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Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and What Medication Can't Give You | [Richard O'Connor]

Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and What Medication Can't Give You

Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O'Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits.
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Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O'Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits. Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion.

Undoing Depression teaches us how to replace depressive patterns with a new and more effective set of skills. We already know how to "do" depression - and we can learn how to undo it. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought about this painful disease, O'Connor offers new hope - and new life -f or sufferers of depression.

©2010 Richard O'Connor (P)2010 Audible, Inc

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    John Pickerington, OH, United States 01-07-11
    John Pickerington, OH, United States 01-07-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Eye & Mind Opening!"

    I very highly recomend this excellent book to anyone who is suffering from depression or, has close friends or family with this illness. This book is so well nariated that it is very easy to digest. It is so easy to listen to and very hard to turn off for a nap. What makes this book so entertaining & enlightening is that the author himself is also a sufferer and he has many years in medical experience working with so many patients having varying degrees of depression that the book is totally believable. You can actually feel the sincerity & compassion in the authors voice as he so tenderly reads. Very well done. I am in debt to this kind person. wagnernd

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Summer ODESSA, MO, United States 04-08-11
    Summer ODESSA, MO, United States 04-08-11 Member Since 2011
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    "IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!"

    I cried at a few different spots in this book. "THAT'S ME! THAT"S ME! THAT'S ME!" and "YES OF COURSE!......"

    This is a must read for anyone depressed or if a loved one is depressed. It gives you proven tools and things you can do TODAY to get better. It explains depression very well and I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before hand. I learned about characteristics of myself that were related to my depression that I had no idea were related.

    The narrorator (who happens to be the author) is very easy to listen too.

    I have suffered from severe depression for 10 years and this book gave me new HOPE and EMPOWERMENT!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you do or even think you might suffer from depression get this book. It might save your life.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina Madison, AL, United States 01-03-12
    Kristina Madison, AL, United States 01-03-12

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    "Great for UNDERSTANDING Depression"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The title of this book is a little misleading. This book is best for someone who is working or living with someone depressed. I'd also recommend this book to individuals who are interested in majoring in psychology/psychiatry.


    Do you think Undoing Depression needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, this book would be an excellent supplemental book. I'd like O'Conner to provide a book that directly caters to depressives. He intertwines great techniques, but it is done in an indirect manner. For example, O'Conner provides an ample amount of information from medical research, but doesn't provide direct information on HOW to accomplish positive results in an organized or step by step manner. A workbook or a reference book would be great way to resolve this problem. I'd love to see O'Conner provide a book the specifically provides direct steps to assist depressives with meditation, exercise techniques, diet, defective thought processes, interacting with others etc.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Vinit FREMONT, CA, United States 10-25-11
    Vinit FREMONT, CA, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2011
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    "It really helps."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Undoing Depression to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gives you a reason for every feeling you feel and you discover that it is normal.


    Have you listened to any of Richard O'Connor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It gave me tremendous insight.


    Any additional comments?

    I would really recommend it to anyone fighting with depression. It is really effective.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David United States 01-14-12
    David United States 01-14-12
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    "Inspiring hearing in the author's voice"

    The book seemed like an extended coaching-therapy session. I particularly enjoyed hearing it in the author's voice which seemed particularly authentic and encouraging. The words and advice here are helpful for anyone, with great life insights that can help make the most out of every moment of our lives.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 11-25-11
    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 11-25-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Maybe if I had listened to more of it"

    I tried to listen to this book. I believed that if I listened to it I would be better able to come to grips with my depression and to overcome it. But I just couldn't listen to it. I don't know what it was, but something about the book actually made me feel worse.

    The author has been thru a horrible depression and apparently came out on the other side, and may the Gods bless him for all he's been thru and for his efforts to help others in similar circumstances. But we are each unique, and this book was not for me.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sarah aventura, fl, United States 10-29-13
    sarah aventura, fl, United States 10-29-13
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    "It helped me ALOT!"
    Would you listen to Undoing Depression again? Why?

    This book is an excellent source and reference to understanding depression. The author writes in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and empathize with. This book opened my eyes.


    What did you learn from Undoing Depression that you would use in your daily life?

    Skills to understand others and to have an open mind towards depression.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased both the audible and ebook after stumbling across excerpts from this book on a google search that almost exactly explained myself and how I have been feeling and acting throughout life. I felt so understood and was curious about how to improve my situation. But first I needed to understand....and this is the book that helped me with that first step.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Burlington, IA, United States 03-28-13
    Matt Burlington, IA, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting Read."
    What did you like best about Undoing Depression? What did you like least?

    I liked the fact that this book talks about options other than meds for depression.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Eugene, OR, United States 11-14-12
    Barbara Eugene, OR, United States 11-14-12
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    "A Comprehensive Resource"

    This is a treasure trove for any and everything you'd like to know about depression. It's written in layman's terms. There is an abundance of research presented. Best of all, the author himself has experienced depression, so he knows what he's talking about. I am slogging my way through a major episode of depression at this time, so I understand what people mean when they say, "Listening to this book made me feel depressed/worse." While the information is bleak in nature, the author also expresses an attitude of hope, and stresses again and again that recovery is possible.

    All of that being said, while I give the author his props, another narrator would have worked better for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marty Denver, CO, United States 10-30-12
    Marty Denver, CO, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2010

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    "A thorough, practical guide"
    Would you listen to Undoing Depression again? Why?

    Yes. For those who are or have been depressed, this is a very important book. One that merits careful study. Given the depth of this presentation, both reading and listening to this book is probably required to truly understand and take in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    On the question of the author's presentation I am biased toward author read books. It takes a while to get used to Dr. O'Connor's presentation - but clearly he believes in what and knows what he is saying. These facets shine through again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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