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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Nov 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.” 1,153 total […]

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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 . . .  6,513 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 23 Oct 19 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”   Sound familiar? 5,618 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Oct 19 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . . 2,591 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Sep 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar?     455 total views, no views today Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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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?”    6,871 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 4 Jul 19 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! 14,684 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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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. 5,697 total views, no views today Originally […]

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 1 Jan 19 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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