Huffington Post Back From The Brink Book Review

Graeme CowanUncategorized

The Back From The Brink book review by Dr Loyd Sederer below originally appeared here. Dr Sederer is the Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health.   ‘Back From the Brink’: A Book Review By Dr. Lloyd Sederer Back From The Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder (2013, New Harbinger Publications) By … Read More

Therese Borchard, Top 10 Depression blogger Reviews Back From The Brink Recommendations

Graeme CowanUncategorized

Therese J Borchard has been nominated as one of 2014’s Top 10 Depression Bloggers . She just posted a review of Back From The Brink. The original review can be viewed here.   Back From the Brink: The Most Effective Treatments for Depression Graeme Cowan suffered through a five-year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he has ever … Read More

Back From The Brink Amazon 5 Star Review Summaries

Graeme CowanUncategorized

This is an edited version of some of the book reviews on Amazon.com   Peter Saad I connected to this book from the get go. The stories of 10 different people – each life different, each suffered in similar ways to what I have. The author’s understanding of what it’s like to be in depression, and what’s it’s like to … Read More

Why Your Diet Can Make Or Break Depression Recovery

Graeme CowanUncategorized

You are what you eat. Almost. While depression isn’t a labelled ingredient found in foods, depression impacts on your diet, which impacts on depression, in a vicious cycle. This is because depression leads to poor motivation and low energy which can fuel and exacerbate the effects of poor eating habits. Poor eating habits lead to weight gain, poor body function, … Read More

People to thank for BACK FROM THE BRINK USA

Graeme CowanUncategorized

They say that a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Mind you, if I’d known it was going to be a thousand miles, I might not have taken that first step, but I’m glad I did. I have many people to thank for making this book a reality. After the success of my two books in … Read More

3 Reasons Why Not All Mental Health Professionals Are Created Equal

Graeme CowanUncategorized

The biggest regret of those who have lived through a depressive or bipolar disorder episode is that they didn’t obtain a rigorous diagnosis and treatment plan early enough.   Lora Inman is one such person, interviewed in my book Back From The Brink. A long-time depression sufferer and passionate mental health advocate, she went for decades without a proper diagnosis … Read More

BOOK REVIEW – DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS: THE CURSE OF THE STRONG

Graeme CowanUncategorized

Depression is suffered by strong people, not weak people. Dr Tim Cantopher’s acclaimed book ‘Depressive Illness: The Curse Of The Strong’ puts a different spin on depression: those who are strong, reliable and responsible and push themselves hard, yet are also sensitive to criticism, are actually the ones who are susceptible. The book breaks down and clearly explains the illness … Read More

Depression Busting Foods

Graeme CowanUncategorized

Nutrition is important. In life generally, and particularly when it comes to tackling depression. But what do you eat, how and why? In a series of articles, I’m going to look at the individual nutritional elements that can help beat depression, and the food sources from which they can be found. This why, you can pick and choose what goes … Read More

Book Review: The Mindful Way Through Depression

Graeme CowanUncategorized

I am a big fan of meditation, and regularly attend meditation retreats as part of my efforts to maintain a healthy, focused and balanced mind. This book – published in 2007 – introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation as a tool for tackling depression. Written by 4 PhDs with extensive experience in the subject area between them, the book and … Read More