When Living Hurts - Directives for Treating Depression
Author: Michael Yapko
Michael Yapko is one of the world's leading lights in treating depression with psychotherapy. This book is one of his most practical, and is extremely useful for those treating depressed people.
‘When Living Hurts’ contains 91 behavioural interventions, or tasks, with explanations for when each should be used. Also, the most common elements of depressive causal factors are discussed, such as inflexibility of thought, past focus and self-defeating behavioural patterns.
Add to this Yapko's rigorous approach, clarity of thought and refusal to accept commonly-held beliefs about depression, and you've got one highly important book.