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. Recognise 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. Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
In this breakthrough book, Dr. David Burns, M.D., author of the bestselling Feeling Good, applies the proven principles of Cognitive Therapy to eliminating the negative thinking and low self-esteem that causes loneliness and shyness. With sensible and sensitive advice, case histories, and revealing exercises, this step-by-step program shows you how to: * Pinpoint and rid yourself of attitudes that keep you apart from others * Master the techniques that make you feel and look more attractive * Deal with people who give you the runaround * Resist romantic temptations not in your best interest * Release inhibitions to conquer performance anxiety and enhance sexual pleasure * Develop fulfilling relationships . . . and more "Revelatory . . . Burns understands on a gut level."--The Chicago Tribune
Release on 1992-10-31 | by Arthur Freeman,Frank M. Dattilio
Author: Arthur Freeman,Frank M. Dattilio
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Demonstrates the application of cognitive therapy of behavioral and emotional disorders. This work probes the limits of cognitive therapy - what does it work on, and more importantly what doesn't it work on?
Release on 2018-08-18 | by Ruben S. Seetharamdoo Ph.D.
A Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Prescription to Optimise Your Psychological Health, Prevent Disease and Live with Vitality and Joy
Author: Ruben S. Seetharamdoo Ph.D.
Pubpsher: Balboa Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Well-being is not a probability that we might one day achieve. True well-being is our birthright, and by embracing the 5 ways to well-being that are outlined in this book, we can bring ourselves back into balance and experience optimal well-being. 5 Ways to Well-being is a ground-breaking work in the field of well-being and lifestyle medicine, written by an internationally renowned health coach, speaker and health scientist. 5 Ways to Well-being is not a book to just read and absorb. Instead, it is a book that you actively do. A book that prompts you to apply the most current research on well-being to your daily life. This book is not for everyone; it is for people who are proactive about their health. It is about you creating your best lifestarting right now! The greatest power you have is your ability to choose the way you perceive life and the choices you make about how you will act. Its a responsibility but also a great gift. Start your journey to a better lifestyle todaybe beautiful, be healthy, and enjoy every healthy step you take Highlights include: A treasury of lifestyle teaching and wellness practices, including meditation, rituals for self-care and connecting with nature; Innovative approaches to restoring your body with holistic lifestyle guidance rather than a list of rigid rules; How modern lifestyles contribute to chronic disease and how to restore vital health through lifestyle medicine; Experience greater physical energy, more joy, better sleep, improved digestion, stronger immunity and many other benefits in mind, body and soul.
Release on 2016-03-31 | by Alan Carr,Muireann McNulty
An Evidence Based Practice Approach
Author: Alan Carr,Muireann McNulty
The second edition of the Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach like its predecessor provides clinical psychologists in training with a comprehensive practice handbook to help build the skills necessary to complete a clinical placement in the field of adult mental health. While practical in orientation, the book is based solidly on empirical evidence.Building on the success of the previous edition this handbook has been extensively revised in a number of ways. Throughout the book, the text, references, and website addresses and have been updated to reflect important developments since the publication the first edition. Recent research findings on the epidemiology, aetiology, course, outcome, assessment and treatment of all psychological problems considered in this volume have been incorporated into the text. Account has been taken of changes in the diagnosis and classification of psychological problems reflected in the DSM-5. Chapters on ADHD in adults, emotion focused therapy, radically open dialectical behaviour therapy, and schema therapy have been added. The book is divided into 6 sections: Section 1 covers conceptual frameworks for practice (lifespan development; classification and epidemiology; CBT, psychodynamic, emotion focused, systemic and bio-medical models; and general assessment procedures) Section 2 deals with mood problems (depression, bipolar disorder, suicide risk, and anger management) Section 3 focuses on anxiety problems (social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depersonalization disorder) Section 4 deals with psychological problems linked to physical health (health anxiety, somatization, chronic pain, adjustment to cancer, and eating disorders) Section 5 focuses on other significant psychological problems that come to the attention of clinical psychologist in adult mental health services (ADHD in adults, alcohol and other drug problems, psychosis, and psychological problems in older adults) Section 6 contains chapters on therapeutic approaches to psychological distress related to complex childhood trauma (dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder, racially open dialectical behaviour for over-controlled presentations, and schema therapy). Each of the chapters on clinical problems explains how to assess and treat the condition in an evidence-based way with reference to case material. Interventions from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal/systemic and biomedical approaches are described, where there is evidence that they are effective for the problem in question. Skill building exercises and further reading for psychologists and patients are included at the end of each chapter. This book is one of a set of three volumes which cover the lion’s share of the curriculum for clinical psychologists in training in the UK and Ireland. The other two volumes are the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Third Edition (by Alan Carr) and the Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice, Second Edition edited by Alan Carr, Christine Linehan, Gary O’Reilly, Patricia Noonan Walsh, & John McEvoy).
Do you wake up dreading the day? Do you feel ciscouraged with what you've accomplished in life? Do you want greater self-esteem, productivity, and joy in daily living? If so, you will benefit from this revolutionary way of brightening your moods without drugs or lengthy therapy. All you need is your own common sense and the easy-to-follow methods revealed in this book by one of the country's foremost authorities on mood and personal relationship problems. In Ten Days to Self-esteem, Dr. David Burns presents innovative, clear, and compassionate methods that will help you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life. You will learn that You feel the way you think: Negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life! You can change the way you feel: You will discover why you get depressed and learn how to brighten your outlook when you're in a slump. You can enjoy greater happiness, productivity, and intimacy—without drugs or lengthy therapy. Can a self-help book do all this? Studies show that two thirds of depressed readers of Dr. Burns's classic bestseller, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, experienced dramatic felief in just four weeks without psychotherapy or antidepressant medications. Three-year follow-up studies revealed that readers did not relapse but continued to enjoy their positive outlook. Ten Days to Self-esteem offers a powerful new tool that provides hope and healing in ten easy steps. The methods are based on common sense and are not difficult to apply. Research shows that they really work! Feeling good feels wonderful. You owe it to yourself to feel good!
Release on 2013-03-05 | by John C. Norcross Ph.D.,Linda F. Campbell Ph.D.,John M. Grohol PsyD,John W. Santrock Ph.D.,Florin Selagea M.S.,Robert Sommer Ph.D.
Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships
Author: John C. Norcross Ph.D.,Linda F. Campbell Ph.D.,John M. Grohol PsyD,John W. Santrock Ph.D.,Florin Selagea M.S.,Robert Sommer Ph.D.
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work? Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.