Imagine living in a darkness so deep, you can't eat well, you can't sleep well, you can't concentrate on anything for very long -- in short, your life is not as it once was. Depression often feels like moving through a fog so thick it envelopes every aspect of your entire life. Depression had its claws in Mark Litzsinger for years, but by taking the hands offered to him from family, friends, and medical professionals, he was able to climb out of the shadows and back into his life. You too can make the same journey. This updated book provides a hand to hold as you deal with depression. It is designed to help you -- and your family, friends, and doctors -- understand the disease and develop a plan for getting the best care to overcome depression. --Publisher's description.