According to OConnor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, and environmental. This book focuses on an additional, often overlooked factor: our own habits. Unwittingly, we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it, and we make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion, of the feeling of being alive in the world. This book teaches us how to replace depressive patterns of thinking, relation, and behaving with a new and more effective set of skills. We already know how to do depression, and we can learn how to undo it. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought, OConnor offers new hope for depressives.