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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the most respected cognitive therapists in the world and is known internationally as a leading writer and speaker in this revolutionary field. He is the Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City; and Past President of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is 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 has been featured in 'The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek', 'Psychology Today, The Washington Post, Women's Health, Self', and 'USA Today.' His media appearances include '20/20, Good Morning America,' and 'The Early Show.'