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The good news is that anxiety guilt pessimism procrastination low self esteem and other ′black holes′ of depression can be cured without drugs In Feeling Good eminent psychiatrist David D Burns MD outlines the remarkable scientifically proven t. Many years ago I had a confluence of tragic events in my life and I decided to see a psychologist for a while One day the psychologist told me that I needed to deal with my feelings I told him in frustration that I heard that many times before but that I did not understand what that meant I asked him what exactly do people do when they deal with their feelings He was silent for a few moments and then he wrote the name of this book down on a slip of paper This book will tell you how to deal with your feelingsYou may get an instant change in your feelings on some small issues but for the most part cognitive therapy is like jogging to lose weight You have to do it consistently and for a while to get significant results No magic you have to work but you will get good resultsOne of the symptoms of depression is not seeing things as they are Since cognitive therapy works on learning to see things as how they are a person with severe depression might benefit from seeing a psychologist who specializes in cognitive therapy Such a therapist can help a person see around their blind spots whereas a book can not

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Feeling Good The New Mood TherapyEchniues that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on lifeNow in this updated edition Dr Burns adds an all new Consumer′s Guide To Antidepressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your uestio. I have been interested in cognitive behavioural therapy on and off for many years primarily because it is psychological flavour of the decade or several decades On the other hand it presents perspectives which are often extremely alien to what I feel Often when I read books about CBT I just want to shout No no no Rubbish and You've got to be jokingThis book went further than any other I've read to explain why CBT makes sense why it's good for us how it works and how it can be applied to particular problems It has been written by one of the leaders in the field and someone who works with people with serious mental health problems He runs a clinic in Pennsylvania with Dr Aaron Beck another leader in the field of CBT In the book he discusses all aspects of CBT in enough detail from enough different angles and with enough examples that you really begin to get a solid idea of what the therapy is about and how to use itThe book also deals at length with depression but can be be just as much benefit to people who aren't depressed just a bit dissatisfied with their livesIt's a 'doing' book full of worksheets and exercises for the reader to use I found it far better just to pick and mix rather than try and work my way through all the exercises In fact if I had tried to do all the exercises I would have given up reading the book there are just too many of them to tackle every one Instead I made notes at the end of the book citing each exercise and worksheetand the page number This way I can go back in future and use them as and when I need themThe building blocks of the whole book CBT in general are described in a table about cognitive distortions view spoiler DAVID BURNS LIST OF DISTORTED THINKING1 ALL OR NOTHING THINKINGYou see things in black and white categories If your performance falls short of perfect you see yourself as a total failure2 OVER GENERALIZATIONYou see a single negative event as a never ending pattern of defeat3 MENTAL FILTER You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively so that your vision of all reality become darkenedlike the drop of ink that discolors the entire beaker of water4 DISUALIFYING THE POSITIVEYou reject positive experiences by insisting they don't count for some reason or another In this way you can maintain a negative belief that is contradicted by your everyday experiences5 JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONSYou make a negative interpretation even though there are no definite facts that convincingly support your conclusiona Mind Reading You arbitrarily conclude that someone is reacting negatively to you and you don't bother to check this outb The Fortune Teller Error You anticipate that things will turn out badly and you feel convinced that your prediction is an already established fact6 MAGNIFICATION CATASTROPHIZING OR MINIMIZATION You exaggerate the importance of things such as your goof up or someone else's achievement or you inappropriately shrink things until they appear tiny your own desirable ualities or the other fellow's imperfections This is also called the binocular trick7 EMOTIONAL REASONING You assume that your negative emotions necessa

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Read Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ The good news is that anxiety guilt pessimism procrastination low self esteem and other ′black holes′ of depression can be cured without drugs In Feeling Good eminent psychiatrist David D Burns MD outlines the remarkable scientifNs about the many options available for treating depressionRecognise what causes your mood swingsNip negative feelings in the budDeal with guiltHandle hostility and criticismOvercome addiction to love and approvalBuild self esteemFeel good everyday. Here's the book in a nutshell How you feel is entirely determined by your mental interpretation of things that happen to you Nobody makes you unhappy you decide that on your own Most of the time the information you use when deciding to feel depressed is based on false reasoning Therefore a great deal of depression can be treated by thinking through your reasoning identifying distortions and correcting the misconception The exercize that the authors give again and again is to 1 Write down what you are thinking 2 record how you feel 3 Write down the distortion that is making you feel bad 4 write down a corrected version 5 Track how this makes you feel better Overall I found this information useful and applicable in my own life and in the interactions I have with others While this information was great I found the book to be a little tedious I think they could have gotten their point accross in about 13 the page count