Depression and Anxiety: Books That Help

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A place for those who suffer from all forms of depression (or anxiety) based mental struggles to share their insights and the books that have helped them tame this relentless beast.

Depression used to be a kinda-cool catch-phrase of outsiders who didn't see things the same way as "normal" people. But it is a real epidemic among those who work our way through modern society, trying to make things better, especially for ourselves.

One does not need to be under any counseling nor psychiatric care to join this group. Really, it's more about the functioning of the mind (i.e. psychology) and what reading material gives us more insight to understanding what brings on an extra heaviness of the heart.

Also, it is a forum to discuss medications, the pharmaceutical industry, meditation, yoga, and whatever else may help to alleviate this malady.

Being melancholy is one thing, but suffering from the malady of depression is quite another. I hope that being able to share our thoughts and references will somewhat lighten the load.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
how are you?13 unread / 13aulsmith, January 2012
Its my birthday10 unread / 10MerryMary, January 2012
Mental Illness and Leadership5 unread / 5pollysmith, January 2012
Recently Released Hope-filled Book4 unread / 4barney67, July 2011
Dysthymia1 unread / 1barney67, July 2011
When Is It Enough?6 unread / 6Weirdbeard, February 2011
Churchill and depression1 unread / 1barney67, August 2010
Nathaniel Branden - The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem2 unread / 2Toolroomtrustee, August 2010
Shoot the Damn Dog4 unread / 4Mr.Durick, March 2010
IBS7 unread / 7LyzzyBee, October 2009
Meriwether Lewis1 unread / 1barney67, August 2009
Samuel Johnson at Bedlam1 unread / 1barney67, June 2009
Living with a depressed partner3 unread / 3lquilter, January 2009
Is anyone here bipolar or have experience with bipolar disorder?4 unread / 4twomoredays, July 2008
Trouble reading12 unread / 12FAMeulstee, July 2008
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue2 unread / 2pollysmith, May 2008
Pressed Down but Not Forgotten1 unread / 1ToddPeperkorn, March 2008
Anxiety - Panic and a side of Depression15 unread / 15Arctic-Stranger, December 2007
new depression14 unread / 14pollysmith, November 2007
Seven hundred years ago4 unread / 4pollysmith, November 2007
Misery Loves Company6 unread / 6CarlosMcRey, November 2007
thanks2 unread / 2amancine, October 2007
Hooking Up (2): The New Speed Freak?1 unread / 1barney67, July 2007
Humor1 unread / 1barney67, May 2007
Just need to vent13 unread / 13fikustree, April 2007
Books Don't Help11 unread / 11jaine9, April 2007
I sure need to do something!......11 unread / 11pollysmith, April 2007
Research on Depression5 unread / 5byzanne, February 2007
Anyone want to talk?7 unread / 7thomas.merton, February 2007
Turning to cash2 unread / 2marco_nj, December 2006
Introduction...2 unread / 2ARidiculousMan, August 2006
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