Elaine Iljon Foreman

  • There are many forms of anxiety disorder, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks, Phobias (including social anxiety), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acute Stress Disorder. Even in their most mild forms, these disorders can be troubling and exhausting - at worst they can severely disable a person's ability to function in day-to-day life. Severe anxiety and phobic disorders affect 18% of the UK population. (nopanic.org.uk) Symptoms of anxiety range from the mental and emotional - depression, having difficulty concentrating, losing patience easily - to the physical - excessive thirst, headaches, pins and needles, and more (www.bbc.co.uk) Often the problem is self-feeding - people try to keep things under control whilst simultaneously worrying about being anxious all the time, and the cycle goes on. Psychotherapy, medication and self help are the key treatments for anxiety - however, as many people either don't have access to, or choose not to take, professional treatment, self help is the key for a majority of sufferers. A Dummies book on the subject will present the facts without the jargon, and help people find the trustworthy guidance they need.

  • Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression (bbc.co.uk) - that's approximately 12 million people. Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research by the BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving any form of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggests that self-help is often a preferred course of action. Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practical methods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression for those readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who want to know more about the illness before they seek professional medical guidance, or for those who are just curious about depression and what it means. Overcoming Depression For Dummies: Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists and provides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercises and ways to implement positive psychology methods Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, to help make those vital first steps towards a happier life Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety of prescription medication and complementary therapies available, including their effectiveness and side effects Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking for straightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parents of those suffering from depression wanting to better understand the condition and find out how they can help.

  • Anxiety and depression affect over 10% of the population.  They can become debilitating conditions if not managed carefully so there are thousands of people looking for advice on how to keep their symptoms under control.  Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies provides readers with practical exercises and worksheets to help them analyse their thinking patterns and overcome the issues that are holding them back.  The workbook format is ideal for those wanting to track their progress and make positive changes to both their mental and physical health. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries
    Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change
    Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods  Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy
    Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way
    Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts
    Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective
    Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy
    Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance
    Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise
    Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure
    Chapter 12: Just Do It! - Tackling Life's Problems Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body
    Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route
    Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication Part V: Revitalising Relationships
    Chapter 15: Working on Relationships
    Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse
    Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive Part VII: The Part of Tens
    Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources
    Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips