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Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:37 pm

Im currently trying to work my way through 'Mood Mapping', it feels from the reviews online that it should be a good book for me. Partly because the Doctor who has written it has been a sufferer herself and has had to engineer her way through mental illness.

So far it has been good but though I understand the hints and tips that these books advise I always seem to find making them work for me, really tough.

Mood Mapping by Dr. Liz Miller

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:58 pm

Someone has recommended
Mindsight
by Daniel Siegel
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindsight-Dani ... B01DRXK0X8

Has anyone read this book?

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:59 pm

A book I have really enjoyed reading, I think because of Rubys writing style is
Sane New World by Ruby Wax

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sane-New-World ... B00BFSM9G4

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby brenkley » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:02 am


Isap
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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby Isap » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:58 am

The classic

Hope And Help For Your Nerves
Claire Weekes

The Worry Trick
David Carbonell

At Last A Life
Paul David

I haven't read the 3rd book yet

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:44 pm

I've read Matt Haigs book, writing saved him, its quite an inspiring story. ( I also really enjoyed his fiction book 'The Humans' some time back )

I have started the Claire Weekes book a couple of times but have found the writing style doesn't work for me.

I hadn't heard of the Carbonnell & David books before, thanks.

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby Isap » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:47 am

Here's another one which my mate will order off Amazon

It's about ACT or Acceptance Committal Therapy. It's the new thing which has superseded CBT which started in the 70s and is basically Claire Weekes who wrote in the 60s plus mindfulness. I'm sure a lot of shite as been written on this already

The Happiness Trap
Russ Harris

He is an Aussie doc like Claire Weekes was.

ACT is also known as Third Wave Therapy. My own experience tells me this is the only way to deal with chronic mental conditions. CBT just doesn't cut it with its emphasis on logic and science, IMO.

Isap

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:17 pm

Thanks Isap
I will look that book up.
I had not heard of ACT before.

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby personlessvoid » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:15 pm

Hi,
The last book I read about depression was called Depression is a Liar, by Danny Baker.
This book made me cry. I related to SO MUCH OF IT, it was a total eye opener. He is a truly inspirational man and I will never forget his book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depression-Lia ... B00FYXAXZU

Other books I've read include:
The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist's Memoir of Depression (By Linda Gask)

Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book About Depression (By Gywneth Lewis) (To be honest, I found this really, really hard to get into. I think it was because of the sporadic poetry and random bits that didn't really make sense to me.)

Overcoming Depression and Low Mood, 3rd Edition: A Five Areas Approach (by Christopher Williams). (I started to work through this but unfortunately lack of motivation/energy has prevented me from continuing. I'm hopeful that one day I'll be able to pick it back up and continue, as there are some good ideas/points in there.)

Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison (By Dorothy Rowe). (I want to warn you, the way this lady writes and the ideas that she has are quite harsh. She has a very conventational tone and she is very dismissive of the idea that depression is an illness - instead she believes that it is actually a coping mechanism and is projected from our own self-esteem/beliefs about our surroundings. At times, I found myself becoming very frustrated with the way she puts her thoughts across.)
Personless Void

Fighting mental illness one step at a time!

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Re: Books: About Mental Health

Postby mezzaninedoor » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:43 am

Thanks for all those book rec's
I will look up the reviews

Depression is a Liar is a great title for a book


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