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.
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.
Some good pointers when you are down
thought provoking.interesting. worth while reading
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