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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Overcoming depression

by Williams, Chris

on 18/11/2007


Price: £19.99

Published: 2002

Format: paperback

No Pages: 328 pages

 

ISBN-13: 9780340905869

Category: Self help


This is the handbook I most often recommend to people who want to understand more about CBT.

 

Many mental health problems are caused or made worse by vicious circles of unhelpful thinking that buzz around our minds. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a way of getting in touch with our unhelpful thoughts and the unhelpful things we do in our lives. It also gives us important advice about how we can begin to change the way we think and act. Unfortunately these skills take time to learn and there is a lack of skilled therapists to help us. Several books have been written to help us pick up the skills and I think this is one of the clearest and easiest to use.

 

It consists of 10 simple and self contained workbooks each focussing on particular areas like assertiveness and problem solving. The author has also developed a free CBT self help website called Living life to the full.

 

Martin Briscoe

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

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