This book helps you to distinguish depression from similar looking, 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 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 moral.
"Catholic psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty provides readers with a fresh and extremely useful guide to understanding depression, in the context of faith and science, and he highlights proven avenues to discover genuine hope and healing in the journey." -- "Catholic Business Journal" "Endorsement"
"Dr. Kheriaty will give you sound physical, psychological and spiritual reasons for hope--important reasons which will make it easier to stay the difficult course." -- Jeff Mirus, President of CatholicCulture.org "Personal Endorsement"
"This is a very well written book and it is recommended to those who have depression and to the interested non-medical reader." -- "Catholic Medical Quarterly" "Personal Endorsement"