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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 25 Jun 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I 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 […]

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 14 Jun 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 5,541 total views, no views today Originally […]

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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?”  6,658 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 31 May 19 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

   It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!  I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Little Mary Sunshine, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings. 10,693 total views, […]

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 May 19 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

 What do do when the meds are not working? A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping. 8,769 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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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. 3,945 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 25 Apr 19 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”                                ~Albert Ellis This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as “genetic”  and “inherited.” 974 total […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 16 Apr 19 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Depression |

David D. Burns, author of the now-classic Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was Part of Beck’s team that developed CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s . . . 262 total views, no views today Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the “teapot model” of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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