Dr. David Burns’ Feeling Good is a must-read for people having issues with anxiety and depression. This excellent book focuses on the basics of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). However, one small issue with the book was the section that covered pharmacology of depression. The section was interesting, but I felt it was of not much use when compared to other sections in the book which focused on behavioral modifications.
This book also contains some gems. One of my favorite gems from this book is when Burns says that things like common sense are not easy to manage for a person having mental health illness. He has hit the nail on the head. This would make more sense to those who know people having mental health illness. One needs constant vigilance to combat the cognitive distortions which a person might have. Positive talks can help to unclog the brain of any negative thoughts, and this book acts as a booster shot.