Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckoning With Depression

Paperback | November 10, 1995

byMartha Manning

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This is the memoir of an ordinary woman—a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife—who tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression. Undercurrents pioneers a new literature about women and depression that offers a vision of action instead of victimhood, hope instead of despair.

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The memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who skillfully, uncannily tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression, Manning's is a witty and graceful account that belies the popular understanding of the controversial treatment she sought.

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This is the memoir of an ordinary woman—a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife—who tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression. Undercurrents pioneers a new literature about women and depression that offers a vision of action instead of victimhood, hope instead of despair.

Martha Manning, Ph.D., is a writer, clinical psychologist, and former professor of psychology at George Mason University. She is the author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface; Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up; and All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage. Manning has been recognized by the National Instit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:November 10, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:006251184X

ISBN - 13:9780062511843

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Undercurrents: a therapist's (...) One of the most beautifully written books I've read... Manning's journal of her descent into and out of a major depression is heartbreakingly honest and witty. I feel as though I know her -- it is a memoir that needed to be written.
Date published: 1999-05-09

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The memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who skillfully, uncannily tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression, Manning's is a witty and graceful account that belies the popular understanding of the controversial treatment she sought.

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"A brilliant combination of wit, irony, and despair...."Undercurrents "is absolutely as good as it gets."--"Los Angeles Times""Full of unexpected delights...honest, hilarious, full of hope."--"Dallas Morning News""Humor, candor, and a respect for the power of image and metaphor to heal."--"Philadelphia Inquirer""A moving and engaging journal....I found myself laughing out loud."--"Washington Post""A convincing testament to the inexorable cruelty of depression and a frightening reminder of its unprejudiced choice of victims."--"New York Times Book Review""An absolutely absorbing read."--"USA Today"