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In Light of Mental Health Awareness Month, Depression Author Asks, ‘Are Self-Help Books Prolonging Your Depression?’

February 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Depression

Self-help books commonly claim a solution to depression, but fail to explain that there are two types of depression: normal (psychological) and clinical (biological). Since clinical depression commonly requires medication as treatment, readers run the risk of prolonging their suffering by believing that a book’s self-help approach is going to end their clinical depression.

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