The Secret Strength of Depression, Fourth Edition: The Self Help Classic, Updated and Revised with Sections on PTSD and the Late (Paperback)
"...can make you feel better just by reading it." --Boston Globe
Fully Revised and Updated
Dr. Frederic Flach was one of the pioneers in the study of biology and depression and established the groundwork for the understanding of human resilience. When it was first published in 1974,The Secret Strength of Depression allowed people suffering from depression to no longer feel trapped in stigma and shame.
Dr. Flach's positive, informative approach showed that, by tapping into their creative energy, an individual could turn their depression into a powerful force for personal growth.
With clear, reassuring language, The Secret Strength of Depression has provided hope for millions worldwide. It is a timeless, enduring work that still offers invaluable insight some 30 years after its original publication.
This new edition includes the latest information on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression in children, the roles of spirituality in aiding recovery, and the myths and benefits of the new antidepressants.
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of a new perspective and a new beginning with The Secret Strength of Depression.
About the Author
FREDERIC FLACH, M.D., K.C.H.S. was an internationally recognized psychiatrist and author whose highly acclaimed books include Putting the Pieces Together Again; A New Marriage, A New Life; Resilience; Rickie; The Secret Strength of Angels; and Faith, Healing and Miracles. In 1996 he was awarded the Maxine Mason award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Good Day New York, and Donahue. Dr. Flach died in 2006.
PETER WHYBROW, M.D. is the Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. His book A Mood Apart: The Thinker's Guide to Emotion and Its Disorders, is published by HarperPerennial.
Praise for The Secret Strength of Depression, Fourth Edition: The Self Help Classic, Updated and Revised with Sections on PTSD and the Late…
"...sympathetic, practical, and extremely readable..." --Denver Post
"[An] informed, hopeful, and helpful look at the malaise in layman's terms…" –Publishers Weekly
"...written in straightforward language by a well-informed, non-doctrinaire psychiatrist…" –Washington Post Book World
"…a readable, popular, yet usually not over-simplified work; highly recommended." –Library Journal
"Intriguing, absorbing…fascinating…remarkable…will be a source of considerable comfort to anyone whose life has been touched by depression." –Irivin I. Blose, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry