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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Oct 18 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it."                                ~Albert Ellis Hi REBT Mates!  This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as "genetic" […]

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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 30 Sep 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  5,449 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Click on the blue link below to watch the video abut the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion. 3,533 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

   "Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.                      ~David Burns, author "Feelikng […]

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having […]

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

Hi REBT Mates! Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression. The holidays and tragic events in the news are not making it any easier. I am re-posting it here, pretty much unedited. While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Pollyanna, this is a message of hope, […]

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

Mick wrote: "cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry one day. […]

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We miss Robin Williams

On 11 August 2014, we were all saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams, particulary I think members of my generation. Robin was a year younger than me, and could have continued to make people laugh for perhaps another 20 years or more. 2,098 total views, no views today […]

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  It would be witless to try to have a credible discussion here about the science.  But we don’t need to delve too deeply into the science when the semantics of the question is so much more compelling and […]

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs |

Please watch the wonderful-but-chilling and sobering 2015 documentary “Life After people” It explores what would happen if human beans suddenly disappeared, how long it would take for the Earth to “reclaim” us and leave no trace that we human beans had ever existed. It is a mind blowing short period of time. How long do […]

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