Summary of Faith G. Harper's This Is Your Brain on Depression

Summary of Faith G. Harper's This Is Your Brain on Depression

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669358121

Category: Psychology

Page: 15

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Depression is a biochemical learned helplessness response to stress. It is the body’s way of saying nothing I do will help anyway, it all sucks. In this way, depression is similar to anxiety.

This is Your Brain on Depression

This is Your Brain on Depression

Author: Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 9781621061465

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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People who have never been depressed have no idea what it's like. And people who have know all too well how tough depression can be to live with. Dr. Faith explains the brain science behind depression (complete with Zuul references) and talks you through the different options out there for getting better. Because yes there are things you can do to feel good again (including drugs but avoiding spiraling successions of drug cocktails). If you need solid expert advice from someone who can also make you laugh your ass off, this book's for you!

This Is Your Brain on Food

This Is Your Brain on Food

Author: Uma Naidoo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316536806

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 322

Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this "must-read" guide from an expert psychiatrist (Amy Myers, MD). Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond. A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In This Is Your Brain on Food, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues. Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, This Is Your Brain on Food is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.

How to Build a Healthy Brain

How to Build a Healthy Brain

Author: Kimberley Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529348514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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'A practical manual for your brain.' - Dr Megan Rossi, author of Eat Yourself Healthy A groundbreaking science-based guide to protecting your brain health for the long term. Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century. We all know how to take care of our physical health, but we often feel powerless as to what we can do to protect our mental well-being too. How to Build a Healthy Brain is here to help. Written by a passionate advocate for the importance of mental health, Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson draws on the latest research to give practical, holistic advice on how you can protect your brain health by making simple lifestyle choices. With chapters on Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise and Meditation, Kimberley has written an empowering guide to help you look after both your physical and mental well-being. 'Finally, a book that puts the brain at the centre of the health conversation, where it belongs.' - Shona Vertue, author of The Vertue Method 'A psychologist, she runs a successful private clinic in central London, combining therapy with nutrition advice, and has just written her first (excellent) book, How to Build a Healthy Brain, about protecting our mental wellbeing through factors such as diet, sleep and exercise.' - The Times 'I love your book ... it made me equal parts really excited and passionate, and also pretty angry. The science is there but it isn't being translated. This is a huge area that affects us all ... your book is absolutely brilliant at explaining what we can do to look after our brain health.' - Ella Mills on Deliciously Ella: The Podcast

Unfuck Your Brain

Unfuck Your Brain

Author: Faith Harper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1621063046

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 694

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. With humour, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with trauma (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It

Author: Margaret Wehrenberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393706567

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 773

A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your depression, modeled after its best-selling counterpart on anxiety. Why is depression one of the most pervasive of all mental health complaints? What makes the lethargy, mental rumination, loss of concentration, unassuageable negativity, and feelings of inadequacy so stubbornly resistant to treatment and so hard to shake off? What can you do to alleviate your symptoms and move in the direction of full recovery? In order to answer these questions, Margaret Wehrenberg explains, you must first understand your brain. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research presented in a reader-friendly way, Wehrenberg skillfully describes what happens in the brain of a depression sufferer and what specific techniques can be used to alter brain activity and control its range of disabling symptoms. Containing practical, take-charge tips from a seasoned clinician, this book presents the ten most effective strategies for moving from lethargy into action, taking charge of your brain, and breaking free from depression to find hope and happiness.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114689

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 329

View: 655

In this breakthrough US bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. Pioneering neuropsychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen provides convincing evidence that many problems formerly considered psychological, such as anxiety and depression, actually have a biological basis. The good news is that you're not stuck with the brain you're born with. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Amen offers a wealth of surprising - and effective - 'brain prescriptions' that can help heal your brain and change your life.

Unfuck Your Brain Workbook

Unfuck Your Brain Workbook

Author: Faith G Harper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1648410774

Category:

Page:

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Our brains are doing their best, but sometimes they act like real assholes and it can take a lot of work to calm them down. If you're dealing with unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, or addiction, or just feel like your reactions to everyday events aren't what you want them to be, there are tons of tools to help with that. This workbook is packed with exercises for getting extra space between your thinking mind and your instinctive reactions so that you can be more likely to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of daily life. Drawing from many different disciplines, including CBT, DBT, ACT, PTM, and somatic therapies, Dr. Faith Harper brings her signature practicality, humor, and warmth to the project of getting better so you can make friends with your brain and live the life you want.This workbook can stand alone, or be used to accompany the Wall Street Journal bestselling Unfuck Your Brain. Regular people with messy brains can use this book straight off the shelf; additionally, each section includes guidance for clinical professionals, with the worksheets formatted to be easily used in your practice.

Befriend Your Brain

Befriend Your Brain

Author: Acs Acn Harper Phd Lpc-S, Faith

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 1648410383

Category:

Page: 192

View: 894

Do you freak out at small things? Do you yell at people when you don't mean to? Do anxiety and depression sometimes get the better of you? Are you sad, angry, or grieving all the time? Our brains are doing their best to help us out, but sometimes we get hurt instead. With humor and patience, Dr. Faith shows you the science behind why your brain is acting up. You can train your brain to be your friend and help you live a happy, calm, and healthy life. If you have experienced trauma or if you have a hard time feeling good and getting along with other people, this book can help. This is an adaptation of Dr. Faith's bestselling book, which has an R-rated title we won't repeat here, as well language within the book that may be deemed offensive to some people.

Your Brain on Food

Your Brain on Food

Author: Uma Naidoo

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

ISBN: 0316536822

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 336

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond. A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In Your Brain on Food, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues. Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, Your Brain on Food is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.

Change Your Brain Change Your Life

Change Your Brain Change Your Life

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0349413355

Category:

Page: 480

View: 260

In this breakthrough US bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. Pioneering neuropsychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen provides convincing evidence that many problems formerly considered psychological, such as anxiety and depression, actually have a biological basis. The good news is that you're not stuck with the brain you're born with. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Amen offers a wealth of surprising - and effective - 'brain prescriptions' that can help heal your brain and change your life. This book offers simple techniques which will help you to: Quell anxiety and panic; fight depression, curb anger, conquer impulsiveness and stop obsessive worrying.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Author: Sharon Begley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444708837

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 769

This groundbreaking book by a pioneer in neuroscience brings a new understanding of our emotions - why each of us responds so differently to the same life events and what we can do to change and improve our emotional lives. If you believe most self-help books, you would probably assume that we are all affected in the same way by events like grief or falling in love or being jilted and that only one process can help us handle them successfully. From thirty years of studying brain chemistry, Davidson shows just why and how we are all so different. Just as we all have our own DNA, so we each have our own emotional 'style' depending on our individual levels of dimensions like resilience, attention and self-awareness. Helping us to recognise our own emotional style, Davidson also shows how our brain patterns can change over our lives - and, through his fascinating experiments, what we can do to improve our emotional responses through, for example, meditation. Deepening our understanding of the mind-body connection - as well as conditions like autism and depression - Davidson stretches beyond mainstream psychology and neuroscience and expands our view of what it means to be human.