10 Signs of Cognitive Distortion

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Almost everyone used to face or is facing the depression. It is hidden. It manipulates the ways that we see things. Dr. David said in his books titled Feeling Good: the new mood therapy, published in 1980 said that depression could kill you. The  rate of committing suicide caused by depression are at at concerning level. According to website suicide.org stated that a million people die by suicide every year and the suicide rate is 16 per 100000 population. Here are 10 signs of depression:

ALL-or Nothing Thinking: You see thing the black and white categories. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself of total failure.

OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negatives even as a never-ending pattern of defeat.

MENTAL FAILURE: You pick a sing negative detail and dwell on it exclusively you that your vision of all reality become darkened like a drop of ink that colors the beaker of water.

DISQUALIFYING THE POSITIVE: You reject positive experiences by insisting that they don’t count for some reason or other. In this way you can maintain negative believe that is contradicted your everyday experiences.

JUMP INTO CONCLUSIONS: You make a negative interpretation; even though, there is no definite fact that convincingly support your conclusion.

EMOTIONAL REASONING: You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the ways things really are.

MAGNIFICATION: You exaggerate the important of things or your inappropriately shrink things until they appear tiny.

SHOULD STATEMENTS: You try to motivate yourself with shoulds and shouldn’ts, as if you had to be whipped and punish before you could be expected to do anythings. The emotional consequences is quilt. When you direct should statement toward others, you feel frustration, anger and resentment.

LABELING AND MISLEADING: This is the extreme form of overgeneralization. Instead of describing your error, you attach a negative label to yourself.

PROFESSIONALIZATION:  You see yourself as the cause of some negative external event which in fact your are not primarily responsible for this.

Depression is preventable!

For the next article, I am going to write the solutions, and how to rate at your depression level.

I would suggest two books that I’ve read so far, Stop worrying and start living and Feeling good: the new mood therapy. If you have no one to consult with, they are your best mates that could give you a lot advice and tips to deal with depression and worries mood.

Burns.D. 1980. Feeling good. the new mood therapy.United State of America

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