David's inferno My journey through the dark wood of depression

David Blistein

Book - 2013

"David's Inferno combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Author David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care about them. Millions of people suffer from major depressive episodes. All of them want relief but, more importantly, most simply want to know that they are not alone.... With gentle wry humor and a compassionate tone, David's Inferno offers a tale of realization, acceptance, and hope. It is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all forms of therapy as potentially beneficial in the continuum of care"--

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Published
[Hobart, New York] : Hatherleigh Press 2013
©2013
Language
English
Physical Description
xv, 287 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781578264292
1578264294
Main Author
David Blistein (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"David's Inferno combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Author David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on thedarkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care about them. Millions of people suffer from major depressive episodes. All of them want relief but, more importantly, most simply want to know that they are not alone. With gentle wry humor and a compassionate tone, David's Inferno offers a tale of realization, acceptance, and hope. It is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all forms of therapy as potentially beneficial in the continuum of care"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Traces the author's two-year battle with a nervous breakdown while offering contemporary insight into the manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of manic depression, in a compassionate account that shares unbiased advice about the benefits of pursuing a compatible course of therapy. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The author narrates his personal experiences during a two-year period of depression and treatment, describing his therapy and medications and the slow process of recovery.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Combining personal anecdotes with the latest scientific research, this searingly honest memoir sheds new light on the darkness of depressionMillions people suffer from major depressive episodes. All of them want relief but, more importantly, most simply want to know that they are not alone. With gentle wry humor and a compassionate tone, David's Inferno offers a tale of realization, acceptance, and hope. It is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all forms of therapy as potentially beneficial in the continuum of care. Combining intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated; David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care about them. David's Inferno serves as an ideal book for friends and family of those suffering from depression, helping them to better understand what their loved ones are experiencing. “Blistein takes us into the heart of his Inferno and combs through clinical and scientific literature to create a vivid, unforgettable image of this very personal form of hell.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies