Cognitive Distortions

June 9th, 2009

The cognitive distortions that seem to be most present in my negative thoughts are:

* Over-generalization: Viewing a negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat — “This always happens!”
* All-or-Nothing Thinking: Viewing things in absolute, black and white categories.
* Jumping to Conclusions: The tendency to jump to conclusions not warranted by the facts.
* Discounting the Positive: Insisting that your positive qualities don’t count.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent that atleast one Indian is documenting and sharing his mental illness without stigma...All Blogs Forums are from people in developed countries. I am from India and suffer major depression and know what your every word means.