Depression can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, educational level, religion or job status. Many people do not realize how incapacitating this condition can be, yet depression is directly linked to drug abuse, physical illness, absenteeism from work, marital discord and suicide.
Dr. Rich has first-hand experience with this issue as her late husband struggled with depression for most of his life. She has also dealt with numerous clients plagued with sadness throughout her years as a Marriage & Family Therapist. She recounts many personal stories that illustrate her family's battle with this debilitating disorder using humor, warmth and insight to give hope to her readers. Recovery from depression is possible; this book provides a map to take the reader into long-term healing.