The Book of Feeling Blue

Gwendoline Smith

The internationally bestselling author of The Book of Overthinking explains what’s going on when you’re feeling down, describes depression in all its forms, and offers advice on how best to sort your life when you feel like this.

How do you know if you’re just feeling a bit sad or if you are depressed? What level of sadness is ‘normal’? How do you work out what’s going on when you feel down? What kinds of treatment are available? How do you help a family member or friend who is depressed?

Psychologist Gwendoline Smith answers these questions and many more. In addition she specifically explains post-natal blues and depression; depression in children, teens and older people; depression in relation to gender and sexuality; and Covid blues.

She covers the full range of treatment options, from psychiatry through to natural therapies.

With her characteristic humorous approach, examples and anecdotes, Gwendoline Smith offers powerful strategies for addressing these issues.

Based on cognitive behavioural therapy, The Book of Feeling Blue will help you understand depression and learn how to treat it. Her knowledge is based on much research, and both clinical and personal experience of depression.

Self-help & personal development

Gwendoline Smith

Gwendoline Smith B Soc Sci, M Soc Sci (hons), Dip Clin Psych is a clinical psychologist, speaker, blogger and the author of bestselling books The Book of Overthinking, The Book of Knowing and The Book of Angst. She also goes by the name Dr Know.

Allen & Unwin

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The Book of Feeling Blue
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