Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D BurnsFeeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D Burns

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

byDavid D Burns

Paperback | April 6, 1999

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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.

David D. Burns, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist, conveys his ideas with warmth, compassion, understanding, and humor unmatched by any other writer in the self-help field. His bestsellingFeeling Good: The New Mood Therapyhas sold more than three million copies to date. In a recent national survey of mental health professionals,Feeling Goo...
Title:Feeling Good: The New Mood TherapyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.18 inPublished:April 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read!! This is the best book! I love everything about it. As a counsellor-in-training this has been such a helpful tool that I use everyday! My clients enjoy reading the chapters and provides useful tools to manage anxiety and depression symptoms!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My therapist gave this to me I have major anxiety, and coping with it is very difficult since I don't know proper strategies. My therapist recommended this book to me since she says "I like concrete answers" It's honestly terrific. Burns states that the main source of depression is negative and distorted thinking, and he gives you tons of strategies for rewiring your thought processes and catching negative ideas as we think them. I've not finished this book yet, but this book has helped me tremendously and im only on page 100. No, this book is not a cheap replacement for professional help, but it's a serious start & has been studied as creating massive improvement for depressed people. According to Burns, this book pairs best with additional professional help.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yessss IF you struggle with mental illness, check this out. Super helpful for myself.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cognitive Therapy is SUPER effective!!! I've been working on the "homework" and It has really helped with my mental illnesses!!! Very good buy!
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for all those struggling with mental illness of any sort I've been diagnosed with depression, and this book was recommended to me by a friend who's a psychiatrist. I instantly purchased the book and began reading, because I couldn't stand being in depression anymore. While this book is not a quick fix for all one's problems (never assume that any book will be that), it has provided me with great insight into how I have been viewing myself. The book uses CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - to help the reader understand and realize the negative self-talk in which many of us engage. It's remarkable how negative self-talk has been internalized and normalized in our culture. The constant search for approval and love from others impacts the way we see ourselves. This book is not some pep talk or funny read. It is not the lightest read, either, due to the subject matter, but I cannot emphasize how important and excellent it is. It is written by a licensed, qualified, and experienced psychiatrist, and does not undermine or over-inflate matters for the sake of sensationalism or consumerism. The author is well-invested in the reader's well-being just as he is about his own clients.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book for mood disorders PLUS other problems. This book is #1 I personally used this book to help get me through my last major depression and suggest it to all my clients who suffer mood and anxiety, self-esteem, etc.. problems. Although it is written for a depressed or anxious audience, (the examples relate to people suffering these problems) the book can be extrapolated for many other problems. This books provides very specific tools and strategies - apathy, procrastination, criticism, self esteem, anger, fears, suicidal thoughts, and many, many more. Plus there is a questionnaire mid-book with associated chapters to better manage underlying problems i.e. people pleasing, seeking approval, need to be loved, workaholism, problems with self worth, etc... Many of my clients do not suffer mood or anxiety problems but relationship issues at home or work, or many other problems. I often suggest they read chapter 3. Chapter 3 is gold. Understanding the connection between thoughts and moods. If you are a friend or family member of someone suffering mental illness - this book will also help you understand what your loved one is going through.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Among all other seemingly promising self-help books, Dr. Burn's book is perhaps the best book on overcoming depression. It has covered in details on different kinds of depression as well as effective and immediate ways to combat the disease affecting 20% of the population. It's a long book, so it may be difficult to read if under depression. Trust me, once you finish it, you will thank yourself for forwarding the very first step of self-love and self-help.
Date published: 1999-11-24

From Our Editors

Forget Prozac, smile therapy and St. John's Wort. Psychiatrist David D. Burns outlines scientifically proven techniques that can help lift your spirits and help develop a positive outlook on life, without expensive drugs or therapy. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy is a guide to drug-free treatment for depression. Learn about recognizing what causes mood swings, nipping negative feelings in the bud, dealing with guilt, hostility and criticism, overcoming addiction to love and approval, and building self-esteem. It'll do you a world of good and make you feel better.

Editorial Reviews

"A book to read and re-read!" -- "Los Angeles Times ""I would personally evaluate David Burns' "Feeling Good as one of the most significant books to come out of the last third of the Twentieth Century."-- Dr. David F. Maas, Professor of English, Ambassador University