Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing depression with CBT will help you understand your depression, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse.
Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to demolish depression by identifying and correcting negative thought patterns, recognizing the destructive power of ruminative thinking, confronting problems, and finding positive solutions.
- Helps you understand depression and how it develops
- Shows you how to correct negative thought patterns
- Gives you tried-and-true CBT techniques to combat your depression
If you're struggling with depression, Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies gives you the tools you need to break down the barriers that prevent happiness from taking hold, and allowing you to build a positive future.
Part I: Understanding Depression and How It Develops 7
Chapter 1: Introducing Moods and Depression 9
Chapter 2: Introducing the Basic Principles of CBT 29
Part II: Putting What You Discover into Action 45
Chapter 3: Thinking about Thinking 47
Chapter 4: Changing Your Thinking to Change Your Life 61
Chapter 5: Facing Your Feelings to Tackle Depression 75
Chapter 6: Changing Your Attitudes to Combat Depression 97
Chapter 7: Raising Self-Esteem to Increase Your Motivation 113
Chapter 8: Developing Abilities that Challenge Depression 125
Chapter 9: Being Mindful, not Mind-full: Developing Your Awareness 143
Part III: Maintaining Momentum 155
Chapter 10: Discovering the New, Healthy You 157
Chapter 11: Reducing the Risk of Relapse 163
Part IV: The Part of Tens 169
Chapter 12: Ten Tips for Tackling Depression 171
Chapter 13: Ten Tips to Challenge Distorted Thinking 177
Brian Thomson is a Senior Lecturer on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc course at the University of Hertfordshire. He has 25 years' experience as a CBT therapist and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Matt Broadway-Horner is a CBT therapist who works in the Central London office of CBT in the City. He specialises in treating depression, anxiety and trauma problems.
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