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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

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National Bestseller - Over five million copies sold worldwide!From renowned psychiatrist Dr. David D. Burns, the revolutionary volume that popularized Dr. Aaron T. Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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For it to help you have to share the underlying sentiments

I agree with thoughts constituting our emotions, the difference between legitimate sadness and depression and that one is not responsible for thoughts invoked in others unless deliberately designed to hurt. However, the case of Shiba who was depressed by her mothers looping thoughts (sic!) of sadness and disappointment and who certainly was no cause of the same, stunned me. She was instructed to treat her own depression by patronizing her mother. In the best of moods people don't like to be patronized, more over it appeared her "whining" (as she was labelled in the book) mother was struggling with depression herself. What does patronizing do to a depressed person who has no one else to talk to? Callous. The book is furthermore based on an understanding one has to share for it to work, such as the reader will have to share in the inherent value of a person - not what she can do for others, but for her own sake. If that is not commensurate with your life experience, you are desperately grabbing for reason.

Life changing.

Perfect for anyone trying to get an understanding of and tips on treating depression and anxiety.

I love this book

I’ve recommended this book to all my friends And I’ve practice this book on my friends who are dealing with depression and it has helped them and now they are reading this book.. get it !!

Feel Good Today.

Feeling Good is not only a great self-help book, it's a way of thinking. And by that I mean, it's your thoughts that usually cause the problems, right? Well, this book will discuss that and tell you how to use congnitve behavior therapy to get through this and onto feeling good. I liked it very much and would defintely recommend it to those who do suffer from nervous disorders. It's a great read that can generate great results. I also would recommend What if.? My Story of Panic Attacks.

Best of the Self-Help Books

I have been dealing with anxiety and depression for many years and have read just about every type of book imaginable. The only reason I'm writing this review is that I found this book to be the best overall work I have ever read in the realm of self-help psychology.One of the greatest parts about the book is that Dr. Burns' model of cognitive behavioral therapy is very thorough, yet it is easy to understand and incorporate into one's daily living. He recommends cognitive behavioral therapy as the first line defense in dealing with mood disorders. However, the beauty of the book lies in the fact that Dr. Burns does not simply dismiss psychotropic medications. He clearly states that medications in addition to his therapeutic techniques are wholly appropriate for many people. In fact, it this updated edition he goes into detail about the different classes and types of drug options available on the market today. This approach is refreshing for someone who is benefitting from the use of medication and wanting to incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy into their recovery without having to read a book which outright dismisses the role of medication in treatment. Also of special significance is his list of 10 'Cognitive Distortions'. Here, he lays out a plan for recognizing faulty thinking, how these thoughts affect our moods, and how to correct these distortions.In summation, Dr. Burns' book is a practical encapsulation of the ideas and theories of some of the great pioneers in the field of mental health such as Drs. Abraham Low, Albert Ellis, and Aaron Beck. If you made it this far to decide whether or not to buy this book, read some of the other reviews then put it in your cart.

I use it in my practice and in my life.

I agree with an Ohio reader that there are "four solid books that every therapist should recommend to a person who truly has Depression...and this is one of them [referring to Undoing Depression]. Take it from someone who has fought this horrible disease for 20 years.....this book WILL help you (the other three books are: The New Feeling Good Handbook and the two Depression Workbooks." I use them all in my practice and in my life.

A Lifesaver

Dr. Burns' book, "Feeling Good", will help you do just that. If you have depression, you will see your image clearly in this text.I have found myself wondering if Dr. Burns wrote this book with me in mind. I will read a section and then think to myself, "Sounds good, but that can't possibly work for me because...", only to find the first line of the next section saying, "You are probably thinking that although this sounds good, it can't work for you because..."!I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to rise above depression.The text is easy to understand and full of examples. There are practicle practice exercises and notes of encourangement along the way. Best of all, reading this book has helped me to realize that they way I think can make a difference in the way I feel.I hope this has helped you make a decision about Dr. Burn's book. A psychologist recommended that I read this book, saying that it is highly regarded. I agree!
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