Before we answer the question: Can CBT cure depression ? You probably ask  yourself what CBT is and how it could help you to cure cure depression and anxiety.
The book we will be reviewing  named The Destroy Depression System by James Gordon is based on CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. As the author says :”This book will help you to take control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapies”. 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ?

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps a person to change unhelpful or unhealthy thinking habits, feelings and behaviours.  CBT can help you to change how you think (‘Cognitive’) and what you do (‘Behaviour’). CBT involves the use of practical self-help techniques, which are designed to bring about positive and immediate changes in the person’s quality of life.

The aim of cognitive therapy is to change the way the person thinks about the issue that’s causing concern. Negative thoughts cause self-destructive feelings and behaviours.                   For example, someone who thinks they are unworthy of love or respect may feel withdrawn in cbt1social situations. Cognitive therapy challenges those thoughts. One cognitive therapy technique is  asking the person to come up with evidence to ‘prove’ that they are unlovable. This may include prompting the person to acknowledge the family and friends who love and respect them. This evidence helps the person to realise that their belief is false.

The aim of behavioural therapy is to teach the person techniques or skills to alter their behaviour. For example, a person who behaves shyly at a party may have negative thoughts and feelings about themselves. They may also lack social skills.
Behavioural therapy teaches the person more helpful behaviours. For example, they may be taught conversational skills . Negative thoughts and feelings reduce as the person discovers they can enjoy themselves in social situations. CBT has a good success rate because it combines the techniques of these two effective therapies.

Can CBT Destroy Depression?

CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. CBT techniques are used for depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and postnatal cbtdepression. CBT may also help if you have difficulties with anger, a low opinion of yourself or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue. It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression is the main problem. It is the most effective treatment for severe depression. It is as effective as antidepressants for many types of depression.

The Destroy Depression system uses different self-help training techniques to cure depression, When i stumbled upon this system these testimonials  caught my attention

On the internet people try to sell a lot of self-help books who praise themselves as to be ” the solution” . Is the Destroy Depression System a scam ?  In the next Post we will review this  Destroy System by James Gordon who states that he can cure and even eliminate depression from your life in 7 steps.