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Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fixable, yet despite all of the resources that have been devoted to finding a pharmacological solution, depression remains stubbornly widespread. Why are we losing this fight? In this humane and illuminating challenge to defect models of depression, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg argues that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion. In other words, it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood—and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult—Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Moods, high and low, evolved to compel us to more efficiently pursue rewards. While this worked for our ancestors, our modern environment—in which daily survival is no longer a sole focus—makes it all too easy for low mood to slide into severe, long-lasting depression. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of individuals who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures—and makes a strong case for de-stigmatizing this increasingly common condition. In so doing, Rottenberg offers hope in the form of his own and other patients’ recovery, and points the way towards new paths for treatment.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jonathan Rottenberg
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2014-02-11
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465069736

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A Marine survivor describes swimming for five days in shark infested and carnage filled waters in the greatest catastrophe at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: David Harrell
Publisher: Out of the Depths
Release: 2005
File: 261 Pages
ISBN-13: 1597811661

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Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fixable, yet despite all of the resources that have been devoted to finding a pharmacological solution, depression remains stubbornly widespread. Why are we losing this fight? In this humane and illuminating challenge to defect models of depression, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg argues that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion. In other words, it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood—and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult—Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Moods, high and low, evolved to compel us to more efficiently pursue rewards. While this worked for our ancestors, our modern environment—in which daily survival is no longer a sole focus—makes it all too easy for low mood to slide into severe, long-lasting depression. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of individuals who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures—and makes a strong case for de-stigmatizing this increasingly common condition. In so doing, Rottenberg offers hope in the form of his own and other patients’ recovery, and points the way towards new paths for treatment.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jonathan Rottenberg
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2014-02-11
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465069736

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In the few years since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, evil has become a central theme in the media and human consciousness: the evil of terrorism, the evil of secular culture, concern for poverty, and climate change... Yet different cultures and religious traditions have different ideas of what evil is and what its root causes are. Although there is no massive clash of cultures, many disagreements and also conflicts in the world arise from the deep differences in views of evil.This volume explores religious views of evil. Scholars from different religions and from various parts of the world describe how people probe the depths of evil—and by necessity that of good—from their own background in various worldviews. In their explorations, almost all address the need to go beyond morality, and beyond legalistic definitions of evil and of good. They point to the radical depths of evil in the world and in human society and reinforce our intuition that there is no easy solution. But if we can gain a better understanding of what people from other worldview traditions and cultures consider evil, we are that much closer to a more peaceful world.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Jerald D. Gort
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 2007-01
File: 377 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789042022317

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In January 1984, Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, a Benedictine nun from Indiana, paid a visit to Maryknoll missionary nuns working in Bolivia. On what should have been a routine trip to the local town for a convocation ceremony, a flash flood swept away the jeep in which she, three nuns, a priest, and a disabled boy they had adopted were traveling. Only she and the priest survived. What happened that night catapulted Sr. Meg into twenty-five years of prayer and self-examination. She relentlessly explored her relationship with the transcendent and immanent God, the profundities of her religious tradition, her commitment to spiritual practice, and her very human failings. It was a journey that left her spiritually naked before the terrible love of God; a journey to keep one's heart open to the transforming wounds of suffering. In the great tradition of spiritual confessions from Augustine to Thomas Merton's The Seven-Storey Mountain, Into the Depths is a fearlessly honest and simply told account of one woman's struggle to engage at the deepest levels with the most profound questions of faith.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Mary Margaret Funk
Publisher: Lantern Books
Release: 2011-03-01
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781590562765

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Many people don't know how to reconcile the spiritual with the reality of where they are psychologically, so their psychological issues are not submitted to the spirit. Thus, followers of Christ are often living with shame, oppression, or even hatred. It should not be this way. The good news is that there is a way to wholeness. Evangelizing the Depths calls us to listen closely to the Word of God as, very practically, Simone Pacot explains how the grace of the Triune God can restore us to life in every facet of our being, even those that have been deeply wounded by events of the past. As the entwining of the spiritual and psychological levels is explored, this book will help establish us in the love and the truth of God. As this happens, it becomes possible to identify the paths of death that we have taken in the past and then leave them behind as we choose to follow Christ along the way of true life.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Simone Pacot
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2018-09-28
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532645082

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'I saw my teacher in the queue at the supermarket last Christmas. Miss Baxter. I was surprised to see her. She'd been dead for six months' In Out of The Depths, Cathy MacPhail introduces her latest character, Tyler Lawless, who has an unusual and sometimes scary gift. She is able to see dead people. And sometimes they speak to her, asking for her help. When Tyler moves to a new school she is hoping to make a fresh start. But it is very difficult to make a fresh start when a boy who is supposed to be dead appears in your classroom, and statues in the school seem to come alive and point towards the place where the dead boy, Ben Kincaid, was murdered. Will Tyler be able to assist Ben with his pleas for help, or will she be dismissed as an attention-seeking teller of tall tales? A thrilling and spooky tale from the acclaimed Cathy MacPhail.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Cathy MacPhail
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2011-11-21
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408816608

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Discovering the Depths is a book rich in the wisdom of the centuries tellingly related to our present cultural situation in America. In it you will meet some of the worlds sagest spiritual guidesthe psalmists, the prophets, Jesus, Paul, Augustine, Benedict of Nursia, Bernard of Clairvaux, Teresa of Avil, John of the Cross, Thomas Kelly, Douglas Steere, Thomas Merton, Carl Jung, Elie Wiesel. Under Dr. Clemmons skillful guidance you will begin to discover how their wisdom can illumine your path.

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Genre: Religion
Author: William Clemmons
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release: 2006-05-24
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466956148

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The Holocaust has presented us with innumerable questions that we wrestle with today. How could such systematic evil be perpetuated in a country renowned for its sophistication in all areas of the sciences and the arts? How could the world turn a blind eye to what was happening and close its doors to potential victims? How could ordinary people participate in this horror? How could others act to save Jews at the risk of their own lives and the lives of their families? How could those facing imminent destruction continue to study agricultural techniques useful to the future state of Israel or teach their children how to paint? It is my hope that these plays will serve to focus on some of these questions, even as we witness new genocidal wars around the world. There is an imperative here as old as the Biblical account of Genesis. It is for us to affirm the goodness of the world as it is - -the potential goodness of human nature- - and the need to create (and procreate) even in the force of destruction and death.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Barry Ivker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2014-03
File: 532 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781493183593

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From The Depths Okeanos, a water world settled centuries ago by a group of Federation separatists, is now rocked by the power struggle between the natives and the ex-Federation colony. When the U.S.S. Enterprise™ is sent beyond the Federation's boundaries to the planet to act as mediators, they are surprised to find a group of Klingons already serving as the natives' advisors. The volatile situation rapidly deteriorates when one of Okeanos's great floating cities is completely destroyed, and Captain Kirk is arrested for sabotage. now at the center of a deadly civil war, Mr. Spock and the crew must race to free their captain as they face the deadly secret hidden beneath Okeano's murky depths.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Victor Milan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2000-09-22
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743420174

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