Key insights from the best books about Mental Health
Take a step in the right direction to overcome anxiety and depression.
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Here, we present the key insights and takeaways from the most insightful books about Mental Health.
The Noonday Demon, by Andrew Solomon
An eloquent testament by a writer grappling with depression from every angle — medical, social, historical, philosophical, political, scientific, and personal — to map out the disease with reason and empathy.
Undoing Depression, by Richard O'Conner
“Recovery from depression is hard work,” O'Conner writes — for the sufferer and for anyone caring for them. It starts with identifying destructive emotional habits and replacing them with new coping skills.
Upward Spiral, by Alex Korb, PhD
Depression can feel like you’re on a downward spiral, but neuroscience suggests there are small steps you can take to rewire you brain to create an upward spiral toward better days.
On Edge, by Andrea Petersen
Anxiety can seem overwhelming, but it is not insurmountable. Petersen shares therapeutic interventions, relevant scientific research and her own coping strategies for how to manage anxiety disorders.
My Age of Anxiety, by Scott Stossel
An unfiltered account of what it means to suffer from acute anxiety — including the science behind it, the many types of treatment, and an acknowledgment that while there might not be a cure, we can manage our fears.