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The Beast: A Journey Through Depression (Paperback)
by Tracy Thompson

"In an eloquent, unflinchingly honest autobiography, a journalist recounts her struggle with depression, which culminated in a terrifying bout with suicide, and her search for an understanding of and a cure for it."--from product description at

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Paperback)
by Andrew Solomon

Undoing Depression
by Richard O'Connor

"For some people, depression has been a part of their experience for so long that they've begun to believe it's what they are. They become experts at 'doing' depression--hiding it, working around it, even achieving great things (but at the price of great struggle, and little satisfaction). In this book, psychotherapist Richard O'Conner shows us how to 'undo' depression, by replacing depressive patterns of thinking, relating, and behaving with a new and more effective set of skills. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought about this painful disease, O'Connor offers new hope--and new life--for depressives."--product description at