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3 Books that Can Help You To Combat Depression

By Chinelo Eze
27 July 2022   |   12:41 pm
Depression, what could that be all about? With depression, it takes more than just feeling down or having a really bad day to be depressed. Depression is a mood and condition that sets in and impacts one's thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. Depression comes in many different forms and has various effects and in that same…

Depression, what could that be all about? With depression, it takes more than just feeling down or having a really bad day to be depressed.

Depression is a mood and condition that sets in and impacts one’s thoughts, behaviours, and emotions.

Depression comes in many different forms and has various effects and in that same way, it affects individuals differently people.

Below is a list of books to help with dealing with depression. These books unravel more about depression and its effects on people.

To top of that are the guides on therapies and way of life modifications, aid, symptoms and how more people might get the support they require.

Fortunately, these books offer a distinctive standpoint on the issue of depression.

Depression Anxiety and Other Things we Don’t Want to Talk About
This book by Ryan Casey Waller, a pastor and psychotherapist, thinks that we are not designed to control the mental illnesses we battle. Noteworthy, being a pastor the book takes on the spiritual angle and is best suited for those spiritually inclined. He argues in his book “Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don’t Want to Talk About” that mental health problem are not a sign of spiritual weakness or a lack of faith and that the struggle doesn’t have to be as isolating and demoralising as it is for so many people.

The writer discusses mental health without embarrassment and learns why self-awareness is crucial by fusing clinical understanding with practical theology, deep empathy, and clinical insight. Wallers urges readers to look into the connections between psychology, biology, and spirituality and learn various therapeutic ways to heal.

The Noonday Demon
Depression is not a universal mood disorder and “The Noonday Demon” tries to explain how it can have varied effects on different people.

The book addresses a variety of views, including personal, scientific, and cultural perspectives. In breaking down the understanding of what depression is all about, author Andrew Solomon examines depression using his narrative covers through his struggles and experiences as well as those of those he interviewed. It also includes those who have experienced depression as well as physicians, decision-makers, and drug developers. The ethical and biological issues raised by the sickness are also covered.

Discover why anxiety and its remedies are so complicated from a variety of viewpoints, including those of those who are experiencing it in this book.

Furiously Happy
The book with a catchy title found its inspiration from the author Jenny Lawson’s years of personal struggle with depression and other illnesses.

Lawson opens up to her readers about how she overcame her severe depression and found hope in the dark. She noted how she often considered that persons with depressive disorders have formed such a capacity for experiencing tremendous emotion that they could be lucky enough to experience great joy in a way that ‘regular people’ might never understand. This is the central theme of “Furiously Happy” as it emphasises mental illness and despair in addition to the emphasis on the new happiness she has discovered.