Designed as a self-help manual for those readers who have experienced mood swings, this volume also provides background information on depression and mania. Principally, it explains how cognitive behavioural therapy can be used to treat emotional disorders by changing negative patterns of thought. The author presents tested practical techniques aimed to help people identify and manage their mood swings more effectively.
Professor Jan Scott is an internationally known expert in the use of cognitive therapy in the treatment of depression. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists and is a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation. She is currently head of the Psychiatry Department at the Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow.