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Re: 2 interesting newspaper articles Dinah

Posted by Ilene on August 10, 2005, at 19:26:37

In reply to Re: 2 interesting newspaper articles Ilene, posted by Dinah on August 10, 2005, at 16:22:03

> That is some waiting list! Some of the self help books are pretty good, for some problems. I tend to like them better for anxiety than depression, but maybe I just haven't found the good ones.
> How are you doing, Ilene? I haven't talked to you for a while.

Here are some of the titles mentioned in the article:
"Overcoming Depression"
"The Feeling Good Handbook"
"Mind Over Mood"
"How to Stop Worrying"
"Overcoming Anger and Irritability"
"Emotional Confidence"
"The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook"

The 18-month wait is the worst case scenario, I think.

I think some of the self-help books are pretty good--I thought "Feeling Good" was a real eye-opener, many years ago--but my problems seem to be more biological than anything else. It could be that anxiety is more responsive to self-talk and other self-help techniques (deep breathing, for example).

I was doing better for a while but now I'm in a slump. Not suicidal, however; tired and bored all the time, everything seems like a chore, don't see much future, blah blah blah....the typical depressive whine. However, I see a new pdoc on Friday. Maybe she will have some new ideas, although I've already gone through about a dozen meds, plus ECT.





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