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People should learn how to use those techniques in order to prevent or overcome depression because they're really helpful and can make difference.

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I read a book called "Feeling Good" from a clinical psychiatrist at the Philadelphia School of Medicine. He also had a website once.

I was hospitalised with depression and followed his (or rather his associates) cognitive techniques - identifying negative thinking, tracking your illness and doing something positive about it.

I found his recommendation of "rating" your daily activities on a scale of 1-5 on how well you felt before, and crucially, *after* you performed chores, reading, radio listening, etc. to be highly effective. That's because nearly 8 times out of 10 you feel much better about doing things afterward. The act of writing things down was tedious at first, but has amazing effects on mood over time.

My psychiatrist has over 20 years of clinical experience, and tells me that in any case people can have rational bases for depression. Perhaps it's just a matter of getting yourself feeling good about what you actually do! Having said that though, I still take anti-depressants as back-up. Just a small dose of course. But "Feeling Good" is a very popular text with me.

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I must admit I find some of the research confusing. I remember reading a New Scientist article (can’t find the link now) on happiness indicating that most of your happiness is genetically determined, around about a whopping fifty percent. The next biggest contributor off the block at two per cent (yes only two per cent) was marriage. This is actual marriage (ring on the finger stuff) not just living together.

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