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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER16

Overcoming Depression

In This Chapter

  • Distinguishing sadness from depression
  • Finding your motivation
  • How to stop ruminations
  • Focusing on your physical needs

Depression affects about one in ten adults in the United States. It makes you feel helpless and hopeless about your future. Depression is different from feeling blue. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to recognize signs of depression and the negative thought processes that lead to depression. You’ll learn how to stop the cycle of negative thoughts and how taking care of your physical needs can lessen feelings of depression.

Sadness vs. Depression

Everyone feels sadness at times. ...

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