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Beat the Blues Before They Beat You How to Overcome Depression by Robert L. Leahy

Beat the Blues Before They Beat You How to Overcome Depression


Beat the Blues Before They Beat You How to Overcome Depression by Robert L. Leahy

Do you feel plagued by negative thoughts about yourself, overwhelmed by loneliness, paralysed by a fear of failure? If so, you're not alone. The good news is that with effective treatment you can overcome depression - and once you do, you will be better equipped to prevent its recurrence. In this new book world-renowned cognitive therapist and bestselling author Robert Leahy shows how you can alleviate the effects of major depressive disorders. Inside you'll learn how to: - Change your attitude and banish unpleasant, intrusive thoughts. - Redefine your experience through mindful-awareness practices - Develop self-confidence and defeat feelings of fatigue, hopelessness and worthlessness Beat the Blues Before They Beat You is a collection of the most powerful tools in cognitive therapy to help you curb your thoughts and behaviours, so you can begin to feel good again.


If you are depressed or vulnerable to depression, this book is for you. Written by one of the world's leading experts in cognitive-behaviour therapy, it provides a thoughtful and balanced account of depression and how to overcome it using tried and tested strategies. Christopher G. Fairburn, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford Dr Leahy is unique in the mental-health field in his combination of high rigour, accessibility and readability to consumers and clinicians alike. His new book, Beat the Blues Before They Beat You, is the epitome of these qualities and will be of genuine help to those who suffer from depression. Thomas Joiner, distinguished Research Professor and Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology, author of Why People Die from Suicide If you want to be armed against the stresses of everyday life so they don't drag you down, this is an immensely user-friendly manual...Dr Leahy encourages you to be a friend to yourself by countering the self-critical voice with a compassionate one. Red Magazine

About the Author

Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is recognised as one of the most respected cognitive therapists in the world. He is the Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City and a Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Weill-Cornell Medical School. Leahy has written and edited 17 books, including the bestseller The Worry Cure and Anxiety Free.

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Publication date

5th December 2011


Robert L. Leahy

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Hay House UK Ltd


286 pages


Coping with illness & specific conditions
Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem



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