Active Treatment of Depression by Richard Oconnor

Active Treatment of Depression

byRichard Oconnor

Hardcover | January 2, 2001

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O'Connor, a therapist who suffers from depression, shows that depressed people have trouble digging themselves out of one episode or warding off the next because they have become adept at the "skills of depression," such as denying, procrastinating, and intellectualizing. Actively playing mentor, coach, cheerleader, and nurturer, therapists can engage patients' emotions, mitigate the effects of shame, and help them see connections between what happens in their lives and how they feel inside.

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Richard O'Connor, who lives in Lakeville, Connecticut, also wrote Undoing Depression.

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Title:Active Treatment of DepressionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.14 inPublished:January 2, 2001Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393703223

ISBN - 13:9780393703221

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“O'Connor vividly portrays the interpersonal and intrapsychic struggles and skills prototypic of depressed persons in an easily readable exposition. ”