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Top books to overcome depression

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clarkyclarkson Tue 06-Feb-18 09:48:02

Hi there. My brother is currently going through depression and I wondered if anyone could recommend me a good self help book? As he's a typical guy and doesn't read that much does anyone know of an easy, readable book that isn't to intimidating if that makes sense? Thank you so much in advance x

Sj10 Sat 10-Feb-18 10:31:17

I found this useful
Overcoming Depression : a Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
I hope he does too

Mumofcats5 Mon 12-Feb-18 15:15:51

It’s not a self help book per se, but I have found Matt Haig’s “Reasons to Stay Alive” really helpful. At least it was helpful for me.
I also really liked the Black Dog books - which were helpful to put into words how I was feeling when I was depressed but also able to show others how it can feel.

yellowplumpreserves Sun 25-Feb-18 20:39:56

I think this book is really good. It also has details of a website with lots of CBT style videos and exercises to do.

SaltyMyDear Sun 25-Feb-18 20:42:24

Potatoes not Prozac. Is a brilliant book which really explains the chemistry that’s causing depression and how you can’t treat it.

Harvestmoonsobig Sun 11-Mar-18 22:08:45

Sunbathing In The Rain -
Gwyneth Lewis. Worth having if only for the title.

dirtyprettything Mon 30-Apr-18 15:49:29

The Humans by Matt Haig if he is up to reading a novel

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