Saturday, February 12, 2011

ASW - Helping You Deal With Depression

I'm sure the first thing you are wondering is "What is ASW?" Well, the long answer, as you know I am doing a lot of research on transitioning back to work after being on a mental health/stress leave & looking for other ways to help with my progress. In my research I came across this workbook called 'Antidepressant Skills Workbook' and it caught my attention immediately and I knew I had to share it with you.

The 'Antidepressant Skills Workbook' gives an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed according to the best available research, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression. In this self-care guide, we show how to use cognitive and behavioural methods to make important changes in thinking and actions that help one to emerge from depression and make it less likely to recur. These methods can be used in combination with depression treatments, increasing their effectiveness. Note that for most people with serious depression, use of this self-help guide alone will not be sufficient to resolve the depression. People with serious depression should obtain treatment with antidepressant medication or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am hoping you will find this workbook as useful as I have so far. I will be sure to share my experience once completed, and I hope you will share yours.

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