**About:**

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*Therese Borchard may be one of the frankest, funniest people on the planet. That, combined with her keen writing abilities has made her Beliefnet blog, Beyond Blue, one of the most trafficked blogs on the site.*

BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone.

Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.

BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone.

Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.

*Visit ThereseBorchard.com*

And check out Therese Borchard's daily blog on Beliefnet.com and the HuffingtonPost.com

Follow @ThereseBorchard on Twitter."

And check out Therese Borchard's daily blog on Beliefnet.com and the HuffingtonPost.com

Follow @ThereseBorchard on Twitter."

**Review:**

Beyond Blue by Therese Borchard is a one of the best Self Help books on depression I have ever read. The book is straight forward and honest about depression never loosing site of society's views on the disease itself. Beyond Blue is a caring, honest, often humorous, sometimes emotional look at life from a survivor of depression. Therese boldly talks of her battles with depression sharing her time spent in mental hospitals, counseling, and despair. Therese shares her no nonsense view on treating depression with a solid foundation of her research from holistic healing to medication to shock therapy. Therese tried it all and she shares her story with a whit and courage that is often times infectious. I would recommend this book if you are questioning depression in your life or the life of someone you love.

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