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The Mood Gym: Overcoming depression with CBT and other effective therapies

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Published by Vermilion, part of Ebury Publishing

Format: Paperback


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EAN: 9780091929169
Published: 6 Jan 2011


About the book


All of us feel anxious from time to time, but for one in six people in the UK chronic depression can become unbearable and severely disrupt everyday life. The Mood Gym is an interactive programme designed for those who would like to manage existing negative emotions and prevent mental health problems in the future.

Drawing on the latest research and based on two proven techniques - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy - this unique guide will:
- assess your mood and anxiety levels through interactive quizzes
- help you to change unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour
- offer proven coping strategies to help you deal with depression and let you enjoy your life once more
- outline complementary therapies, such as relaxation and meditation, to assist you in your recovery

The Mood Gym is a unique guide that will help you feel better.

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What the critics say

Moodgym is particularly popular with people in rural areas who might not have access to professionals trained in CBT
- Sydney Morning Herald

Researchers at the Australian National University, Canberra, found that therapeutic websites can be as effective as visits to a psychotherapist...Patients improved after referral to MoodGym, a behaviour therapy site
- The Times

About the Authors

Professor Helen Christensen is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. She has over 250 research publications and is listed in the top 1 per cent in the field of psychiatry/psychology internationally.

Professor Kathleen Griffiths is co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University and Director of the Depression & Anxiety Consumer Research Unit. Her research focuses on the use of the Internet as a self-help tool for improving mental health and developing programmes for reducing the stigma associated with depression.

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