Of the books you've mentioned, I've read "Psycho-Cybernetics", "Think and Grow Rich", and "The Feeling Good Handbook".I have bought several self help books and none of them really changed my life. At first I would buy the general self help books like "psycho-cybernetics", "The Power of the Subconscious mind", "Feel the fear and do it anyway", and "Think and Grow Rich". And I would try what they said but not with much effort or commitment and nothing noticeable would happen.
Then I started buying books about anxiety and depression. So far I have read "Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your life", "The Feeling Good Handbook" by David Burns, "Undoing Depression" by Richard O'connor, and I just finished reading "A Guide to Rational Living" by Albert Ellis.
At first I try doing some of the exercises in them but I don't do them consistently and when I do they don't seem to work very well. For example I did two exercises out of "The Feeling Good Handbook", one for procrastination and one for depression, and they didn't seem to help at all so I didn't try anymore.
So what I am wondering is: Should I keep buying self-help books and trying them? I am thinking about buying more of a workbook and really committing to doing the exercises.
Or should I just try traditional therapy and medication? I've been to a counselor and a psychologist about 2 or 3 times but they didn't really seem to help and it is really expensive.