"Now-a-days the word depression has taken a strong root in our day to day vocabulary, sometimes used casually while other times underestimated mockingly. We can see the reasons for lack of awareness, but is it enough to know that and not back it up with appropriate actions? What is the first step? One has to know one's enemy before dealing with it. The Compendium of Depression and Anxiety by Shahjad Khan acts as an antidote to all factoids presented on various blogs. It is relieving to know that all information; from cause to cure can be gained through this easy to read manual guide."