The book is divided into three parts. PART ONE provides a very brief introduction to depression and gives an overview of our current understanding of depression. PART TWO is rather unique in that it presents a number of fictionalizedbut realisticcases of people who develop all the types of depression: the reader may want to compare his experiences to those of the fictionalized cases. PART THREE gives a succinct but comprehensive overview of all the current treatments available for depression. This newest book is offered in the hope that it will help readers recognize early warning signs of depression and come to terms with any early-onset mood disorder.