Managing emotional distress

This article talks about how certain brain activity and character traits can fend off anxiety and depression. An example would be how resilience curbs emotional distress.

Aug 31

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology

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Trauma improves mental control

Many have experienced an improvement in mental health condition after recovering from trauma. The reason for this growth in mindset after a trauma stems from trauma training one’s mental strength by helping trauma survivors gain more control over ...

Aug 23

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Coping with Medical Problems, Post ...

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Cognitive Training Reduces Depression, Rebuilds Injured Brain ...

New research shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Jun 1

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress ...

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Nine Tips to Find the Right Counsellor for You

You have decided it is time to go into psychotherapy - but how do you select a fitting counselor for you? Beginning this process may be overwhelming and confusing, but if you take these nine steps as a guideline, you will be able to find the 'right' ...

Sep 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...

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The Essential Guide to Defense Mechanisms

Can you spot your favourite form of self-deception?

Jun 7

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them

As the saying goes, it's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Life is all about how we interpret and think about the experiences that we encounter. But many of us can fall victim to unhealthy or problematic thought patterns ...

May 13

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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The Value of Homework Post-Therapy

Does homework post-psychotherapy increase its effectiveness? Or is the quality of the session more important? Here’s what some studies have found.

Apr 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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The best treatment for insomnia, according to the American College of ...

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the best treatment for people suffering from chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). As many as 1 in 10 people experience chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is defined ...

May 6

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Blending therapies improves treatment of severe anxiety

Integrating motivational interviewing techniques into the commonly practiced cognitive behavioral therapy might be more helpful.

Mar 23

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Genetics of therapy for children's anxiety

A new study of children with anxiety disorders suggests that response to CBT is influenced by many genetic variants of small effect - rather than any individual gene.

Mar 18

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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CBT and antidepressants 'equally effective' for major depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy and second-generation antidepressants are equally effective as treatments for major depression, according to new, evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Feb 25

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear

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Is online therapy for depression beneficial?

MoodGYM was controversial when it first came out. “People did feel threatened,” said Christensen. “They said it’s unethical, harmful – you’re doing damage and you don’t know it. Or you’re stopping people from getting the real help ...

Sep 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Why do people end therapy?

Researchers long have known many people end cognitive behavioral therapy before the recommended course of treatment has ended, but why that happens has remained something of a mystery.

Sep 22

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Why CBT is falling out of favour?

Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It's the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering - with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the ...

Jul 4

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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