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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, M.D.

The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, M.D.

I've just started reading this book and so far I've learned some great information. I highly reccommend it.

The book uses CBT therapy and gives you exercises to work through. Its already started some changes in thinking.

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Book Description
Dr. David Burns is one of the prime developers of cognitive therapy, a fast-acting, drug-free treatment for designed to help the clinically depressed. In The Feeling Good Handbook, he adapts cognitive therapy to deal with the wide range of everyday problems that plague so many (chronic nervousness, panic attacks, phobias, and feelings of stress, guilt, or inferiority). The Feeling Good Handbook teaches how to remove the mental obstacles that bar you from success--from test anxiety and fear of public speaking to procrastination and self-doubt.

Filled with charts, quizzes, weekly self-assessment tests, and a daily mood log, The Feeling Good Handbook actively engages its readers in their own recovery. With a new section on the latest prescription drugs for treating depression and anxiety disorders, The Feeling Good Handbook is an indispensable guide to help change thinking, control mood swings, deal with disasters, and feel better about yourself and those around you.

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This is a classic for a lot of therapists and patients.

It helped me. My recommendation would be to keep in mind it's not goign to be a silver bullet though. It really requires constant attention and constant vigilance.

I think CBT is great.
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This is my favourite self book. CBT is really helpful.

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this is my favourite CBT book to. I haven't found other books to have the same clear explanations and information.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2006, 02:32 PM
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I agree, it's a fantastic book and requires some work on your part but it's a fresh look at the problem.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2006, 07:43 AM
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Anybody tried the new book by Dr. Burns, When Panic Attacks. I read some of New Mood Therapy and the description of the new one sounds similiar.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2006, 09:26 PM
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I'm about halfway through with this book, and I agree that it's incredibly helpful. It pinpoints a lot of the toxic cognitive distortions people have and provide ways to eliminate them which does wonders for the self esteem. It's the most helpful self-help book I've read so far.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 04:36 PM
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This is the most recommended self-help book I've eer heard of.....I'm gonna have to check it out.
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I really like this book a lot. Its one of the things that pretty much "cured" my depression. I wish it would do the same for my SA.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 11:51 PM
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this book seems to be very highly recommended, can someone elaborate on what makes it stand out from the rest? Does it target social anxiety for specific advice?
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