The new book But You LOOK Just Fine: Unmasking Easily Concealed Mood and Anxiety Disorders takes a deeper look at people living with mood disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, panic disorders and seasonal affective disorder.
These disorders can easily appear one way to people on the outside, but feel very different to the person who suffers with it.
Discussing the unique social impact of these disorders
This new book by Sahar Abdulaziz, MS, and Carol Sveilich, MA, offers candid counsel and acts as a user-friendly guide to men and women living with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, eating disorders and many other “invisible” mood disorders.
The book goes over a lot of topics that have been ignored by other books: when to disclose to people you know, dating, looking one way but feeling another, the impact of the disorders on an entire family, intimacy, employment and career situations, treatment options, spirituality, young people, old people, and the connection between pain and depression.
There is also advice on how to help someone with a mood disorder. While the book serves as good advice for people who suffer from these mood disorders, the book is particularly helpful to mental healthcare providers who often must deal with distorted outward perceptions of a person while trying to determine what is going on in his head and how he really feels.
Supportive stories from people who are living with mood disorders
The book includes a remarkable series of personal portraits and telling profiles in the final chapter, sharing the stories of men and women who live with various mood disorders and mental health challenges.
These stories serve as a valuable reminder to those facing depression that they are not alone. They also serve everyone else by reminding them that people who are suffering greatly can be any stranger in a crowd or even a person in your family or intimate circle of friends
But You LOOK Just Fine is available at Barnes & Noble or through Amazon.com.