Where hundreds of millions of people suffer from depression in various degrees of severity, help is needed. Much research on the neurology, biology, and chemical aspects of this ‘disorder’ has been done in the past decades. For Depression and the Immature Romance: The Secret Inner Battle of the Depressed Mind, Roman Gelperin BA, stayed with the outdated DSM IV manual and good old Sigmund Freud. Rather than taking pills or visiting a psychologist, the book’s a self-help guide for introspection, explanation of what happens and how you could reproach the stressors and situation that caused the depression to occur.
The first-hand experience makes the book relatable to readers, breaking self-blame loops and inhibited thinking may be helpful with mild attacks. Rather surprising is sadness and depression in animals. For more serious treatment or complex situations rather visit your doctor or psychologist instead of Amazon.com.
About the author
Roman Gelperin is an author, biographer, philosopher, and forever a student of the human mind. Roman holds a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Roman has written a pair of non-fiction books—Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness; and Depression and the Immature Romance—and is currently in the final stages of Self-Actualizing People in History: a psycho-biographical analysis of Abraham Maslow, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ayn Rand, Albert Einstein, and—notably—himself.
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.