People affected by depression tell me this is the most powerful and helpful book ever written on the topic. I keep meeting people who say this book changed their lives.' - Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2Do you have depression?Firstly, stop blaming yourself.Secondly, don't struggle on alone - read this book instead. It has helped thousands of people just like you.Dr Tim Cantopher knows two essential truths about depression and depressive illness. One: it's strong people who are most vulnerable to it; people whose standards are high, whose ethics are powerful, who want their lives to be meaningful. Strong people, like you.Two: depression is a physical illness, and this book explains just that. Depressive Illness will explain all the above in detail, and more importantly, give you effective ways to get well and stay well. It covers symptoms, what to do when you get ill, medication, recovery, lifestyle changes, psychotherapy and problem-solving skills, including mindfulness. Most of all, take heart - people recover from depressive illness and remain mentally well, and you can, too.