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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression
The Breakthrough Integrative Approach

by Michael B. Schachter, MD, with Deborah Mitchell

      Depression strikes many Americans at different ages or life situations. Until recently, depression was one of those topics not talked about openly. Dr. Schachter's new book brings us a new perspective on treating depression and offers natural treatment alternatives out of the medical closet. His book outlines and explores diet, physical exercise and meditation therapies that can greatly ease depressive personalities without the proverbial medication. Written in a common sense and easy-to-understand style, the author, along with Deborah Mitchell, lays out the basics of determining if you are depressed, what could be the cause of your depression and how nutrient imbalances could be the root of this wide-spread malady. The book offers extensive information on how the body's chemical imbalance could be the root-cause of feeling down for extended periods of time.

Chapter ten: Up with Life is one of my favorites in this book. Simple, low-cost and common sense, but over-looked in our cure-everything-with-a-pill culture, ways to start you on the path out of depression are detailed. Visualization, light therapy, yoga, massage, meditation and relaxation therapies are described in detail, along with ways to implement them. Sleep difficulties are often a symptom of depression, and within this purpose-driven chapter are ways to make sure you receive a good night's sleep, without waking up and not being able to fall back to sleep. Overall an excellent book that empowers those with depression to look beyond pharmaceutical treatments.

The Book

Warner Wellness
November 2006
Non-Fiction - Health
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The Reviewer

Mark Nash
Reviewed 2006
NOTE: Reviewer Mark Nash is the author of Fundamentals of Marketing for the Real Estate Professional, Starting & Succeeding in Real Estate, Reaching Out: The Financial Power of Niche Markeing, and 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home.
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