Books for Depression

The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions-Today by Julia Ross (Penquin, 2003).

Explores the connection between depression and various nutrient deficiencies.  This book emphasizes natural ways of healing the body and mind.

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom by Henry Emmons and Rachel Kranz (Fireside, 2006).


The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition, and the Psychology of Mindfulness (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Henry Emmons (New Harbinger, 2012).

The Chemistry of Joy and the companion workbook are wonderfully written books that explore the different kinds of depression, how to treat them.

Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety by Seth J. Gillihan PhD (Althea Press, 2016).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the best treatments for depression.  If you are not able or willing to seek counseling, try this book to learn some practical and effective strategies to retrain your brain.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic and Worry by Seth J. Gillihan, PhD (Althea Press, 2018)

A simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.

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