The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health : You Don't Have to be Famous to Have Manic Depression Paperback
Get real about depression with "The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health" by Jeremy Thomas and Tony Hughes. "Everything you have always wanted to know about mental health but were afraid to ask". (Stephen Fry). Are you plagued with these questions? - How can i cope when life throws me off course? How can i seek help? How can i support a loved one? Our mental health is at times robust, at times incredibly vulnerable, and always essential to our very being.
This informative and entertaining insider's guide is a rich and truthful exploration of mental health - informative but at the same time full of humour, candour and hope.
The unique combination of dialogue between the authors - one a sufferer from manic depression, the other his doctor - alongside a comprehensive A-Z section, provides a fascinating insight into the subject, and contains a wealth of information on prevention, treatments, and advice on how and where to get help. Topics include: the symptoms of illness, denial, relationships, self-esteem, suicide, creativity, alcoholism and addiction; handled with warmth and humanity throughout. Ultimately, Jeremy Thomas and Tony Hughes hope that "The A-Z Guide to Good Mental Health" will simply help a few people in the same boat.
Jeremy Thomas is a novelist and has written screenplays for television and film.
He lives in West London and Greece with his wife and black Labrador, Ecco.
Dr Tony Hughes is a General Practitioner. After postgraduate hospital work he went to Australia and held a post as senior house officer in psychiatry.
He also lives in West London.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, ill
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/03/2008
- Category: Popular medicine & health
- ISBN: 9780141032177