Little, Brown and Company
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of the Darkened Room
When a Parent is Depressed, Protecting
the Children and Strengthening the Family
R. Beardslee, M. D.
This book presents a smart and healthy
approach to helping families deal with depression and contends that
the procedure in helping depressed parents needs to be longer than
the ten-week session that most insurance companies pay for now.
In the world of HMOs and fast-care for mental illnesses, this book
looks at families over a period of several years.
looks at the procedure of getting help for the parent who is depressed
and slowly bringing in the family when the depressed parent is ready.
It asks the family members to have open and honest conversations
with each other. Also included are several stories about real families
who have experienced this approach for a number of years and have
succeeded in getting the depressed parent help with their mental
is probably one of the best approaches with providing the person
who is depressed with ongoing family support.