Today we answer six questions submitted by listeners like
Harald: How can I find the Show Notes for the Feeling Good
Kristin: How do you help patients who obsess about past
traumatic events, with intrusive thoughts about a cruel ex-lover or
bullying by classmates? These thoughts can feed into the idea that
their life is miserable and they can’t move forward because
they feel blocked by these harmful memories.
Valentina: How are cognitive distortions, self-defeating
beliefs, and feelings of depression transmitted? What you describe
in your books seems to describe my mother’s behaviors when I was
growing up? Could it be that depression is transmitted by the
Alicia: How would you treat someone with cyclothymic disorder
who cycles between euphoria and suicidal depression? He’s happy
now, so how do I get him to fill out the Daily Mood Log?
Kathy: I’m a big fan, and I have a question about
“bibliotherapy.” What’s the best way to use your books and other
materials to help yourself?
Matthew: Do you ever use drugs in the treatment of depression?
Are medications sometimes necessary or helpful?
About the Podcast
This podcast features David D. Burns MD, author of "Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy," describing powerful new techniques to overcome depression and anxiety and develop greater joy and self-esteem. For therapists and the general public alike!