What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide (2nd Edition, Revised & Expanded)
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There are few circumstances in life as hard and at the same time as important as being a friend to a person who is suffering from depression. What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed offers guidance to the friends and family of a depressed person on how to keep one's own spirits up and at the same time do what is best to help a loved one get through a difficult time. Among the many subjects addressed are: the warning signs of serious illness; how to maintain intimacy and communication; the most successful forms of treatment; what to do when someone threatens suicide. This updated edition addresses readers' questions and provides new and expanded information on: how to choose the right psychiatrist; the role and limits of medication; resistant depression; the link between depression and chronic illness; specific challenging situations and advice on handling them.