Cognitive Distortion #2 – Overgeneralization

You couldn’t figure out long division in school, so to this day, you say with a joking smile, “I’m bad at math,!”  “I’m don’t make friends easily,” you think after being ignored when you tried to introduce yourself at a company party.  “I’m a bad mother,” thinks a women when her child throws a tantrum […]

Can You Cure Depression Without Pills? All-or-Nothing Thinking

“I never do anything right.”  “Everyone is always talking about me behind my back.”  “Every time my kids scream, I lose my temper.”

Using words like ‘never’, ‘always’, and ‘every’ are examples of all-or-nothing thinking, one of ten so-called ‘cognitive distortions’ used in a well-studied treatment for depression – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

It’s a mouthful, but CBT is […]

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