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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:
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Psychotherapist Terrence Real offers an important and compelling look at the silent epidemic of depression among men and shows, with compassion and clarity, what can be done to break this vicious cycle.

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 as the father of two young sons.

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.

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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

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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