Shoot The Damn Dog A Memoir Of Depression

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  • Title: Shoot The Damn Dog A Memoir Of Depression
  • Author: Sally Brampton
  • ISBN: 9780747572459
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
Shoot The Damn Dog A Memoir Of Depression

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About “Sally Brampton

  • Sally Brampton

    Sally Brampton was an English journalist, columnist, magazine editor, and novelist She launched the French magazine ELLE in the UK as editor in chief In 2008 she wrote about her personal effort to overcome clinical depression in her book Shoot the Damn Dog It is believed Brampton committed suicide by walking into the sea The Sussex Police said there were no suspicious circumstances She was 60 and survived by her adult daughter, Molly.



259 thoughts on “Shoot The Damn Dog A Memoir Of Depression

  • This is a biting, sarcastic, and incredibly honest portrayal of depression Brampton refuses to pull any punches or give herself any slack She describes how she was openly hostile toward treatment with sometimes hilarious results as someone who s been tempted to derail Cognitive Behavioral Therapy out of sheer cussedness, I couldn t stop laughing about her stubbornness in group therapy , was frequently a dangerously noncompliant patient, and very nearly derailed everything by developing a massive [...]


  • This book nails the experience of depression squarely on its head Sally Brampton draws you into her world of darkness and pain and you find it hard to leave To those of us who suffer from depression whether now or in the past, Shoot the Damn Dog, puts words on it without a doubt It is like you get inside Sally s brain and feel her emotions as your own I never knew that depression could be so interesting and absorbing in its own right She tries every avenue to cure her illness from the newest ant [...]


  • Deeply scary stuff My wife has depression and until I read this book I could not understand the illness at all Now, I m not making excuses for my wife but since reading this book I have a much better handle on why my wife is the way she is, her mind state generally, ler lack of motivation in almost all thingsI d recommend this book for anyone who has a husband, wife, partner or loved one with depression I honestly think it will help you understand.


  • There is something to be said for a book s ability to touch you.When I first read this memoir, I was in the middle of a depressive relapse around the New Year of 2015 At that stage, I was undiagnosed with MDD and struggling with yet another relapse into my condition, and after recently finishing university and moving away from my friends of the past four years and back into a home where my parents had little to no idea of my troubles with my mental health I was feeling alone For many years, I d [...]


  • I distinctly remember reading about Sally Brampton s tragic suicide in the paper and being so moved by it, that I felt compelled to buy the book One of the main messages in Shoot the damn dog is to find and develop coping mechanisms for depression, as it is rare that depression simply goes away Ironically, reading this book was a great escape for me and certainly took me away from my own negative thinking The I relate to someone s story, the I am hooked There is so much honesty from the author [...]



  • How odd that so many of the people reading have read this are named Stephanie I admit, it was the title that got me and I was really thinking about the amazingly annoying Jack Russell that lives next door and barks her little head off 24 7 when she is left alone But this refers to the black dog of depression a term with which I was not familiar, despite my years of dealing with depression I found the author annoying not as much as a barking Jack Russell, but still but I loved what she said about [...]


  • Wow This book was recommended to me on a Mental Health First Aid course and I could not recommend it highly for literally everyone Sally Brompton suffered from severe depression that was treatment resistant ie no drugs and she tried them all made any difference, other than to make her worse With her skills as a very successful writer, this is a brutally honest, captivating description of her journey through depression With 1 in 4 UK adults suffering from some sort of depression in any one year [...]


  • In terms of what this was an extremely frank and honest memoir of one person s experiences of severe depression and subsequent alcoholism this was excellent Thought provoking and compelling reading, Brampton writes with intelligence and wit, giving advice relating to her life and that if those she met It s certainly a very powerful book which a great many people would benefit from reading, a lot of understanding to be gained from it As a personal journey, it did at times make me aware that this [...]


  • An excellent memoir.I was really impressed with this book It was brutally honest about the desperate condition known as depression, yet it also gave hope for sufferers and practical tips to direct those who can see no way out Written from first hand experience by a sufferer who does not respond to anti depression medcation 30% of all depressives , and who reached the depths of despair that were hard to read about, let alone live through, it still managed an upbeat note towards the end.Sally Bram [...]


  • A book about depression that sometimes makes you chuckle out loud with recognition even while you ARE depressed has got to be worth recommending Having suffered plenty of depression over the years, although not as debilitating as Sally s, this book was a good companion a little recognition that we re not alone, that others suffer and struggle through life and manage to keep going, sometimes despite even worse attacks, and that laughter can often pierce the darkness, even if just for a moment.I f [...]


  • Reading Brampton s descriptions of depression were very healing for me because they were very similar to my own, and it was moving to read this and relate to it so much Some descriptions of medical theory or therapy were overly long for me, but this is because I m very familiar with the field I think this would be a good book for friends or family of someone with depression to read, because it offers a lot of insight.


