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. 1,539 total views, no views today […]

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Is it possible to be depressed about “nothing in particular”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 10 Nov 17 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”  Sound familiar? 3,656 total views, 8 views today Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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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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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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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 Oct 17 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! 13,405 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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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 do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 16 Oct 17 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. 8,021 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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Dr. Beck accepts lifetime achievement award from NAMI

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Oct 17 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, Depression |

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Age 96, Accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMI Click the blue link below to watch the video and to add your comments 162 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2017-07-26 22:52:33.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Oct 17 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7:36 pm Perhaps there are such people as “pure philosophers” who placidly think about the “meaning of life” as a kind of “recreation,” and are not motivated to do so by existential angst. 3,265 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 1 Oct 17 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Fri 27 Nov 2015, 6:23 pm 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 […]

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