This breakthrough workbook shows readers who suffer from depression and manic depression how to identify their personal symptom profile and create a customized self-help intervention program. The book examines the multiple causes and symptoms of depression and allows readers to devise their own depression map, a personalized treatment program that combines the most effective methods available today. Included are guidelines and exercises for analyzing outside help, enhancing lifestyle, assessing biochemical and physical approaches, controlling thoughts and emotions and managing stress. Paterson also includes a chapter on gaining the motivation necessary to set reasonable goals and get better. Paterson's depression-mapping program has proven so successful that it has been taught to 200 agencies all over the world. Because it focuses on the individual's personality and lifestyle, recovery rates are high and recidivism is dramatically reduced.