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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno

Published on Sep 5, 2014
talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED
Conferences. Why do we sometimes fall into black holes of depression,
anxiety and self-doubt? And can we change the way we feel?

Burns graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, received his M.D.
from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry
residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has
served as Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Presbyterian / University of
Pennsylvania Medical Center (1988) and Visiting Scholar at the Harvard
Medical School (1998), and is certified by the National Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Burns is currently Adjunct Clinical
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the
Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is involved in research
and teaching. He has received numerous awards, including the A. E.
Bennett Award for his research on brain chemistry, the Distinguished
Contribution to Psychology through the Media Award, and the Outstanding
Contributions Award from the National Association of
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He has been named Teacher of the Year
three times from the class of graduating residents at Stanford
University School of Medicine, and feels especially proud of this award.

addition to his academic research, Dr. Burns has written a number of
popular books on mood and relationship problems. His best-selling
book,Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, has sold over 4 million copies
in the United States, and many more worldwide. Feeling Good is the book
most frequently “prescribed” for depressed patients by psychiatrists and
psychologists in the United States and Canada. Surveys indicate that
American mental health professionals rate Feeling Good as the #1 book on
depression, out of a list of 1,000 self-help books.

In 1995, Dr.
Burns and his family returned to California from Philadelphia. When he
is not crunching statistics for his research, he can be found teaching
his famous Tuesday evening psychotherapy training group for Stanford
students and community clinicians, or giving workshops for mental health
professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

To learn
more about Dr. Burns, you can check out his Wikipedia page or read a
recent article about Dr. Burns by Robert Strauss in the Stanford

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