Written by a leading expert on human psychiatry, David D. Burns, Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy is a guide to curing common mental conditions without the use of any drugs. The book provides scientifically proven methods for detecting the causes behind conditions such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression, and goes on to suggest therapeutic methods to overcome them effectively.
The book primarily focuses on suppressing such feelings in their nascent stage and lifting one’s spirits to feel better about oneself. The explanations provided can easily be understood and adopted to manage anxiety, defeat guilt, and feel good every day.
Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy includes a discussion on alternative therapies available for treating depression and a well-researched consumer's guide to antidepressant drugs.
About The Authors
David D. Burns is a leading American psychiatrist.
He has authored a number of books on human psychology, including Ten Days To Self-Esteem, Fifty Ways To Untwist Your Thinking, and When Panic Attacks. He is also credited for developing a 25 question checklist to self-diagnose a case of chronic depression.
Burns is presently the adjunct professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also conducts workshops and provides training on psychotherapy. He completed his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1970 and his residency training in Psychiatry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was awarded the Outstanding Contributions Award by the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists in 2002.
Aaron T. Beck is a renowned American psychiatrist and is widely known as the father of cognitive therapy.
He has written as many as 540 articles and over twenty books on the various aspects of human psychology. This includes Cognitive Therapy Of Depression, Prisoners Of Hate: The Cognitive Basis of Anger, Hostility, and Violence, and Love Is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy.
Beck completed his MD from Yale Medical School in 1946. Therapeutic techniques developed by him have been used to treat a number of mental conditions, including schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. He is President Emeritus at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. He is also a professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Psychiatry and serves as the director of the Psychopathology Research Unit. He is the recipient of the 2010 Sigmund Freud Award and the 7th Heinz Award in the Human Condition.