Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index.
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Inner reflections -- What is depression? -- Who gets depressed? -- What are the symptoms of depression? -- Is suicide a sin? -- Are grief reactions the same as depression? -- What causes depression? -- Is genetics a good excuse? -- How deep do the roots of depression run? -- What are the primary sources of emotional pain? -- Do "nice guys" finish last? -- Can depression be acted out? -- What precipitating stresses bring on depression? -- What are the personality dynamics that lead to depression? -- How can one overcome depression? -- Are there some basic guidelines for a happy life? -- How do you handle anger? -- When are medication and hospitalization advantageous? -- How do you handle anxiety? -- How do you find lifelong happiness?
Explores the complex relationship between spiritual life and psychological health and then spells out basic steps for recovering from depression and maintaining a happy, fulfilling life.