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The Catholic Guide to Depression & The Catholic Guide to Loneliness (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set
  • The Catholic Guide to Depression
  • A clear, concise, comprehensive presentation on depression
  • The Catholic Guide to Loneliness
  • A powerful look at depression and loneliness that anyone will benefit from

The Catholic Guide to Depression

Countless Christians—including scores of saints—have suffered profound, pervasive sorrow that modern psychiatrists call “depression.” Then, as now, great faith and even fervent spiritual practices have generally failed to ease this wearying desolation of soul.

In these pages, Catholic psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty reviews the effective ways that have recently been devised to deal with this grave and sometimes deadly affliction — ways that are not only consistent with the teachings of the Church, but even rooted in many of those teachings.

Extensive clinical experience treating patients with depression has shown Dr. Kheriaty that the confessional can’t cure neuroses, nor can the couch forgive sin. Healing comes only when we integrate the legitimate discoveries of modern psychology and pharmacology with spiritual direction and the Sacraments, giving particular attention to the wisdom of the Church Fathers and the saints.

Here, with the expert help of Dr. Kheriaty, you’ll learn how to distinguish depression from similarlooking but fundamentally different mental states such as guilt, sloth, the darkness of sin, and the sublime desolation called “dark night of the soul” that is, in fact, a privileged spiritual trial sent to good souls as a special gift from God.

You’ll come to know how to identify the various types of depression and come to understand the interplay of their often manifold causes, biological, psychological, behavioral, cultural, and, yes, moral.

Then you’ll learn about exciting breakthroughs in pharmacological and other medical treatments, the benefits and limitations of psychotherapy, the critical place that spiritual direction must have in your healing, and the vital role that hope — Christian hope — can play in driving out depression.

 

The Catholic Guide to Loneliness

Banish loneliness today – the Catholic way! Here’s a comprehensive guide to loneliness that affords Catholics the deepest possible answers to the growing problem of loneliness in our fragmented, technological modern society.

Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you the remedies – secular and religious – that are most apt to cure this ever more prevalent problem.

You’ll also come to see how to harness loneliness for the service of God and neighbor, and how to bear with grace any residual loneliness you can’t manage to defeat.

Open these wise pages to discover:

  • The simple ABCs of Lonely Thinking
  • The 3 psychological and behavioral components of loneliness
  • Practical techniques to counteract the effects of all 3 of them
  • 30 easy, concrete steps you can take now to conquer your loneliness
  • How to acquire the virtues that immunize you against loneliness; and
  • How to profit from solitude when you must be alone
  • Plus, much more!

Here are scores of lessons about loneliness from ancient solitary monks, modern psychologists, saints like Thomas More and Thomas Aquinas, and Christ Himself – lessons that are guaranteed to uproot forever the weeds of loneliness that are choking out the fruitful life God wants you to have.

 

Dimensions & Specifications:

The Catholic Guide to Depression

  • ISBN: 9781933184760
  • Author: Aaron Kheriaty, MD with Fr. John Cihak, STD
  • Format: Softcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 246

The Catholic Guide to Loneliness

  • ISBN: 9781622824144
  • Pages: 212
  • Format: Softcover
  • Author: Kevin Vost, Psy. D
SKU:
9990682

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The Catholic Guide to Depression & The Catholic Guide to Loneliness (2 Book Set)

$38.90

The Catholic Guide to Depression & The Catholic Guide to Loneliness (2 Book Set)

$38.90