Table of Contents
Part One: Understanding Depression.
1 The Experience of Depression.
2 The Experience of Mania: Bipolar Disorder.
3 Who Is at Risk for Depression?
4 Recognizing Depression in All Its Forms and
5 Stressful Events: When People Get Depressed.
Part Two: Unraveling the Secrets.
6 What Do We Know About the Brain?
7 Genes and Depression: The Fateful
8 Hormones, Headaches, and Heart Attacks.
Part Three: Depression and Mania and
Destructive Effects on the Whole Person.
9 Depression, Manic Depression, and
10 Destructive Behavior.
11 Facing up to Suicide.
Part Four: Treatments for Depression.
12 Getting Help for Depression.
13 Making the Diagnosis Is the First
14 Medical Treatment.
15 The Different Kinds of Drugs.
16 Psychotherapy: Treating the Person.
17 ECT, Light, and Other Medical Treatments.
18 Alternative Treatments.
19 Hospitalization: A Guide for Patients and
20 Getting Back to Normal.
21 Going Forward.
Appendix A: Insurance.
Appendix B: Helpful Organizations.
Appendix C: Helpful Books.