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Hot off the Press! New Hope for People with Depression  (The latest on depression: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, latest treatments (medication, complementary & alternative). Families, children, work, suicide prevention, new hope through research and much more. I highly recommend this book to consumers and families)!

Noonday Demon: An Atlas of "Dep" "(This is the best book I've ever read on the subject, and I've read them all. As a ... sufferer myself, I was helped enormously... and it gave me a clear idea of how to cope...)"

Self-Coaching: How to Heal Anxiety and "Dep" "(Dr. Luciani's book... has literally changed my daily life...If you find yourself seeking for a sure-fire means of living the productive happy life you always dreamed of, but could never actually attain, Self Coaching is a must read... I have tried numerous other self-help type books, yet none were able to speak to me on a personal level and guide me through the processes of transformation such as this book)."


"Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 9.9 million American adults, ... 5 percent of the adult population in a given year. Unlike normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, major depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individual's thoughts, behavior, mood, activity, and physical health." This disorder "is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and many other developed countries. 

Nearly twice as many women (6.7 million) as men (3.2 million) suffer from major depressive disorder each year. Major depression can occur at any age including childhood, the teenage years and adulthood. All ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups suffer from..." this disorder". 

NAMI Fact Sheet

7/03 "In the first study to show a direct genetic link between emotional stress and depression, researchers found that people with a certain type of brain chemistry gene were more vulnerable to deep depression after traumatic events such as the death of a family member."

Recognizing and Treating Depression in Young Children 
Recent debate about the use of medication in very young children has sparked even more discussion about our ability to correctly diagnose psychiatric disorders in this age group.
Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter 19(3) 2003


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