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About the Author

The author of the book: "Depression Self Help: How to Break Through Depression", Alfred Bellanti came from a humble working class family. He usually did well at school and got good grades.

In his final years of school he was transferred to a different high school and this is where the first hint of depression was noticed.

From having been a star pupil he went to the bottom of the class because he lost the ability to focus, he could no longer concentrate or remember what was being taught in class, especially the mathematics.

A visit to the family physician about this problem was not very helpful. He was prescribed some pills which, apart from making his vision blurry, seemed to make hardly any difference at all. At the end of the year he failed the exams.

Alfred had not been at ease with the change of high school. He found no comfort in the taunting from the other boys and the rejection from the "in group" at the new school. He found the whole atmosphere very hostile.

He was glad when the year was over, and determined he wouldn't go back there. He told his parents he would catch up with his schooling at evening college.

After a few weeks of finishing school, and at the urgence from his mother, Alfred got his first full time job and started evening college soon after. The course was spread over five evenings a week.

It proved extremely difficult to work all day and then go to evening school five nights a week and Alfred stopped attending after a few months.

The following year he changed jobs and enrolled in a course for accountancy and commercial law. Although attendance was required only two nights a week the course was so dry and boring he couldn't stand it any longer.

He also found that his full time job as an accounts clerk became more and more meaningless.

In 1969 Alfred "dropped out" and found meaning within the hippie culture, he liked their freedom of thought, and the experimentation with psychedelics.

The down side was that the fun, the meaning and freedom he had found was somewhat illusory, and the depression resurfaced, with a vengeance, much worse than before.

Alfred experienced deeper bouts of despair and hopeleness and spent more years trying to find meaning in life, through reading, relationships, travel and a few admissions to a clinic.

Finally he took on the task of completing his high school subjects and went on to complete his first University Degree in Science.

This was indeed very therapeutic for him. From there he moved to graduate study in Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Herbalism.

In 1993 Alfred started his practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapy and in 1999 added Botanical Medicine as another modality.

Unfortunately in 2002 he came down with cancer, and the complications from the surgery brought him very close to death.

Years later he recovered to continue his work.

Alfred is the now author of many articles and established in his practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Medical Herbalist.

He has found his purpose in life and is happy to help others through his practice and by writing articles and books that help the people who don't have access to his services.

He has found his purpose in life and is happy to help others through his practice and by writing articles and books that help the people who don't have access to his services.

Here is what readers have said about this book:

Alina, Santa Rosa CA
“You know, I get depressed sometimes and I was looking on the net for something that will help. I came across this book and did the exercises. Within a few hours I realised that I could manage much better and was much more optimistic.

Troy Asher, NYC
"Alfred Bellanti has written a wonderful book for those seeking the way out of depression. “Manage Your Depression: a self help guide” covers all the bases. Mr. Bellanti outlines the different types of depression and its causes in thankfully clear terms that everyone can understand. Written from the author’s experience as both a sufferer and conqueror of “the black dog”, the e-book offers practical advice and effective methods.
Mr. Bellanti sets out a concise plan that allows the reader to manage and overcome his or her depression, step by step, day by day. The book places the goal upfront and keeps it in focus throughout. Filled with valuable insights and the promise of a brighter future, I am pleased to be able to personally recommend it. Thank you Alfred!"

Paul R., Rockdale Australia
"The author hit the nail on the head in my case. He was giving an outline of the different causes for depression and I was faced with my particular issue. I had never been able to talk to anyone about it but here it was and there was a solution for the problem too. Wonderful!"

Clinton P., Southport Australia
An excellent book! When one is in the throes of depression they can rarely get out of bed, let alone concentrate on a book. Imagine if you could read the 'rolled and condensed' version of what you know, what you know you should do, and simple ways to do it. This book, and at its price is a piece of gold. A review to follow, but I rate it a five***** well worth under $10 bucks and I consider it a somewhat reward-able effort in its ability to stay short, concise and to the point, for those that need answers and less talk...... To take the cake, the author has experience with the malady  (and shares personal pain, experience, and recovery... if not (he even suggest paths for others).

Dr. Richard Nongard, LMFT
Alfred’s book came in the mail, and I immediately read every page. It’s packed with some really good ideas, and a real explanation that can help people finally understand depression. It’s easy to read, and really a useful guide to self-help solutions that work.

Dr. Richard Climie, MD
This book contains the main facts about major depression and the different treatments available, both medical and alternative. It also has many workable suggestions that will help the reader break through depression.