Our society has suffered a mental health tsunami over the past few decades, with more emotional problems to the fore than ever before in human history. Beating the path in this wave of mind-and-mental glitches is the problem of depression. Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen said, "The term clinical... show more
Our society has suffered a mental health tsunami over the past few decades, with more emotional problems to the fore than ever before in human history. Beating the path in this wave of mind-and-mental glitches is the problem of depression. Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen said, "The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape."Much of what we are currently led to believe in contemporary times has been a house built on quicksand – no scientific “truth” to back what is essentially a raft of myths that keep us locked into a belief system that drives our lives – and our moods.Beat Depression the Drug Free Way: Getting Better by Breaking the Myths reads like, and is, a course in contentment and freedom from depression as we know it. Down to Earth and readable, this book takes the reader through the steps needed to change the mind about what our current culture believes to be the truth about clinical depression. It examines the myths that seem to have taken hold in our society and have immersed a huge chunk of the population in an ocean of discontent, chemical dependence and a prison of continued drug treatment. Unlike many other books that reject the notion of depression as a serious problem in people’s lives, this author takes the tack that it is up to the reader to determine truths and what to do about changing belief systems. The truth about depression marketing, mythology and medication is laid out and examined rationally and carefully. This eBook, then, is not so much an entrée into the scientific backing that make the drug company claims ring true to us, but the scientific data that DOES NOT EXIST upon which these myths are built and maintained. The Seven Deadly Myths about depression are dissected and re-presented in a logical way that can do nothing but help the majority of depression sufferers arrive at the conclusion that the majority of beliefs about depression in our culture are false. This book explains specifically how “tribal emotional contagion” is complicit in the problem of “the depression culture” and how a modification of emotional attitude and the developing of a new relationship with depression are so important in taking the needed steps for contentment and balance in life.Here’s part of what Dr Al Galves, Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry and Author of Lighten Up: Dance with Your Dark Side, writes in the book’s foreword; "This book reveals the facts about how mainstream psychiatry, drug companies and a complicit media, have built, distributed and cemented those myths in place in our modern culture. So White has written a book to help people question those myths and decide for themselves what makes sense, what is true. He purposely avoids a dogmatic stance. Rather, he lays out the facts and allows them to speak for themselves. If you are suffering from depression or have in the past, this book will help you recover, not by giving you a pat formula to follow, but by helping you get a clear idea about the nature of depression and the best ways of healing from it. It can be a somewhat painless avenue to recovery. If you follow the dots and connect them, you'll get better. Along the way, you'll learn of the importance of how you feel about yourself, your beliefs about yourself, and how drastically those beliefs impact on your health. You'll learn how to become aware of how your subconscious operates in the maintenance of, and variances to, your depression states. And you'll learn that, if you can become free of the myths that bind us, you have within yourself whatever it takes to heal."And Rick Winking, LAC, LCPC writes: "As a psychotherapist, I cannot think of a better book as an aid in helping depressed patients get factual information. Encouraging patients to buy this book could easily reduce the all-too-often excessive time spent “in therapy.