Managing the Depression Puzzle

Book Review – Managing The Depression Puzzle — Food.for.Thoughts

If you know Ashley from her blog MentalHealth@Home, you’ll be already familiar with her no-nonsense and straight to the point writing style. Her latest book, ‘Managing the Depression Puzzle’ is a short one, 124 pages, but is packed full of information about, you guessed it, depression. The book is written in short chapters which makes […]Book… Continue reading Book Review – Managing The Depression Puzzle — Food.for.Thoughts

book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson
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Struggling With Depression During the Pandemic?

Pandemic living is tough for a lot of people.  For anyone predisposed to depression, it has the potential to be even harder. Occasionally, depression can be relatively simple to deal with, but unfortunately, that's rarely the case.  For most of us, it's a matter of cobbling together as many strategies as possible to get through… Continue reading Struggling With Depression During the Pandemic?

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Somatic Treatments for Depression

One of the chapters in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is focused on somatic treatments for depression, which involve the application of energy to the brain.  These types of treatment are used less commonly than medications or therapy, but they do have a role to play, particularly when it comes to treatment-resistant depression.… Continue reading Somatic Treatments for Depression

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Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

One of the things I talk about in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is the idea of differentiating between illness treatment strategies and wellness promotion strategies.  I think it's a distinction that applies to mental illness in general.  So what's the difference? Illness treatment I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but… Continue reading Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

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Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

Some people claim that vitamins and minerals can cure serious mental illness.  That's not what I'm talking about here.  While in general, there's not a ton of research funding for supplements and herbal products, there are a number of supplements that do have some research evidence to support their effectiveness in depression. For people with… Continue reading Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

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Managing Mental Illness Requires More Than One Tool

It would be nice if treating mental illness was as simple as popping a pill and carrying on with life.  But of course life (and mental illness) doesn't work that way.  Managing a chronic mental illness means drawing on multiple different tools and trying to build up the toolbox as much as possible. Earlier in… Continue reading Managing Mental Illness Requires More Than One Tool

book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson
Managing the Depression Puzzle, Mental health

Managing the Depression Puzzle is Now Available!

My new baby is now out in the world!  Managing the Depression Puzzle takes a holistic view of how to deal with depression – holistic in the sense that it covers a whole whack of things.  The idea is to give you a bunch of different pieces that you can pick from to put together… Continue reading Managing the Depression Puzzle is Now Available!