By Therese J. Borchard
This book is part memoir, part self-help. It describes Borchard’s experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders.
By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone.
Comprised of four sections and 21 chapters, Beyond Blue covers a wide range of topics including:
- poor body image
- postpartum depression
- alternative medicine
- managing anxiety
- applying lessons from therapy
Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious. 258 pages. Hardcover. 2010.