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Re: David Burns-Emme

Posted by OldSchool on January 25, 2002, at 11:25:47

In reply to Re: David Burns-Emme, posted by Cecilia on January 25, 2002, at 2:56:47

> Yes, I definitely feel there`s a sort of "blame the patient" attitude about CBT. He talks a lot about doing homework; if you don`t get better it`s because you haven`t done your homework. And his dramatic success stories do indeed make me feel worse about myself, though I seem to have that problem with all self help books. Cecilia

The problem with many talk therapies is that they simply do not work for the more severe mental illnesses. And when the therapy fails to provide the "relief" the psychology people sometimes claim it will provide, then the problem is with YOU. "Oh you didnt work hard enough in therapy." "Oh you dont want to get better bad enough." Its all a crock.

Major depression is a neurological illness, a brain based illness and anything less is a lie. Many people who adhere to these psychological notions of severe mental illness are in serious denial. They cant face up to the hard fact that they are truly sick in the medical sense. Talk therapy is an excuse, a reason to avoid the cold hard fact that major depression is a brain based illness.

Old School




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