Overcoming Depression and Low Mood (4th Edition)

£30.00 including vat


Book Description

Overcoming Depression and low mood is a series of workbooks for use by people experiencing depression and low mood. Each workbook has been designed to offer essential jargon-free information, designed to bring about change in how the person thinks and in what they do in order to improve how they feel.

NB. The books contain a licence which allows you to copy the reources for you in your own life.

Self-Help Seal of Merit* NHS England Book Prescription scheme recommended book for depression.
* Awarded the prestigious Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy self-help seal of merit
* Major clinical research trial supports the effectiveness of this book, This book is one of the few self-help books available that has been researched using the gold-standard randomised controlled study design. This found that people using the book with 3-4 short support support sessions from a support worker were far less depressed, more able to live their lives and had significantly higher well-being than those receiving usual treatment for low mood in general practice.



Understanding why you feel as you do

– Starting out … and how to keep going if you feel stuck
– Understanding why you feel as you do

Making changes to do with people and events

– Practical problem solving
– Being assertive
– Building relationships with your family and friends
– Information for families and friends – how can you offer the best support?

Making changes to behaviours and activity levels

– Doing things that boost how you feel
– Using exercise to boost how you feel
– Helpful things you can do
– Unhelpful things you do
– Overcoming anxiety and avoidance

Making changes to negative and upsetting thinking

– Noticing and changing extreme and unhelpful thinking

Making changes to things that affect your bodily well-being

– Overcoming sleep problems
– Alcohol, drugs and you
– Understanding and using anti-depressant medication

Making changes for the future

– Planning for the future

Reviews of the 2nd edition: Masud Awal in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (2008), 36:248-250 Cambridge University Press
In summary, I do not think you would go far wrong if you considered this a first port of call when looking for a CBT self-help book on depression“.

We include free postage/shipping within the UK only.

Living in North America: We ship to America for an additional charge but if you prefer you can order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble

The Polish version of the book is available from:
and https://www.medbook.com.pl/medhome/product.php?pline=1&code=7817&med_id=b33512e5559de1899411625865e86f11

The Dutch version is available from:

ISBN: 978-1-4441-8377-1

Additional information

Weight 0.620 kg
Dimensions 17 × 1.8 × 24 cm

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