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The Resource Undercurrents : a therapist's reckoning with her own depression, Martha Manning

Undercurrents : a therapist's reckoning with her own depression, Martha Manning

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Undercurrents : a therapist's reckoning with her own depression
Title
Undercurrents
Title remainder
a therapist's reckoning with her own depression
Statement of responsibility
Martha Manning
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Depression transformed Martha Manning from a happy, healthy, and successful wife, mother, professor, and psychotherapist who "lived with the innocent arrogance that [her] life was the simple product of [her] effort, will, and design" to a sleepwalker haunted by thoughts of suicide, "a house of cards, held precariously by the fragile conspiracy of wind, weight, and angle."
  • Undercurrents chronicles this transformation through Manning's startlingly funny, deeply affecting, and always honest journal entries. Outlining the depths and dimensions of severe clinical depression, Manning's quick wit and razor-sharp powers of observation allow us to laugh at and empathize with the mounting disarray in her life: insurmountable household clutter, nightly insomnia, manic, caffeine-fueled efforts to meet deadlines. We understand her terror as she evaluates a new patient only to realize that she herself meets all of the textbook criteria of depression, and feel her nowhere-to-turn despair as she is forced to acknowledge that the love of her family, the support of her therapist, and the exhaustive drug treatments administered by her psychiatrist are not succeeding in stemming the tide of her disease. Finally, Manning agrees to electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT
  • Notorious for its past abuses, its safety and efficacy open to debate, this controversial treatment becomes her last resort and only hope
Biography type
autobiography
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Manning, Martha
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Manning, Martha
  • Depressed persons
  • Psychotherapists
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Undercurrents : a therapist's reckoning with her own depression, Martha Manning
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780062511843
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) a131820
Label
Undercurrents : a therapist's reckoning with her own depression, Martha Manning
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780062511843
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) a131820

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