Living with Depression by Deborah Serani Book Tour & Giveaway! {Ends 11/3/23}

Oct 10, 2023 | 1 comment

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Book Details:

Living with Depression by Deborah Serani
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 254 pages
Genre: Self-Help, Psychology
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release date: September 11, 2023
Tour dates: October 9 to October 27, 2023
Content Rating: PG: Trigger issues like suicide and non suicidal self injury. Choice words used but rarely.

Book Description:

In the fully updated second edition of Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. However, since the first edition was published, much has changed in the landscape of depression including diagnostic aspects, new disorders, treatments and research, and Deborah Serani covers it all. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. There is no other book that offers what Living with Depression – giving readers a dual perspective of what it’s like to know depression as a clinician and as a patient.
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Review By LAWonder10:

‘Living With Depression’ by Deborah Serani is an informative book. The first pages shared her personal experiences before seeking help. I feel this was a key part of her book. Many youth, as well as adults, experience similar feelings unable to find help.

Later in her book, the author discusses getting help. She mentioned the key problem in the United States and that is cost and lack of insurance coverage. Many can eventually manage their own psychological problems once they understand and discover the steps to do so and function in the present. However, if insurance covers the psychology treatment, it is usually for a very few visits, but mostly not at all. Therefore no matter how much a person needs help, professional help is not an option, especially since the professionals chase such a large fee for each visit.

However, the author suggests outside of the U.S. it is better. I have lived outside of the U.S. for a period of time. The people I have met from Canada, Scotland and the Philippines all claim the quality of healthcare depends on how much money you make. Those with money can be moved to the top of the list pushing others back. I know of a lady with lesser means who died of cancer before she could be treated. She had waited a year. I know of a couple who retired from well-known establishments who were waiting for medical treatment and it had been months before they could get treatment. In the U.S. they would be regarded as middle class, in Scotland they were on the brink of poverty just from paying taxes and utilities. They could not pay for the “free” medical treatment. Most of whom we associated with were of the same opinion as to who received true”free” aid. I think that “cost” is the main problem in most countries.

The author covered the various types of depression, medications, supplements and dealing with insurance companies in the U.S., plus other informative points in her book. It also ends with a list of well-known individuals who deal with some type of mental illness, a glossary and personal notes.

The only negatives are, that I feel it could have been organized better, plus I feel it was wordy to the point of being too repetitious in some ways.

The hardcopy has an eye-catching cover and the title is fitting. The book is made of quality material inside and outside.

I offer a Four-Stars rating.

*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Meet the Author:

Dr. Deborah Serani is a psychologist, professor and an award-winning author, writing about psychological issues. Serani has books published in several genres including non-fiction, self-help, children’s picture books and fiction.

Connect with the author: ~ goodreads website ~twitter ~facebook ~ instagram 

Tour Schedule:

Oct 9 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Oct 9 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Oct 10 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Oct 10 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 11 – The Sexy Nerd Revue – book spotlight
Oct 12 –fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Oct 16 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 17 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Oct 18 –Books With a Chance – book review / giveaway
Oct 19 – @lovemybooks2020 – book review
Oct 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Black Coffee Brown Cow – book review
Oct 23 –Country Mamas With Kids – book review
Oct 24 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 25 –Just Another Mother With Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Enter to win LIVING WITH DEPRESSION by Deborah Serani, signed by the author (one winner/USA only) (ends Nov 3)

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  1. Dr. Deb

    Thank you so much for being part of my book tour!

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