Grad Releases Two Books
Dr. Roger DiPietro ’91 has released the final two books in his Decoding Persistent Depression series.
Decoding Persistent Depression: Book Three - Strategies and Tactics provides an in-depth, graduate school-level examination of how and why long-term depression can rise and remain.
This book explores how psychological symptoms are comparable to biological ones that aid survival and thriving. It explains how depression can be more than just a result of a genetic, biochemical, or social cause, as it can be learned, personality-based, and purposeful, a psychological counterpart to the body’s protective biological immune system.
The final book in the series, Decoding Persistent Depression: Book Four - Illustrations and Persistence explores how persistent depression can rise, survive, and thrive.
Decoding chronic depression requires realizing psychological symptoms can be an orchestration of physiology, emotions, and behavior that guard against internal and external threats and stressors, somewhat comparable to the body’s evolutionarily advantageous biological immune system and physical symptoms.
DiPietro has also authored The Anxiety Code: Deciphering the Purposes of Neurotic Anxiety, as well as co-authoring a textbook used to train doctors and other licensed professionals. He is a licensed clinical psychologist focusing on adult, marital, and family therapy.