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David D. Burns, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist, conveys his ideas with warmth, compassion, understanding, and humor unmatched by any other writer in the self-help field. His bestselling Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy has sold more than three million copies to date. In a recent national survey of mental health professionals, Feeling Good was rated number one—from a list of more than one thousand—as the most frequently recommended self-help book on depression. His Feeling Good Handbook was rated number two in the same survey.
Dr. Burns's entertaining teaching style has made him a popular lecturer for general audiences and mental health professionals throughout the country as well as a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Through the Media Award from the Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, Dr. Burns received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is certified by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
On the negative side, there are too many references to other books.
If you are really ready to be honest with yourself and work hard to make a positive change in your life, this is the book for you.
You will become skilled at accepting negative thoughts while maintaining a healthy self-esteem and balanced view of yourself.
David Burns is one very talented skilled practitioner and teacher. The book is thorough, sensitive, very educational, and humorous, as is Dr. Burns' style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeri Ryan
Great book. I read it by myself, made me think and evaluate my life situation differently. I still use some of the techniques taught by Dr Burns on an almost daily basis to deal... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marion
I really like this book, it is thought provoking and has good ideas to change negative thinking to more positive thinking. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mels
I think the author has great ideas and strategies for developing more self esteem. But I don't like him constantly writing about why you need his book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole
At first I thought this book would be tacky, a big gimmick, but working through each exercise thoroughly and working with a therapist, it has changed my life.Published 2 months ago by Sam