- By Anne Sheffield Mike Wallace Donald F. Klein

How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout

  • Title: How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout
  • Author: Anne Sheffield Mike Wallace Donald F. Klein
  • ISBN: 9780609804155
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • How You Can Survive When They re Depressed Living and Coping with Depression Fallout Each year than million Americans suffer from a depressive illness yet few suffer in solitude How You Can Survive When They re Depressed explores depression from the perspective of those who are cl

    Each year than 17 million Americans suffer from a depressive illness, yet few suffer in solitude How You Can Survive When They re Depressed explores depression from the perspective of those who are closest to the sufferers of this prevalent disorder spouses, parents, children, and lovers and gives the successful coping strategies of many people who live with a clinEach year than 17 million Americans suffer from a depressive illness, yet few suffer in solitude How You Can Survive When They re Depressed explores depression from the perspective of those who are closest to the sufferers of this prevalent disorder spouses, parents, children, and lovers and gives the successful coping strategies of many people who live with a clinical depressive or manic depressive and often suffer in silence, believing their own problems have no claim to attention.Depression fallout is the emotional toll on the depressive s family and close friends who are unaware of their own stressful reactions and needs Sheffield outlines the five stages of depression fallout confusion, self doubt, demoralization, anger, and finally, the desire to escape Many people will find relief in the knowledge that their self blame, guilt, sadness, and resentment are a natural result of living with a depressed person Sheffield brings together many real life examples from the pioneering support group she attends at Beth Israel Medical Center of how people with depression fallout have learned to cope From setting boundaries to maintaining an outside social life, she gives practical tactics for handling the challenges and emotional stresses on a day to day basis.

    1 thought on “How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout

    1. I've been trying to figure out how to cope/live with a loved one's depression. While this book was great for giving me a 'community' to not feel so alone, I did find myself asking, quite often really, what about those depressed loved ones who choose not to 1) recognize they're depressed and 2) seek any type of assistance? This book was helpful, but not as helpful as I wished it would have been.

    2. I didn't really need the chapter explaining how depression works, but for completeness' sake it's a very good thing. Not super fond of the phrasing of "your depressive" either, as that feels very depersonalizing to me and if Sheffield wanted us to avoid conflating our loved one with their illness, that seems like questionable wording.That said, this was the book that made it clear to me it's okay for me to feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, and utterly exhausted by relationships in which I'm reduc [...]

    3. I was hoping for a lot more from this book. As a counsellor and someone dealing with depression fallout, I found this book not very helpful. Its positives included allowing the reader to not feel 'alone' and acknowledging that depression affects those around someone who is dealing with depression, however, there were very few practical tips on how to support someone dealing with depression. I also found the terms used in the book to be quite dated and 'labelled' a LOT. For someone who is not use [...]

    4. While probably most helpful for those who have non-compliant loved ones/children/parents with depression/manic-depression, this book covers a lot of important ground and is relevant to all readers regardless of their circumstances. The most praiseworthy aspect of the book is its argument that "depression fallout" exists and is a serious threat to both the relationship with the depressed person and the individual happiness of those who live with and love depressed people. While some of the statem [...]

    5. I could see this book being most helpful for those who are caring for non-compliant patients; however this book did not address my needs as a caregiver. There is a lot of useful information, unfortunately the book did not address my current needs as a caregiver.

    6. Illuminating on some finer aspects of depression that you may not be aware of, but not necessarily as helpful as I'd have liked.Full of anecdotes, but without much core instruction.

    7. Ugggg. I wanted to read this book because I am the depressed one. I have a lot of problems with this book. First, it's easy to tell the author was angry. I understand how difficult it is to live with depression and how it effects those around me but the author puts out as if all people with depression are manipulative, selfish and torments those around them. That is just not true and what she describes as a "depressive" is insulting. I have an illness. Does that mean I have to take on this label [...]

    8. Solid and very informative. The book would be very helpful to those dealing with depression fallout, as the author terms it.

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