LOS ALTOS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Burns, author of the #1 best-selling self-help book, "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy," has launched the Feeling Good Podcast hosted by psychologist Dr. Fabrice Nye. It is available free on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/feeling-good-podcast/id1171155453?mt=2).
Burns, Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been a pioneer in the development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), now considered the gold standard in the treatment of depression and anxiety throughout the world. He recently created TEAM-CBT, which allows therapists to deliver even faster and more effective treatment to individuals struggling with mood problems, habits and addictions, and relationship problems.
In the new podcast, Burns discusses psychological and self-help topics of interest to therapists and the general public in his signature folksy, funny, and irreverent style. In his "Ask David" series, he answers questions submitted to him on his website, www.feelinggood.com, and shares insights gained from more than 35,000 therapy sessions treating individuals struggling with severe depression and anxiety disorders.
Burns' book, "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy," has sold more than 5 million copies in the United States and has been published in more than 30 countries worldwide. In repeated national surveys of American and Canadian mental health professionals, "Feeling Good" has consistently been rated #1 – out of a list of 1,000 self-help books – as the highest rated and most frequently recommended book for individuals suffering from depression.
Several published studies by Dr. Forrest Scogin and colleagues from the University of Alabama indicate that two-thirds of individuals with moderate to severe depression recover or improve dramatically within four weeks of being given a copy of "Feeling Good," without any other treatment, and continue to feel good, without significant relapses, for three years. This surprising result is comparable to, or better than, the effects of treatment with antidepressants or psychotherapy. Burns and Nye hope that the podcast will also help the millions of depressed individuals in the United States and worldwide without access to good treatment.
"If you wake up dreading the day, if you feel like life is one long procrastination, if you struggle with fears, phobias, addictions or insecurities, I invite you to tune in to our new Feeling Good podcast," says Burns. "Feeling good feels wonderful. You owe it to yourself to feel good!"
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