Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by: David D. Burns
publisher: Harper, published: 1999-10-01
ASIN: 0380810336
EAN: 9780380810338
sales rank: 384
price: $4.42 (new), $1.13 (used)

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 Anti-depressant 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

Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition

Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition
publisher: The Guilford Press, published: 2011-06-22
ASIN: 1609189892
EAN: 9781609189891
sales rank: 91800
price: $21.00 (new), $23.04 (used)
This volume examines the role of mindfulness principles and practices in a range of well-established cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches. Leading scientist-practitioners describe how their respective modalities incorporate such nontraditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, values, spirituality, being in relationship, focusing on the present moment, and emotional deepening. Coverage includes acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, integrative behavioral couple therapy, behavioral activation, and functional analytic psychotherapy. Contributors describe their clinical methods and goals, articulate their theoretical models, and examine similarities to and differences from other approaches.

Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression

Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression
by: Jacqueline B. Persons
publisher: American Psychological Association (APA), published: 2001-01-15
ASIN: 1557986975
EAN: 9781557986979
sales rank: 505430
price: $31.00 (new), $27.00 (used)

Intended for both trainees and practitioners in the mental health professions, the book details the five basic components of cogntive-behavior therapy in practice: developing an individualized case formulation, session structuring, activity scheduling, the thought record, and the schema change method. A thorough case study is included to illustrate how the therapist uses the case formulation to plan and carry out treatment. Examples of each major intervention are also provided as well as a demonstration of how the assessment and intervention strategies are woven together over the course of treatment. This is the perfect teaching tool for those working in clinical, counseling, and health psychology as well as social work, psychiatry, psychiatric nurses, marriage and family counseling, and pastoral counseling.

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (Open Road)
by: William Styron
publisher: Open Road, published: 2010-04-30
sales rank: 11494
Styron’s stirring account of his plunge into a crippling depression, and his inspiring road to recovery
In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him.

Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron’s recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and “once again behold the stars.”
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.