Review: Change Your Thoughts & Free Yourself from Depression: 7 Effective Strategies to end Depression and Start Enjoying Your Life Again by Gustavo Fonte
This book touched me. It's one that tells you what depression is, how to recognize it in yourself, and gives you suggestions to help. As someone who's experienced depression for years on end, I'm glad to say many of the suggestions are things I have figured out over the past few years to help me, and it's really helped me out more than I can describe. Getting ahold of my automatic thoughts is a more recent re-development, and goes along with renewing your mind, something I've always been good at, but as I grow older and started living on my own, I've realized it's getting harder and harder to do, but I keep on. I'm getting better at it again, and reading about it here just reaffirms it.
The most interesting section to me was the cognitive reframing. I've always been good at seeing things from different points of view, but it was really cool to listen to it and actually be able to put it into words.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned and relearned a lot. The way the book is structured is really supportive and encouraging, and that's definitely something worth reading, especially when it comes to a subject like depression. It's great for anyone going through something or for anyone trying to understand more about depression and its symptoms or tells.
5 stars. I believe this book can truly make a difference in everyone's lives.
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