Saturday, 29 August 2015

Beating the Blues: A Complete Guide to Overcoming Depression by Seema Hingorrany

Can’t sleep soundly? Don’t feel like stepping out of the house? Having suicidal thoughts? You might be depressed and don’t know it yet. According to a WHO study, a mindboggling 35.9 percent of India suffers from Major Depressive Episodes (MDE). Yet depression remains a much evaded topic, quietly brushed under the carpet by most of us. In Beating the Blues, India’s leading clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and trauma researcher Seema Hingorrany provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to treating depression, examining what the term really means, its signs, causes, and symptoms. The book will equip you with: • Easy-to-follow self-help strategies and result-oriented solutions • Ways of preventing a depression relapse • Everyday examples, statistics, and interesting case-studies • Workbooks designed for Seema’s clients With clients ranging from celebrities and models to teenagers, married couples, and children, Seema decodes depression for you. Informative and user-friendly, with a foreword by Indu Shahani, the Sheriff of Mumbai, Beating the Blues is an invaluable guide for those who want to deal with depression but don’t know how .

BOOK REVIEW:-  This book effectively addresses the issue by foregrounding the fact that depression  is not a sign of personal flaw but just another  illness that needs to be treated with medical assistance. People who suffer from depression need to know that it is not an inevitable condition but can be tackled with familial love, medical care, confidence building exercise, positive attitude and a healthy work-life  balance. 

UPS and Downs are part of life.We all have to go through them. Some people learn to take things in their stride,others  buckle under pressure. For a depressed person, life seems like A MAZE where one easily loses his way. The WHO  has predicted that by 2020, depression will be the second biggest health problem and the leading cause of disability and death.

Beating the blues stands for the author's commitment to making the road to recovery for those who live with depression ,possible.I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Awesome book. A very helpful guide.

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