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Audio exclusive on how to overcome loneliness at the end of the book.

If you're suffering from very low mood, you can end up feeling alone, desperately struggling to find a way through - but recovery is possible, and in Making Peace with Depression, best-selling authors Sarah Rayner and Kate Harrison, together with Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, discuss how. They explain that hating or fighting depression can actually prolong suffering, whereas making peace with difficult emotions by compassionately accepting these feelings can restore health and happiness.

Sarah (Making Friends with Anxiety) and Kate (The 5:2 Diet Book) talk with candor, compassion, and humor about lifting low mood and easing symptoms because they’ve both experienced - and recovered from - depression themselves, while Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald draws on his clinical understanding to offer practical advice on treatment options and finding support. 

The book explores: 

  • The different types of depressive illness
  • Where to seek help and how to get a diagnosis
  • The pros and cons of commonly prescribed medications
  • The different kinds of therapy available
  • Why depression can cause so many physical symptoms
  • What to do if you suffer suicidal thoughts
  • How to stop the spiral of negative thinking
  • Evidence-based steps to avoid relapse

Reflecting the latest National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, Making Peace with Depression is a book that doesn't shy away from the distress that depression can cause, yet is surprisingly uplifting overall.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Sarah Rayner, Kate Harrison & Patrick Fitzgerald (P)2018 Sarah Rayner & Kate Harrison

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  • Cassie Reader
  • 16-12-2018

Very helpful

This is such a helpful book. It offers practical advice, has accessible descriptions of the symptoms of depression and uses authentic voices. Recommended.

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  • cfs
  • 05-12-2018

Super book - very useful and comforting

Super book - good research with personalised touch. A must have👍 Will recommend and look forward to next audiobook release from this author.

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  • miss a h chalmers
  • 26-03-2019

Like a hug - but an audiobook

This has helped me emerge from my current depression - thank you for the kindness contained within the narrative.

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  • niamh bonner
  • 09-11-2019

Thoroughly recommend

As someone who suffers from depression I thought I knew a lot about this illness. However this book has helped me identify both behaviour and triggers that don't help. This book is a really useful step by step guide for people who need help identifying their warning signs. It also gives great insight into depression and siluggests useful ways to seek support. I listened to it on audio and found the narrators to be easy to listen to and engaging enough to keep me listening. The extra chapter where 2 of the authors chat about loneliness is really interesting. Highly highly recommend this book for anyone who thinks they are feeling a bit blue or just unsure why they arent feeling themselves.

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  • KateHenderson
  • 14-10-2019

Really useful!

I’ve read/listened to quite a few books about anxiety and depression over the last couple of years. This book, despite being relatively short was incredibly informative. It didn’t necessarily tell me anything new but it was to the point and is a great reminder. It’s definitely audiobook I will keep in my library to refer back to when I need to.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 17-07-2019

Hugely supportive

Huge congratulations must go to all three contributors to this book. They must have worked extremely hard to compile a book that manages to contain an enormous amount of help and support but is only 4 hours. Sorting the wheat from the chaff can't have been easy but they seem to have hit the nail on the head. There was a lot of useful advice and resources, as well as personal experience to draw upon. The conversation between Sarah Rayner and Kate Harrison was particularly poignant and gave plenty of room for thought. A highly worthwhile listen for anyone who either suffers from depression or has friends or loved ones who suffer. This will help both groups understand, empathise and engage in practical matters that will help. Highly recommended.

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  • Lindsay
  • 14-07-2019

Cuppa with an friend

Let’s sit down for a cuppa and a chat with a good friend whilst we talk about depression that’s what this audio book is and I really enjoyed it. It is full of useful things to help you during dark days and hold your hand when you need it.

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