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Get It Done When You're Depressed [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   270
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2008
Publisher   Alpha
Age  18
ISBN  1592577067  
EAN  9781592577064  

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Item Description...
Explaining how to overcome the vicious cycle of depression, a collection of helpful strategies reveals how to prepare oneself mentally for working while depressed, how to structure one's environment to work more easily, how to work effectively with others, how to prevent depression, and more. Original.

Publishers Description
Shake the blues away.
Everyone knows that depression can lead to guilt, sadness, frustration, and in the case of 15-20% of people with depression, suicide. Because we live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, when a depressed person can't meet the expectations of society, the depression becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You're Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn:
? How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed
? How to structure your environment so you can work more easily
? How to work with others
? How to prevent depression

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More About Julie A. Fast & John D. Preston

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Julie A. Fast is an author whose website ( was the first to offer downloadable books on bipolar disorder and depression. It averages more than 240,000 visitors a year.
John D. Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is a professor of psychology with Alliant International University, Sacramento, and the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award.

Julie A. Fast has published or released items in the following series...
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Very helpful book!  Nov 19, 2008
This book was fantastic and helpful! I have read many motivation books and this one was the first that offered strategies you can easily use each day. I suffer from seasonal blues and find it hard to get motivated in the colder months!! This book definitely offered valuable information on how to get up and get things done on a daily basis!!
task-oriented approach to depression  Jul 17, 2008
this book was helpful for me because it offered very hands-on, tangible solutions to managing my depression. fast emphasizes the fact that tasks will not necessarily be the most enjoyable to complete while depressed, but it is the feeling of satisfaction you receive after "just doing it" that is the great reward...after all, you will only feel worse doing the alternative, which is nothing.

great format, highly recommended for those dealing with depression.
Not perfect, but this book WILL help you  Jul 15, 2008
I was quite impressed with this little book. I think that some people will relate to the 50 different strategies more so than others. But I can't imagine a depressed person NOT taking something valuable away from at least ONE of the 50 methods.

What I liked even more than the specific strategies was Julie's clear and honest explanation of what it is like to have depression. She does a great job illustrating how the depressed brain operates differently. She includes personal examples from her own life for EVERY strategy.

I did think her personal stories became a bit whiny and annoying by the end of the book, but I understand why she included them. I figure any frustration I have with her is the same frustration I have with my own depression. No-one wants to be whiny and self-absorbed, but when you're depressed, it happens.

This is one of the better books for depression out there. Even if you aren't depressed, it's a great read because it will help you interact with and understand those who are.
An encouraging and helpful treatise  May 5, 2008
Depression doesn't have to completely shut down people's lives - part of overcoming it is not letting it take over the sufferer's life. "Get It Done When You're Depressed: 50 Strategies for Keeping Your Life on Track" is an encouraging and helpful treatise to help sufferers overcome clinical depression to keep them going and get over it so they can continue leading healthy, productive lives in spite of it. Inspiring readers to continue creativity, overcome their own mind, and allow for time to pass to get what they want, and dozens upon dozens of other tips to getting through day to day life under depression, "Get It Done When You're Depressed: 50 Strategies for Keeping Your Life on Track" is highly recommended to self-help community library collections, for those who have been in the unending funk with the intimidating news that life still needs to be lived.
So Helpful...So Very, Very Helpful!  Apr 29, 2008
This book is incredibly helpful because it helps you to learn practical methods for coping with depression. The subtitle is "50 Strategies for Keeping Your Life on Track", and each strategy is thoroughly explored. First it is explained, then there is a short exercise you can do to apply the strategy to your life. Next the strategy is illustrated in a story from someone's personal life. Lastly, the author shares a story about applying that strategy in her own life.

For example, one strategy I found very helpful is "Accept the Limitations Caused By Depression". I expect way, way too much of myself every day and then feel bad when I can't accomplish what I want to. This strategy (and the book in general) helped me to see that I will feel better and get more done in the long run if I don't beat myself up about what I can't do, and if I work the other strategies diligently to do what I can.

It really helped that the author is successful and accomplished despite her depression, and the stories show how many, many people work with their illness to make valuable contributions with their lives instead of just giving in to depression and using it as an excuse for failure. It truly made me feel like I wasn't alone---that many others feel this way, and that they organize their lives so that they can still succeed.

I have to say that it's the most practical book I've ever read for actually coping with depression.

Highly recommended.

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