Item description for Coping with Depression by Siang-Yang Tan & John Carl Ortberg...
Overview Offers a Christian perspective on understanding the nature of depression, simple techniques to deal with it, and determining whether outside help is needed. Original.
Publishers Description Nineteen million Americans suffer from depression each year It can strike anyone, and being a Christian does not exempt you. But help is here. Understanding the ABCs of emotional life-Affect, Behavior, and Cognition-can shed light on the causes of depression. In this revised and updated edition of Coping with Depression, the authors look carefully at the ABCs, showing how your thoughts affect the way you feel and describing how each dimension is linked with depression. They balance the spiritual dimension of approaching depression with the most recent scientific research and offer highly practical and proven strategies for coping. If you suffer from depression or know someone who does, you will find encouragement and help in this reassuring book. "Tan and Ortberg educate and edify. They build on state-of-the-science understanding, state-of-the-treatment tips from therapy, and state-of-the-spirit nurture of the whole person. The result: an educational and uplifting book to guide people out of depression."-Everett L. Worthington Jr., Ph.D., chair of psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University "Coping with Depression is a spiritually sensitive, scientifically informed, and highly practical resource for people struggling with depression and those who would seek to understand and help them."-Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D., provost, Wheaton College Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is a graduate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as senior pastor of First Evangelical Church of Glendale. John Ortberg (M.Div., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat and Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801064910 ISBN13 9780801064913
Availability 0 units.
More About Siang-Yang Tan & John Carl Ortberg
Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as senior pastor of First Evangelical Church of Glendale in Southern California. He is the author of Lay Counseling and Rest and the coauthor of Disciplines of the Holy Spirit. John Ortberg (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the best-selling author of The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. He serves as a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Northern California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Coping with Depression?
A good place to start Jul 11, 2009
This is a good place to start for Christians who may be experiencing depression. It gives a good description of what depression is and isn't, some helpful means of coping with causes of depression and ways of getting relief and some valuable references to other sources of help. It's not a comprehensive guide, but it is a good book to start with, especially for people in the early stages of depression or with relatively mild symptoms. It's a good book for pastors to read and use in their counseling since they may be the first person that depressed people turn to for help. There is good advice in here about how they can help people with milder cases and when people with more serious depression need to be referred to other professionals for help.