Don’t let the sub-title fool you: The Anti-Depressant Book is useful for teens AND adults who are struggling with depression. It offers a drug-free, step-by-step solution to feeling happier quickly and developing healthy habits that will prevent relapse. This book covers the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy for emerging from depression and staying well. It is filled with paradox, written as if Dr. Towery were having a conversation directly with you, and is neither “preachy” nor dry. There are also brief sections for parents who are struggling with a depressed child. The book was written as a response to the suicide clusters in Palo Alto to help prevent as many suicides as possible.The Anti-Depressant Book can be used as an adjunct to traditional therapy, or by itself, particularly for those with mild to moderate depression. It is irreverent, fun to read, and practical. The book is written in a straightforward, conversational style that works particularly well for teenagers and young adults, but adults who follow all the steps will also see dramatic improvement in their moods and lives.