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Stories of the black dog

Kelsey L Hegarty
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 400.
Published online: 6 October 2008

This is an inspirational book, useful to people who experience chronic depression. It holds the stories of over 600 people who entered a writing competition, challenged to write about their mood disorder — the black dog. Divided into logical sections, the text moves the reader from the experience of depression through to stories of healing and recovery. Innovatively, friends and family are also included in one section of the book, providing their insights into the difficulties people experience when they have a loved one with depression.

  • Kelsey L Hegarty

  • Department of General Practice and Public Health

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