USEFUL TO KNOW CHARACTERISTICS OF NEGATIVE AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS[MENTAL HEALTH]
Characteristics of negative automatic thoughts are:-
1- As the names suggests, they are negative. They involve seeing the downside of everything ; thinking that you have failed in some way, or that other people disapprove of you, or that you are lazy, useless and so on.
2- They are automatic in the sense that these are not thoughts you try to have or deliberately think- they just pop into your head.
3- They are often brief and, when you are depressed, frequent.It only takes a second to think ,”I ‘ve made a mess of that ,’ and you may have such thoughts dozens of times a day or more.
4- They are often plausible – they may seem obviously true to you: they appear to be a simple description of reality , rather than just a thought. One of the crucial steps in coping better with negative automativ thoughts is…
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