Good Mood: The New Psychology of Overcoming Depression

Julian L. Simon (see also vita, bio, and writings)
College of Business and Management, University of Maryland, College Park
*"Conquering Depression, Enjoying Life"
*"An Integrated Cognitive Theory Of Depression"
*How to Read this Book
*Part I: Why do People Get Depressed?
The Causal Basis of the New Happiness Formula
*Chapter 1
The Nature of the Trouble and the Forms of Help
*Chapter 2
What is Depression? How Does it Feel to be Depressed?
*Chapter 3
Negative Self-Comparisons, Combined with a Helpless Feeling, Are the Proximate Cause of Depression
*Chapter 4
The Mechanisms That Make a Depressive
*Chapter 5
The Hand of the Past in Depression
*Chapter 6
The Creation and Collapse of Values
*Chapter 7
And the Finger of the Day
*Chapter 8
What Are Your Dimensions?
*Chapter 9
The Rewards of Depression
*Part II
Using the New Happiness Formula to Cure Depression
*Chapter 10
Introducing Self-Comparisons Cognitive Therapy
*Chapter 11
Planning and Executing a Strategy Against Your Depression
*Chapter 12
Improving Your Numerator
*Chapter 13
Sweetening Your Denominator
*Chapter 14
Change Your Dimensions
*Chapter 15
The Sound of A Numerator Clapping
*Chapter 16
Religious Conversion Can Cure Depression
*Chapter 17
Ways To Stop Feeling Helpless And Hopeless
*Chapter 18
Values Therapy: A New Systematic Approach for Tough Cases
*Chapter 19
Values Therapy and Religious Despair
*Chapter 20
Summing Up
*"A Brief Manual of Ways to Overcome Depression"
*Appendix A
Background Information for Researchers and Practitioners
*Appendix B
Relationship of Self-Comparisons Analysis to Other Theory
*Appendix C
Schematic Diagram of the Causation of Depression
*Appendix D
Tests of the Efficacy of Therapy

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