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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 1 Aug 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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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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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. 3,391 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Jul 18 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! 13,995 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 3 Jul 18 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and ‘self-esteem’ …” Click the blue link below to join the discussion and share how you feel about the quote from Dr. Burns. 437 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-07-25 22:47:22.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 25 Jun 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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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. 1,996 total views, no views today […]

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 12 Jun 18 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. 8,403 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Jun 18 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. 4,829 total views, 0 views today Originally posted […]

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 26 May 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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