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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER18

Affective Disorders

In This Chapter

  • The difference between sadness and serious depression
  • Getting a grasp on your mood swings
  • Dealing with depression in others
  • A look at some common phobias
  • The perils of panic

“I’m afraid the black dog has really got me …. It crouches in the corner of the room, waits for me to make a move. Or lies at the foot of the bed, like a shadow, until I try to get up ….”

So begins the prologue of Cathy Kronkite’s candid book On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression, in which she talks about her own experience with depression and shares stories of other celebrities who’ve had similar ...

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