Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns, MD, Aaron T. Beck (Preface)
Do you ever think that your personal and professional life may be hampered by periods
of depression? Perhaps Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Dr. David D. Burns can help you identify and counteract causes of depression in yourself and in others.
Chances are quite high that you or someone close to you suffers from some form of mood disorder such as clinical depression. But there is no need to despair. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Dr. David D. Burns provides a refreshingly accessible and common sense approach to understanding and reducing depression. Here is the contents of the pocketbook edition:
The book includes a self-evaluation questionnaire called Beck Depression Inventory that you can use to periodically assess your mood (click here for an online version). From there, David Burns describes what Cognitive Therapy refers to as Cognitive Distortions:
David Burns describes each Cognitive Distortion and provides tools for preventing them. The book is rich in personal accounts and revealing examples of role-playing based on real therapy sessions. Even if you do not suffer from depression, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy provides a fascinating glimpse into the techniques, rewards, and challenges of Cognitive Therapy and of a modern psychiatrist.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy is a good read and can help many people achieve a long and satisfying life.
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