Answers to Great Questions from
Listeners Like YOU!
Dylan asks: Do you believe in Freud’s
“secondary gain,” in which patients resist change because they
benefit from their symptoms?
Juleann asks: Is Seasonal Affective Disorder
(SAD) a real thing?
Ismail asks: Should I use the Daily Mood Log
just when I’m upset, or at the end of the day, or when? Do I have
to stop what I’m doing when I get negative thoughts so I can write
them down and work on them?
Abe asks: What about negative thoughts that
are valid? For example, I was interested in astronomy and physics
as a teenager, but my SAT scores showed I had no aptitude for a
career in these areas.
Kevin asks: Can positive flooding be used to
change the object of our desires—for example, our sexual desires,
like the man in one of your books who had lost sexual interest in
Valentina asks: Where do cognitive distortions
come from? Our parents? Our genes? Societal messages?
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!