David Live on Facebook: Do Psychiatrists Prescribe Too Much? Do “Mental Disorders” Exist?

David Live on Facebook: Do Psychiatrists Prescribe Too Much? Do “Mental Disorders” Exist?

The David Show!

March 4, 2018, 3 PM Pacific Standard Time

Hi all!

The first two David and Jill Shows surpassed all expectations and were tremendous, in my opinion, but I am biased! I just think Jill is brilliant, amazing, and very compassionate. Last Sunday, we answered the question–how can you respond to blatantly racists comments using the Five Secrets of Effective Communication? A challenging question, for sure, but the answer was mind-blowing. Check it out if you haven’t seen that show yet! All the Sunday shows are posted on my public FB page for viewing any time you want.

The next David and Jill Show (Episode 3) will be next Sunday, March 11th, at 3 PM, by the way.

Tomorrow, on the “David Show,” I will have special guest Lisa Kelley, a TEAM-CBT therapist from Colorado who will be visiting and joining me on the show and on the Sunday hike as well. I will be answering your questions, as usual, including two recent and controversial questions:

  1. Do psychiatrists prescribe too much?
  2. Do “mental disorders,” as described in the DSM5, actually exist? (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association.)

Years ago, Thomas Szasz, MD wrote a popular and controversial book entitled The Myth of Mental Illness, in which, according to Wikipedia, he argued “against the concept of mental illness.” And yet, given the recent epidemic of horrific school shootings in Florida and elsewhere, it seems very compelling to believe that mental illness is not a myth, but a harsh reality. What does David Burns think? Tune in tomorrow and I’ll share my thinking on this, and any other mental health topics of interest to you!

Also, remember to register for the one-day David and Jill workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018. It’s for mental health professionals. You’ll have a chance to learn the latest TEAM-CBT techniques and work on your own insecurities and feelings of self-doubt as well. We promise to bring roughly 60% of the audience into a state of joyous enlightenment, so don’t miss it!

Also, below you’ll find another little plug for my upcoming workshop with Jill on May 20th! I think it will be a good one, and you can come in person or join us via your computer live.

David

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Live Facebook Broadcast Today: Helping Trauma Victims with TEAM-CBT

Live Facebook Broadcast Today: Helping Trauma Victims with TEAM-CBT

Hi visitors and Feeling Good website members,

In today’s live FB Broadcast at 3 PM pacific time, I will answer a question about treating trauma patients with TEAM-CBT. Here are some resources for those who want to explore this more deeply. You will find three helpful links, including a link to live therapy with an individual experiencing a severe trauma.

You can link to the broadcast at my public FB page and ask questions related to mental health. The show is for three categories of listeners:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Patients
  • General public

If you are in one of those categories, you’d be welcome to join! You can also listen to the broadcast later in the week as well.

There is no such thing as a “stupid question.” I won’t always know the answer, but I’m always happy to share my thinking, and sometimes a good story as well.

Next Sunday at 3 PM will be the first edition of the David and Jill show! It will be my same weekly live FB Podcast, but I will be joined by Jill Levitt, PhD who I teach with at Stanford every Tuesday. Some of you will remember her from the live therapy with Mark about a year ago–she was my co-therapist for that magical session. I just love working with Jill, and I know you will find her to be inspiring, too! She is a terrific teacher!

Thanks!

David

 

My live FB broadcasts have been moved to 3 PM Pacific (California) Time every Sunday afternoon. I hope you can join us! The show is for therapists and the general public alike. If you cannot join us live, you can download the shows and listen any time that’s convenient for you!

Feel free to submit questions you’d like me to cover in these shows. Your questions drive the discussion each Sunday afternoon!

David

How to Find My FB Broadcasts

Click on my Facebook tab on https://feelinggood.com/ if you’d like to watch me each week on my Live Facebook broadcast each Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. PST. Make sure to “like” my Public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DavidBurnsMD/ so you can watch it on my page or yours.

Join me as I answer mental health questions from viewers — therapists and non-therapists alike — from all over the world. Type your question in the Facebook feed and I’ll do my best to answer it.

If you miss the broadcast you can watch the saved videos on my Facebook page! Also, viewers can watch these Live Facebook broadcasts as well as other interesting TEAM-CBT videos on the Feeling Good Institute’s YouTube channel!

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