Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition

Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition : A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

3.85 (319 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.

A Books on Prescription Title

Break free from the hell of depression

If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.

This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 158 x 198 x 41mm | 498g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849010668
  • 9781849010665
  • 16,272

Review Text

Highly recommended. The Sunday Times
show more

Review quote

A comprehensive approach * Counselling at Work * I strongly recommend this book as a workbook to accompany therapy or as a first choice for bibliotherapy for depressed patients. -- Ed Watkins, Institute of Psychiatry, London * Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy * This is a book that is highly accessible to the intelligent layperson, very readable and extraordinarily useful. -- Robert L. Leahy * Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy * It's an excellent guide to finding the way out of the misery for those affected, their friends and family. * My Weekly * Highly recommended. * The Sunday Times *
show more

About Prof Paul Gilbert

PAUL GILBERT is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Derby and, until his retirement from the NHS in 2016, was consultant clinical psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 40 years with a special focus on the roles of mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which compassion focused therapy was developed. He has written and edited many books on psychology, therapy, and compassion. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health.
show more

Rating details

319 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 31% (99)
4 37% (118)
3 21% (68)
2 8% (25)
1 3% (9)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X