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A secret sadness : the hidden relationship patterns that make women depressed / Valerie E. Whiffen.

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  • ISBN: 9781572246928
  • ISBN: 1572246928
  • Physical Description: viii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger ; 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: 2007.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-196).
Formatted Contents Note:
The black dog of depression -- Body & mind -- The process of living is stressful -- The lives of girls & women -- Families : unhappy in their own ways -- Families that hurt : childhood neglect & physical abuse -- Families that hurt : childhood sexual abuse -- When the solution is part of the problem -- Like mother, like child -- Our lives don't change, we change : treatment options.
Summary, etc.:
Examines the often hidden relationship factors that make women depressed, the secret sadness that can last a lifetime. Whiffen shows readers how interpersonal problems can contribute to depression and how working through these underlying issues can help women heal.
Subject: Interpersonal relations > Psychological aspects.
Depression in women > Popular works.

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