Depressed and Anxious: The DBT Workbook for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety


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Published USA, 2004
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is designed for people who have lost hope and meaningfulness in life, who question their own ability to be influential in their world, who find their emotions intolerable, and who find that they try to escape and avoid important aspects of their lives. Thomas Marra has adapted DBT to the special needs of people troubled by co-occurring depression and anxiety. Step-by-step exercises, techniques and worksheets help the reader to identify painful inner conflicts that might underlie depression and anxiety symptoms. The book explains mindfulness techniques that encourage participation in the world and allow easier adaptation to change. It treats the difference between 'threat cues' and 'safety cues' and how recognizing and reacting to them constructively can reduce the effects of anxiety and depression. By teaching the reader how to monitor and limit negative self-evaluations and how to best tolerate negative experience, this book provides a powerful set of tools for the control of co-occurring depression and anxiety.

Thomas Marra is President of the Centre for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Monterey, California, USA.
Large-format paperback. 254 pages

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