Active Treatment of Depression
Depression, a chronic, recurring illness, affects twenty percent of the population.
O'Connor, a therapist who suffers from depression, shows that depressed people have trouble digging themselves out of one episode or warding off the next because they have become adept at the "skills of depression," such as denying, procrastinating, and intellectualizing. Actively playing mentor, coach, cheerleader, and nurturer, therapists can engage patients' emotions, mitigate the effects of shame, and help them see connections between what happens in their lives and how they feel inside.
- January 2001
- 6.2 × 9.3 in
/ 304 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“O'Connor vividly portrays the interpersonal and intrapsychic struggles and skills prototypic of depressed persons in an easily readable exposition.
” — Thomas E. Joiner and Jeremy W. Pettit, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books