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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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A loyal 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 . . .   7,448 total views,  12 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 29 Mar 21 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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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 27 Mar 21 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.  9,603 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 20 Mar 21 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.  12,343 total views, […]

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Mar 21 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 “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 14 Mar 21 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

  How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days!  15,765 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Watch this fascinating video about the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion.   5,205 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 2 Mar 21 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 21 Feb 21 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.  6,148 total views,  1 views today Originally posted […]

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