"I cannot being to express the amount of understanding that this site, information and peoples experiences has given me with my depression.
Thank you so much !!
I have read one book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychology. Whilst the title term idiot, is not good when you have depression, the book is by no means condecending, in fact the reverse. Like all the in jest, idiot' guides, this book written by a Dr Joni E Johnston an american Psy D. delineates what psychologists do and how they do it. It is in a very light easy to read format. The author illistrates her statements, explains how psychology came into existance, how psychologist evaluate human nature, and what they actually do. The book provides a light 'big picture' background into human behaviour and intersting read. Depression is well catered for.
The book provides insights into human nature, how the brain works and how our personalities are formed.
A history of psychology from ancient times to the present.
Simple explanations of psychological theories and principles.
Dozens of fun and revealing personaity quizze to help understand yourself and others better.
Many informative aspects of depression etc etc.
I purchased a copy from Dymocks books stores.
It might be well worth just having a look and see if the content may interest others.
I found it particulary interesting as I am now seeing a psychologist to help me manage my depression. At least now I have a basic understanding of what my psychologist will try and acheive !! :)
I am certainly going to investigate some of the titles you have listed on this site."
Thanks to Judy ...
The Blue Day Book - A Lesson In Cheering Yourself Up
Author - Bradley Trevor Greive
"This book is very quick and easy to read. Each page contains a picture
and a small amount of text. Sounds simple, doesn't it? However, the
beauty of it is that each picture features an animal & each one helps
tell the story - in both a humorous and simple way. It is not a stolid
and heavy-going text on how to beat depression, its just a little book
about some of life's simple lessons that we all forget from time to
time. I enjoyed it immensely and often read it when I am having a bad
time of it ..... it never fails to make me chuckle at least once and
makes my heart just a little lighter."