Cognitive Behavior Modification of Mood Disorders

  • David D. Burns
  • Aaron T. Beck


Depression is a disorder of the entire psychobiologic system including the emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and somatic functions. The emotional component is characterized by a blue mood involving feelings of sadness, anhedonia, guilt, irritability, and despair. The somatic symptoms include hypochrondriasis, insomnia or hypersomnia, weight gain or loss, constipation or diarrhea, fatigue, and decreased libido. The behavioral changes are characterized by passivity, lethargy, inactivity, social isolation, withdrawal from work, and avoidance of pleasurable activities.


Depressed Patient Mood Disorder Beck Depression Inventory Cognitive Therapy Therapy Session 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • David D. Burns
    • 1
  • Aaron T. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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