Depression affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Written by experienced practitioners, this introductory booklet explains what depression is and how it makes you feel. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. How depression develops and what keeps it going. How to spot and challenge thoughts that maintain your depression Problem solving and balanced thinking.
Dr. Lee Brosan is a Consultant Psychologist, and Head of the Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She is an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. She and her colleagues have created a pioneering service in primary care to help alleviate a range of common psychological problems. Dr. Brenda Hogan is a clinical psychologist who previously worked at the Primary Care Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She has since moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she continues her work in psychological assessment and the provision of brief psychological treatment for anxiety and depression.