Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert who lectures widely on depression, psychotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. He is the author of eleven books, including Breaking the Patterns of Depression, Hand-Me-Down Blues, and Suggestions of Abuse. His newest book, published by The Free Press, is Depression is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder Is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Fallbrook, California. Visit him online:
www.Yapko.com