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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terrence Real Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781452674957
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Each year, millions of men and women fall prey to depression. While the disorder has been called "psychiatry's most treatable condition," less than one in five get help. In recent years, the silence surrounding depression in women has begun to lift, but only now, with this powerful groundbreaking work, does psychotherapist Terrence Real expose a virtual epidemic of the disorder in men.Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced Real that there are two forms of depression: "overt" and "covert." Feeling the stigma of depression's "unmanliness," many men hide their condition not only from family and friends but even from themselves. Attempts to escape depression fuel many of the problems we think of as typically male—difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, and rage. By directing their pain outward, depressed men hurt the people they love, and, most tragically, pass their condition on to their children.A master storyteller, Real mixes penetrating analysis with poignant, compelling tales of the men and women whom he treats. He writes with passion and searing clarity about his own experiences with depression, as the son of a depressed, violent father, and the father of two young sons.Peggy Papp of the Ackerman Family Institute calls this book "a pathway out of the darkness." Real teaches us how men can unearth their pain, heal themselves, restore relationships, and break the legacy of abuse. I Don't Want to Talk About It offers great wisdom, hope, and practical guidance to men and their families. This is one of the most important and straightforward books ever written about men. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The most provocative in a flood of new books on depression…The only volume that speaks exclusively to and about depressed men.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Offers not only crucial insights to men suffering from depression but also comfort and guidance to the women who love them.”

    John Bradshaw, author and counselor

  • Offers not only crucial insights to men suffering from depression but also comfort and guidance to the women who love them. John Bradshaw

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 2/8/2014

    " I started it and then blazed through it. Didn't want to put it down. Would like to read more of Terrence Real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Greenwell | 2/2/2014

    " Real places male depression in the context of the cultural limitations of the male gender role, and in so doing provides a useful perspective from which to consider depression in men. I was a bit put off by the artificial simplicity of his examples and what I saw as limited experimental basis for his conclusions, I got the impression that Real relies more on his experience than experimentation, and while he may be effective I question whether his efficacy can be generalized without a strong experimental basis from which to build. I found it personally unsettling that he frequently portrayed children and partners as providing vital impetus, not because his claim struck me as inaccurate but because I personally possess neither. Regardless, the book itself was thought provoking and his examples, however artificial their flavour, made the book quite accessible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 1/21/2014

    " Although I am not a man, this book was insightful and enlightening for me. Recommended for anyone with a father, son, husband or brother. I really enjoyed the parts dealing with the developing psyche of young boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/15/2014

    " Very informative book about male depression and how men deal with depression different than women. A good read for men dealing with issues of anger, workaholism, or find problems connecting with others. Also a good read for anyone going into the psychology or counseling field to recieve another take on male depression and how it exhibits itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tetyana | 1/12/2014

    " it was imply an eye opening.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Wallace | 1/1/2014

    " Explains alot about what makes some men tick. Helps women cope with difficult men and get a better idea of what they are really feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 12/30/2013

    " Got this book to understand better the lives of screwed up males *ahem* but found it very interesting to read about the psychology of this guy. Wounds, duality, hidden depression, etc. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/2/2013

    " I have been reading all the books I can get my hand son regarding depression and mood disorders and while not a man, I found the approach from the perspective of men to be quite insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/24/2013

    " This book has lots of insight into how boys develop psychologically and how depression is caused by trauma and stress during childhood as well as during adulthood. It also talks about how to treat depression,giving a lot of case studies about the use of psychotherapy and medicine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/19/2013

    " Great book for understanding male depression. Too wordy towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 8/3/2013

    " For those who are interested in new insights into male depression that you wondered about all along, Real is the one to read. I believe that Arch Hart may have documented the concept even before Terry;however, Terry's stories of others and himself keep you glued to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/7/2013

    " This book is the gold standard for male depression. Real speaks with both a personal and professional voice that most men will identify as their own. Looking forward to reading the rest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 3/17/2013

    " I read this for my work as a therapist. I found it interesting. Not all of it was new ideas but after mostly working with women it gave me some different ideas in my work with men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 1/4/2013

    " Incredibly insightful. Delves not only into the legacy of male depression but also punches much-needed holes in the many ways our culture reinforces gender stereotypes. I dare anyone, especially men, to read it and not be changed by it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 11/24/2012

    " This is probably a good book but I just can't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 meredith | 11/3/2012

    " A really lucid, insightful, and ultimately helpful take on the psychological toll of "patriarchy" -- recommended for anyone who knows, interacts with, or has heard of men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/15/2012

    " well, "liked" isn't exactly the word, but it was very enlightening and explained a lot to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Brady | 9/17/2012

    " If you know any men you should read this book. "

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