Dealing with depression isn’t easy. You can’t simply ‘get over it’ or ‘snap out of it’. Luckily, you can always depend on literary creations to make dealing with depression slightly easier.

To start reading, you must first choose the right book. The best books on dealing with depression are usually the ones that talk about the condition in a straight-forward manner. These books on depression aren’t going to help you deal with it overnight, they will give you a better perspective in understanding your condition and emerging into a stronger human being from it.

These 5 books on Depression to easy your journey in overcoming depression –

  1. The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon 

2. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns

3. The Happiness Trap: How To Stop Struggling And Start Living by Russ Harris

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 4. Self Compassion: The Proven Power Of being Kind To Yourself by Kristin Neff

5. The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

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Was recommended this book by a client and found it very insightful so I am recommending it to you all! . . . “…it pointed to an alternative approach, a ‘negative path’ to happiness, that entailed taking a radically different stance towards those things that most of us spend our lives trying to avoid. It involved learning to enjoy uncertainty, embracing insecurity, stopping trying to think positively, becoming familiar with failure, even learning to value death. In short, all these people seemed to agree that in order to be truly happy, we might actually need to be willing to experience more negative emotions—or, at the very least to learn to stop running quite so hard from them.” -Oliver Burkeman . . . . . #oliverburkeman #theantidote #book #stoicism #therapist #psychologist #lifeadvice #embraceweakness #marriageadvice #weakness #therelationalexperience

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Depression is a serious disorder, and you can’t just shrug it off as ‘feeling sad’. If you are thinking about gifting these books on depression to a loved one, make sure they are used as a secondary form of guidance through depression.

Disclaimer – Team Social Ketchup doesn’t recommend using these books as a first-line of treatment in depression.