  • intially I found this to be good but lost interest later on was comforting to read about someone having depression who wasn t stereotypicalis author was a high flyer so made me feel as if it is the kind of illness that can strike anyone down but I don t think I gained any personal insight into depression from reading this book


  • ms bramptons experience of depression involves alot of cashmere and gardeners and booking herself in to hospital it didnt speak to me at all.


  • Sally Brampton takes us from the really low to the hopes to the feeling better and through her entire journey.It feels like I was her And for a while I was, which is perhaps why I could relate to the story This is a brave book which, thankfully, was completed It is insightful and powerful and extremely well written Wise and helpful.


  • This book was both great to read and extremely hard to read It was honest, funny and sad It is a story of despair.I started reading this book back in September and have only just finished it I ve had my own ups and downs over this time and this made it hard to read such an honest book about exactly what I m going through without the suicide attempts and alcoholism though, just to clear.The feelings Sally Brampton describes were so familiar that I felt like I was reading exactly what was happenin [...]


  • Reading Sally Brampton s memoir illuminates how depression is at its core a disease of one s mind telling lies, as evidenced by Bramptom s lived experience of utter worthlessness in contrast to her having achieved success by so many outward objective measures Tough to read knowing that despite the optimistic place Brampton was in at the conclusion of the book, she went on to lose her battle with depression.


  • I do not read many memoirs, so it took some time for me to adjust to the style of Brampton s writing My first impression was that this woman is completely self absorbed And then i came to two realizations Firstly, oh yes, this is a memoir, a woman s story about herself and second, oh yes, this is a memoir about depression, a condition that traps the writer in her own personal prison, unable to relate to or communicate meaningfully with others.At times, the writing can suffer from seemingly endle [...]


  • This book is a combination of facts, findings and personal perspective There is a clear divide between what is and what isn t opinion Her writing particularly resonated with me, it was right up my alley I often find myself too negative to relate to in literature, even with the likes of Goethe and Wilde out there, imagine that But Sally Brampton was just as agitated as I often find myself and she has this beautiful talent for expressing her feelings For someone who complains of a throat monster , [...]


  • Having diagnosed with depression myself, I find this book rather difficult to read Not because it s bad but because it s too damn relate able The emotions, the feelings at times I had to put it down because it gets too heavy All depression cases are different and I felt that this book gave quite a bit of insight to the illness That being said, I find that the book gets too technical sometimes Especially when it comes to whether the illness is hereditary and all the antidepressants the author was [...]


  • This is an honest account about the authors experience of living with depression It is well written, but I couldn t enjoy it It frustrated me in so many places I have depression and BPD and I ve never been able to just check myself into hospital like it was a hotel The author didn t seem to try to help herself much and the truth with depression is no matter how hard it is you have to help yourself i could relate to her darkest days where she couldn t get out of bed and that was the best part bec [...]


  • Sally Brampton is a successful writer and magazine editor in Britain who suffered from crippling depression for years This book is a memoir of her struggle to deal with this depression So far, so good Or not so good, depending on how you feel about depression The problem I had with the book is that Ms Brampton spent most of her formative years living abroad since her father worked all over the world When this successful writer and editor described herself as an ex patriot rather than expatriate, [...]


  • Reading this as someone who has friends with depression, I found it interesting and well written for the most part although it felt increasingly repetitive as the book went on Maybe the constant repetition was the point though, an illustration of depression perhaps While seeming to give a great deal of detail about herself, the I read the I realised that most of what she said was really quite vague She left many unanswered questions and unsatisfactory holes in the narrative The pat ending felt [...]


  • I thought the author was brave to put her story out there like she did It felt like the story jumped around a lot and it was hard to keep track of which time she was talking about The author was very fortunate to have money set aside from the sale of a house and a well paying job So many people suffering from severe depression don t have this Due to this it may be difficult for people to relate to her.


  • Good, not great writing, is this book s biggest fault Painful but brutally honest about the hell that is depression It is an absorbing book and for anyone who ever wonders why someone would contemplate and or attempt suicide, maybe this book would help you understand As the author puts it paraphrasing , it s not that I wanted to die, I just couldn t live any longer.


  • Not wishing to denigrate the author s experience, but one can allow oneself to fall into the pit when one can simply hand one s child ren to one s ex, and then book oneself into a private clinic Very Radio 4 Guardian Some interesting tips, if one is not too depressed to use them yoga.


  • I m laughing, crying, REALLY enjoying this one Such a spot on description of living with depression The author describes real episodes in her own life and shares research being done on depression and mental illness as well I wish I d read this earlier.



  • I admit I breezed through this, not in the best way Only so many chapters describing in very well written terms the many ways depression manifests itself.


  • Memoir about severe depression from the former editor of British Elle Magazine, insightful but thoroughly depressing.


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