Book Reviews of Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy
Feeling Good The New Mood Therapy
Author: David D. Burns
ISBN-13: 9780380731763
ISBN-10: 0380731762
Publication Date: 4/6/1999
Pages: 736
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I have read this book several times. I highly recommend this book for Anyone out there who battles Depression. Dr.David Burns shows you how to talk yourself out of depression,cognitive behavioral therapy. Overall He shows us how to think differently and shows us how DEPRESSION IS ONLY A THOUGHT !!!Drugs are not the only answer. SADNESS IS NOT DEPRESSION. You really can overcome depression. I have battled all my life with depression and my Dr. taught me the things in this book and it really works. I have given away 2 or 3 copies to friends. Thumbs up !!
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Helpful Score: 5
David Burns book is a helpful book for any one suffering from depression. I attended a seminar of his about 8 months and then bought all his books. If you follow his plan you will start to ease your depression.
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Helpful Score: 5
this is a good book if you don't look at the drug section,it is outdated.
it is also a ggod book if you take what he says with a grain of salt. i felt that he was very condecending at times but his message is right on if you can get past all the above. it hjas help me and my DH tremendously and we now use a different means of communicationafter 30 year sof marriage and it is good.
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Helpful Score: 4
If you suffer from severe depression, this book could literally save your life. If you just have mild or moderate depression, or just feel that life could be a bit better, it is still a HUGE help! This book totally turned my life around.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the definitive popular book on the management of depression using "cognitive-behavioral" techniques. It is a self-help book backed up by reams of clinical evidence. It really works if you follow the book carefully--admittedly not always an easy thing to do. Definitely a worthwhile read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a practicing psychotherapist and this is the one book I ask all my clients to read. While it may appear long, it is an easy read filled with examples that clearly illustrate Dr. Burns' points. I have to admit that I don't always agree with every example, but despite my minor quibbles, the book is an excellent, understandable explanation of cognitive behavioral techniques that can improve anyone's life by teaching people how to think differently. Based on the work of Dr. Beck and Dr. Albert Ellis, the strategies Dr. Burns recommends are well researched and scientifically validated. My clients have all found the book to be useful and informative, as well as easy to comprehend, but they all agree that there is a great deal of information presented, and it takes time to absorb everything Dr. Burns discusses. Another excellent book along these lines, that is shorter and an equally good read, is "Resilience" by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte.
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Some good pointers when you are down
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some good information on "the gentle art of verbal self-defense" and anger management as well as depression
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Very insightful reading..
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great book
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Thinking your way into feeling good. Technique to stop negative thinking.
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I suffer from clinical depression and must take an anti-depressant. I have also been to many 'therapists' over the years. While for some people going through the normal ups and downs of everyday life Dr. Burns 'therapy' might help, but for those who have a chemical imbalance and require medication, this book does absolutely no good.
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This is an excellent book. His strategies are ones that I incorporate daily into my life and I am a happier person!
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this book helps if you decide to go no medication to deal w/your mental health.
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This is a fine ompanion to cognitive therapy, helping you to work through the concepts and apply them to everyday situations.
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AMAZING BOOK!!! It helped me realize what kind of therapy works for me as well as what kind of work I would like to go into.
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I am not really for any therapy that tells the patient THEY are the problem and THEY can solve it just by thinking other thoughts. That does not make problems go away. If I need to calm down I'd rather take a pill than read this book.
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revised and updates version of this great book. to rid yourself of depression WITHOUT drugs, and to experience the joy of feeling good
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wys of dealing with depression
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thought provoking.interesting. worth while reading
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From the back cover:
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, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately life your spirits and help your develop a positive outlook on life:
Recognize what causes your mood swings
Nip negative feelings in the bud
Deal with guilt
Handle hostility and criticism
Overcome addiction to love and approval
Beat "do-nothingism"
Avoid the painful downward spiral of depression
Build self-esteem
Feel good every day
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*Recognize what causes your mood swings *Nip negative feelings in the bud *Deal with guilt *Handle hostility and criticism *Overcome addiction to love and approval *Build self-esteem *Beat do-nothingism *Avoid the painful downward spiral of depression
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from the cover:

FEELING GOOD FEELS WONDERFUL
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, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, 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 questions about the many options available for treating depression.
- Recognize what causes your mood swings
- Nip negative feelings in the bud
- Deal with guilt
- Handle hostility and criticism
- Overcome addiction to love and approval
- Build self-esteem
- Feel good everyday