The best depression books recommended by experts
Those who enjoy reading and find themselves battling depression, or those who perhaps have been accompanying a loved one through their journey to overcome depression might find shelter in books that help them better understand this difficult disease and the challenges it poses for anyone who has come in contact with it.
The following list feature books about depression recommended by experts on the subject. You and your loved ones could greatly benefit from these reading and perhaps even find a solution to many problems you find yourselves fighting every day. Or you can use them as a way to enhance and expand the reach and effects of your psychotherapy sessions in order to battle depression more effectively.
- “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy,” by Dr. David Burns. A book that offers realistic solutions to deal with depression.
- “Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think” (2nd edition), by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. This book provides constructive steps toward changing thought patterns that contribute to depression.
- “He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him,” by Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton. Biographical tales of a bipolar individual during the 30s and 40s.
- “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness,” by Pete Earley. In this book the author explores the justice system and how mental illness is perceived by it.
- “Depression, the Mood Disease,” by Dr. Francis Mondimore. This book is great for families and recently diagnosed individuals.
- “Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression,” by Nell Casey. Fiction stories about depression
- “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression,” by Andrew Solomon. An accurate and heartfelt description of life with depression.
- “The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression,” by Dr. Lisa Machoian. This one is a good choice for parents, educators and other concerned caregivers.
- “The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness,” by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn. This book is aimed for adults dealing with their own depression.”