Cognitive Distortion #3: Mental Filter Now that I think about it, the first three cognitive distortions are like evil triplets, because #3 is like a polarized lens we use to see things in an extreme … [Read more...] about CBT 101 Part 4 – Mental Filter
"An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper." -Kahlil Gibran1 Overgeneralization seems to be the evil twin of all-or-nothing thinking (well, okay, they are both evil … [Read more...] about CBT 101 Part 3 – Overgeneralization
Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) really work? Each year, it is estimated that one in every 5 adults (20%) around the world suffer from a mind-brain disorder like depression or anxiety.1 The … [Read more...] about CBT 101 Part 2 – All-or-Nothing Thinking
We feel the way we think. This is a 6-word summary of a type of psychotherapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT for short. CBT was first developed in the 1950s and 60s by psychiatrist Aaron … [Read more...] about CBT 101 Part 1 – Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Every illness has direct costs and indirect costs. Direct costs affect the person with the illness by directly impacting his or her health and ability to function normally. Indirect costs affect … [Read more...] about Three Costs of Depression
There are no diagnostic tests for depression. What I mean is, we can't draw someone's blood to look for a specific "depression" blood marker, nor can we look at someone's DNA to see if they have … [Read more...] about How do I know if it’s Depression?