Books on Depression

If you would like to find out more we recommend reading these books, which are available for free in Hammersmith & Fulham libraries:

Manage your mood: how to use behavioural activation techniques to overcome depression by David Veale and Rob Wilson

Overcoming Depression: a self-help guide using cognitive-behavioural techniques by Paul Gilbert

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Books on Anxiety

If you want to find out some more we recommend these books, which are all available for loan from Hammersmith & Fulham libraries:

Overcoming anxiety a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Helen Kennerly.

An introduction to coping with anxiety by Brenda Hogan and Lee Brosan.

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Books General

Manage Your Mind: The Mental Health Fitness Guide by Gillian Butler and Tony Hope

This is an excellent book outlining seven common sense strategies to help people maintain mental fitness (e.g. problem solving, keeping things in perspective, building self-confidence and self-esteem) with additional chapters on depression, anxiety, worry, relationships and breaking habits.

There is a book series knows as the ‘Overcoming’ range, which provides excellent advice based on cognitive-behavioural therapy. All of these books are listed on the website and are available online through Amazon and in lots of bookshops and some local libraries.

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These are quite detailed books written by experts in specific problem areas. They also produce booklet “courses” which are shorter and simpler guides.

The range covers many areas including:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Social Anxiety and Shyness
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Sexual Problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Mood Swings
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Anger and Irritability
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Problems
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Your Smoking Habit
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating
  • Problem Drinking
  • Relationship Problems


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