Title: I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
Author: Terrence Real
Publisher/Yr: Scribner, 1997
Comments: Although this book takes a largely behavioral approach in discussing depression and how to get beyond it, the book is one of the first to tackle a subject which has only rarely been discussed.
Title: Depression After Childbirth, How to Recognize and Treat Postnatal Illness
Author: Katharina Dalton
Publisher/Yr: Oxford University Press, 1996 (revised)
Comments: Discussion of postnatal depression and its treatment.
Title: Sharing the Load; What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed
Author: Gwendoline Smith
Publisher/Yr: Random House, New Zealand, 1996
Comments: Smith is a clinical psychologist who has, herself, suffered depression. She gives excellent suggestions for people whose loved ones are in a depressive episode.
Title: I Can See Tomorrow: A Guide for Living with Depression
Author: Patricia L. Owen
Publisher/Yr: Hazeldon, Minnesota, 1995
Comments: A complete book on depression and its treatment, with sections on medications and resources.
Title: Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability
Author: Mary Ellen Copeland
Publisher/Yr: New Harbinger, Oakland, CA, 1994
Comments: What to do after your unipolar or bipolar illness is stabilized. How to take charge and respond to early warning signs of relapse. Also available on cassette.
Title: How to Help Someone Who is Depressed or Suicidal: Practical Suggestions from a Survivor
Author: John Cook
Publisher/Yr: Rubicon Press, 1994
Comments: The author speaks from his own experience with depression and suicidal ideation.
Title: How to Heal Depression
Author: Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams
Publisher/Yr: Prelude Press; 1994
Comments: A basic book on surviving depression. Also available on cassette.
Title: Good Mood: The New Psychology of Overcoming Depression
Author: Julian L. Simon
Publisher/Yr: Open Court Press; 1993
ISBN: 0-812-69097-4 (cloth) 0-812-69098-2 (paper)
Title: Questions and Answers about Depression and its Treatment
Author: Dr. Ivan Goldberg
Publisher/Yr: The Charles Press; 1993
Comments: A 112 page FAQ on depression & manic depression. Covers all aspects. Includes self-evaluation scales. Highly recommended.
Title: Silencing the Self: Women and Depression
Author: Dana Crowley Jack
Publisher/Yr: HarperCollins, 1993
Comments: A study on women and depression; a contribution to the fields of psychology and women’s studies.
Title: The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression
Author: Mary Ellen Copeland
Publisher/Yr: New Harbinger Publications; 1992
Comments: A detailed overview of the history, causes and treatment of mood disorders. Offers step-by-step, self-help guidance for taking responsibility for your own wellness; using charts to track and control your moods; find appropriate mental health professionals; build a support system, increase your self-confidence and self-esteem; using relaxation, diet, exercise and full-spectrum light to stabilize your moods; and avoid conditions that can exacerbate you moods swings. An essential tool to assist people struggling with depression and mania to gain insight to actively enter a lifelong journey of healing and wellness.
Title: Overcoming Depression
Author: Dimitri F. and Janice Papolos
Publisher/Yr: Harper-Perennial; 1992. (revised)
ISBN: 0-060-96594-0 (paper)
Comments: Good basic text on the various aspects of depression and manic/depression. Considered by some to be a classic in the field.
Title: What to do During Depression: A Reason to Live
Author: Melody Beattie (General Editor)
Publisher/Yr: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 1992
Comments: This is a book that explores reasons to live and reasons not to commit suicide. It also contains suggestions for life affirming actions people can take to help themselves get through those times when they’re struggling to find a reason to live.
Title: Depression and its Treatment
Author: John H. Greist, M.D. and James W. Jefferson, M.D.
Publisher/Yr: Warner Books; 1992
Comments: Basic book on depression.
Title: When the Blues Won’t Go Away
Author: Robert Hirschfeld, M.D., with S. Meltsner
Publisher/Yr: McMillan Publishers, 1991
Comments: Concerns new approaches to Dysthymic Disorder and other forms of chronic low-grade depression.
Title: Depression: The Mood Disease
Author: Francis M. Mondimore, M.D.
Publisher/Yr: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990
Contains—Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Mood, Depression, Bipolar Disorder), Variations, Causes, and Connections, and Getting Better. From the jacket: Dr. Mondimore’s book reduces the complexities of this baffling and very common illness to terms the general reader can understand. Having been treated for manic-depression for more than ten years and considering myself something of a lay expert, I was pleasantly surprised at how much this book increased my own knowledge of the subject. Thomas M. Posey, President, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Title: How to Cope with Depression – A Complete Guide for You and Your Family
Author: J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. M.D. and Keith Russel Ablow, M.D.
Publisher/Yr: Ballantine Books; 1989
Comments: Views on depression: illness, personality, behavior, and life stories. DePaulo, Johns Hopkins University, has spearheaded much work on depression and manic depression.
Title: When am I Going to Be Happy?
Author: Penelope Russianoff, Ph.D.
Publisher/Yr: Bantam; 1989
Title: Overcoming Depression
Author: Demitri Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos
Publisher/Yr: Harper and Row, 1987
Title: The Good News About Depression
Author: Mark S. Gold
Publisher/Yr: Bantam; 1986
Comments: Non-technical discussion of depression as a biochemical illness.