Author: Tim Cantopher, MD
Publisher: Westminister John Knox Press, August 2015
Description from Goodreads:
Dr. Cantopher provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of depressive illness, which affects over 15.5 million people in the United States. Guiding the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes, and treatments, as well as myths about it along the way. Warm and supportive, this new edition, which also includes the latest on medications, stresses that sufferers should not blame themselves but can take hope from the fact that there is meaning in their illness and that getting better is a real option.
Generously supplied with illuminating anecdotes and insights, this book has specific advice about what to do if you are currently unwell, as well as valuable information for caregivers, medical professionals, or anyone interested in this destructive illness, which is set to become the second biggest health burden in the world after heart disease.
This is a hard one to review. I really don’t like giving negative reviews but the format in which this book was presented was so bad and so confusing that I don’t have much choice. In some cases sentences and paragraphs were repeated and so out of order that it made it very difficult to read. It just amazes me that someone would present their book to be reviewed in such a terrible format. I think the author has some good ideas and thoughts so hopefully the mess that it was in was corrected before it went to the printer and e-printer.
An electronic copy of this book was given to me from Westminister John Knox Press through Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Other books I’ve read on Depression:
Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes ♥♥♥♥♥
Talking to Depression ♥♥♥♥♥
The Depression Cure ♥♥♥♥♥