Depression And How To Survive It

Anthony Clare, Spike Milligan


In 1982 Anthony Clare interviewed Spike Milligan for the radio series In The Psychiatrist's Chair and was so overwhelmed by Milligan's account of his forty years of depressive experiences that he knew he had found the person to help him illuminate and explore the mysterious and sometimes terrifying illness that is clinical depressionDepression and How to Survive It is the result of this collaboration, through which Anthony Clare charts the development of Spike's illness and the strategies he uses in dealing with it. Drawing inspiration and advice from Spike's experience, Depression and How to Survive It is a book which takes you to the depths of human unhappiness in order to shou you the way out.

Spike Milligan was perhaps best known as one of the goons. He went on to become one of Britain's foremost comic writers and performers. His bestselling titles include Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Puckoon and Where have all the Bullets Gone? He died in 2002.

Anthony Clare has been Professor and Head of Department of Psychological Medicine of St Bartholomew's Hospital and is Professor of Psychiatry at Dublin University. He is presenter of the popular series In the Psychiatrist's Chair.

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