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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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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”     8,118 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 13 Jan 23 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Basics, Books & Media, Depression, Happiness, Read any good books lately? |

When you buy using these affiliate links, I get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing you with this content… Thank you! Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or […]

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Jan 23 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 31 Dec 22 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.”  2,374 total […]

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 23 Dec 22 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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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 19 Dec 22 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”   Sound familiar?  7,656 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 14 Dec 22 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.  6,735 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Dec 22 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 . . .  2,666 total views Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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