ISBN 10: 158391286X
ISBN 13: 978-1583912867
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison gives us a way of understanding our depression which matches our experience and which enables us to take charge of our life and change it. Dorothy Rowe shows us that depression is not an illness or a mental disorder but a defence against pain and fear, which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that our life is not what we thought it was.
Depression is an unwanted consequence of how we see ourselves and the world. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life.
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison is for depressed people, their family and friends, and for all professionals and non-professionals who work with depressed people.
About the Author
Australia born, Dorothy Rowe worked as a teacher and child psychologist in Sydney then moved to England to work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and to begin her research into depression. After completing her PhD from Sheffield University she established and headed the Lincolnshire Department of Clinical Psychology for more than a decade. She then decided to devote her time fully to writing, researching and teaching. Her work is concerned with how we create meaning and how we communicate. Dorothy Rowe is consulted by and writes for the full range of national newspapers magazines. She is a consultant for many television programs and appears regularly in television and radio interview phone-ins.