifically proven techniques described by eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D., will show you what you can do immediately to lift your spirits and develop a positive outlook on life.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein, M.D.
An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self.
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You by Richard O'Connor, Ph.D.
Despite therapy, medication, and support from loved ones, the major reason people with depression stay depressed is that they don't know how else to be. They know how to do depression; they are experts at it. In a futile effort to save themselves from pain, they have learned habits that feel normal and natural, like part of the self. But these emotional habits backfire; instead of reducing pain, they just perpetuate depression. This book, by a psychotherapist who has personally struggled with--and overcome--depression himself, teaches you how to unlearn the "skills of depression" and replace them with healthier, more adaptive ways of being.
Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives by Joseph Glenmullen, M.D.
Roughly 28 million Americans -- one in every ten -- have taken Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil or a similar antidepressant, yet very few patients are aware of the dangers of these drugs, nor are they aware that better, safer alternatives exist. Now Harvard Medical School's Dr. Joseph Glenmullen documents the ominous long-term side effects associated with these and other serotonin-boosting medications. Prozac Backlash provides authoritative, balanced information on the efficacy of these drugs, explaining how they react chemically in the body, when they should and should not be prescribed, and what risks they present. Equally important, the book informs readers of the many safe, effective alternatives to using such drugs.
The Thyroid Solution: A Mind-Body Program for Beating Depression and Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health by Ridha Arem, M.D.
It's sometimes called a hidden epidemic: One in ten Americans -- more than twenty million people -- has a thyroid disorder. At any given time, millions of people have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder and experience a chronic mental anguish that almost certainly arises from the very same source. This health crisis flourishes in the shadows of the medical community because many primary-care doctors still don't recognize the importance of the thyroid in mind-body health. In fact, when they do diagnose a thyroid disorder, they treat it as a simple physical problem rather than what it really is: a complex blow to the body and mind -- and increasingly common cause of clinical depression, weight gain, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol, memory loss, anxiety and other disorders. It's time to treat the source and not the symptom! The Thyroid Solution is the first mind-body approach to identifying and curing thyroid imbalances. Written by a medical pioneer and leading authority in the field of thyroid research, this groundbreaking book offers Dr. Ridha Arem's practical program for maintaining thyroid health through diet, exercise, and stress control -- and through his revolutionary medical plan, which combines two types of hormone treatments with astounding results. The Thyroid Solution now gives you and your doctor the tools you need to live a life with peace of mind...and body.
Self-Coaching: How to Heal Anxiety and Depression by Joseph J. Luciani, Ph.D.
You can feel better, starting right now! Whether you're anxious or depressed, this innovative book will teach you how to change your way of thinking and improve your life. Using the revolutionary concept of Self-coaching, you'll follow simple steps that will help you overcome the thought patterns that lead to anxiety and depression. As you achieve a positive outlook, you'll learn how to maintain balance, clarity, and spontaneity each and every day at home, at work, and in all your relationships.
Reinventing Your Life: How to Break Free from Negative Life Patterns by Jeffrey E. Young, Ph.D., and Janet S. Klosko, Ph.D.
Are you caught in a "Lifetrap"? Are you drawn into relationships with people who are cold to you, misunderstand you, or use you? Are you afraid of showing people who you really are, because they might reject you? Do you put the needs of others above your own, so your own needs are never met? Do you start to panic when someone you love leaves--or threatens to? Do you feel anxious a lot of the time about natural disasters, losing all of your money, getting AIDS, or being in a plane crash? Do you feel inadequate compared to people around you? Do you find that no matter how successful you are, you still feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or undeserving? Do you sacrifice relaxation and fun because you're always trying to do your best? Let two of America's leading psychologists show you how to free yourself from these destructive "lifetraps" with exciting, breakthrough techniques that can transform you life!
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
In his pioneering new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Dr. Amen explains how you can "optimize" your brain to achieve your fullest potential. Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, Dr. Amen has spent the last decade helping thousands of patients understand how the way their brains are wired can affect their thoughts and emotions. He explains which brain systems are associated with particular problems, gives detailed checklists to help you pinpoint your problems, and offers specific yet simple "brain prescriptions" (cognitive exercises, nutrition medication, and more) to help actually enhance brain function and heal each problem. When your brain doesn't work right, you can't work right. With its easy-to-follow program and compelling evidence that you can actually retrain your brain to work more optimally, this breakthrough book will help you make lasting changes.
Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder - What It Is and How to Overcome It by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.
When the seasons change do you...Have less energy than usual? Feel less productive or creative? Need more sleep? Feel sad, down, or depressed? Have less control over your appetite? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This book describes the many dimensions of SAD and a variety of effective strategies: light therapy - antidepressant medications - three dietary regimens - and a self-test to help readers determine their own level of SAD.
Win the Battle: The 3-Step Lifesaving Formula to Conquer Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Bob Olson
If winning your battle with depression (unipolar disorder) or manic-depression (bipolar disorder) is your goal, then this book is your treasure map for achieving that goal. This is a book of victory--of winning the battle against depression and regaining a life put on hold. Olson recounts his 5-year journey through a personal hell: His seemingly endless quest for relief from his symptoms of manic-depression included 15 medications and 21 shock treatments--all unsuccessful--before he finally found a treatment that worked.

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