AS@W Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Helping You Deal With Depression

The Antidepressant Skills Workbook

The following is the online version of the workbook. PDF versions are also available for download.

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Dr. Dan Bilsker, R. Psych.
Dr. Bilsker is a clinical psychologist who works at Vancouver General Hospital and consults to a mental health research group at Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Randy Paterson, R.Psych.
Dr. Paterson is a psychologist, director of Changeways Clinic, and author of the book, Your Depression Map

WorkbookThis program is based on the experience of the authors and on scientific research about which strategies work best in managing depression.

ASW is intended for:

  • individuals with depressed mood
  • concerned partners, family members or friends who want to help a depressed individual
  • clinical providers that would like to use the manual as an adjunct to their treatment

This book is meant to provide accurate information about depression. It is not a psychological or medical treatment, and is not a replacement for treatment where this is needed. If expert assistance or treatment is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Funding for this book was provided through grants from the Ministry of Health, and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, province of British Columbia, Canada.