Depression Is a Choice by A.B. Curtiss
Winning the Battle Without Drugs

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While recognizing that in its most extreme forms depression is best treated through pharmaceutical and psychoanalytical intervention, Curtiss argues convincingly that most people can control the syndrome without the use of drugs and without the burden of endless therapy. To illustrate this, she draws from her own experiences with depression, anecdotes from her practice, and a wealth of information about the history of the treatment of depression. This helpful book encourages those people to take responsibility for their symptoms, and gives them the steps they need to fight and win the battle against depression.
 

About A.B. Curtiss

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Curtiss is a licensed family therapist and board-certified cognitive behavioral therapist.
 
Published April 11, 2011 by Hyperion. 444 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Curtiss, a long-time sufferer of manic depression who spent years in therapy before deciding to become a cognitive behavioral therapist, concedes that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, but contends that will-power, not chemicals, is the way to cope with it.

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In overwritten, overlong text, Curtiss (Time of the Wild), a cognitive behavioral therapist, author of children's books and contributing writer to the New York Times, etc., explains how to overcome depression without drugs.

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