"Depression: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" is a helpful pocket guide to navigating the first steps of treatment and getting symptoms under control right away. It addresses topics that people just diagnosed with depression want to know: Do I tell my friends and family, and if so, how? Should I take medication or try psychological treatments? How can I work up the motivation to change? This simple and straightforward guide answers all of readers' questions and offers skills that are proven to help manage depression symptoms. Readers also learn how to find the help and support they need and prevent relapse once they recover from the condition. This concise guide is a must-read for anyone diagnosed with depression and serves as a handy pocket reference guide throughout the recovery process.
Depression: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed helps readers who have just been diagnosed with major depressive disorder to process their diagnosis, find the most effective treatments, and feel better.
‘The book is sufficiently comprehensive, yet concise and accessible enough for almost any mental health practitioner to recommend to clients who are experiencing depression. It enables any reader who experiences depression to join in their own treatment as an informed and empowered participant. The author integrates insights from the extensive professional literature on depression and treatment effectiveness with wisdom and sensitivity gained in his own clinical practice to provide a useful, straightforward orientation to depression treatment.’
- Karen Maitland Schilling, PhD, professor Emerita of psychology at Miami University.
Lee H. Coleman, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in clinical work, outreach, supervision, and consultation to university populations. He currently lives in the Los Angeles, CA, area.