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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Specific Phobia

By Mary Egan | 11 March 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Specific Phobia

This in the eighth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for specific phobia. 1. What is Specific Phobia? Specific phobia is characterized by significant fear of a specific situation or object. Common phobias include fear of vomiting, heights...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorder

By Mary Egan | 11 February 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorder

This in the seventh in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for panic disorder. 1.  What is Panic Disorder? Panic disorder is characterized by a reoccurrence of unexpected panic attacks, including persistent worrying that panic attacks will occur and...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By Mary Egan | 06 February 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This in the sixth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy formulations. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy formulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 1. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? OCD is the reoccurrence of intrusive thoughts combined with compulsive behaviours to reduce the anxiety experienced by such thoughts. For example,...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Separation Anxiety

By Mary Egan | 30 January 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Separation Anxiety

This in the fifth in a series of blog posts about CBT for a range of issues. This blog will focus on CBT for separation anxiety. 1. What is separation anxiety? Separation anxiety is a preoccupation with fears of being separated from a loved one whom the person has formed an attachment to, usually a...

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How To Overcome Depression Without Medication

By Dr Martina Paglia | 25 January 2019
How To Overcome Depression Without Medication

1. What is Behavioural Activation? Behavioural activation (BA) is a third generation approach of Cognitive BehaviourTherapy for treating low mood and depression. Behavioural Activation focuses on your present life and attempts to make subtle changes to your lifestyle. Behavioural activation theory indicates that much clinically relevant human behaviour is a function of positive reinforcement, and...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety

By Mary Egan | 23 January 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety

This in the fourth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for social anxiety. 1. What is social anxiety? Social anxiety is a preoccupation with being evaluated negatively by others. In order to meet formal diagnostic criteria for a...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Health Anxiety

By Mary Egan | 18 January 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

This in the third in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for health anxiety. 1. What is health anxiety? Health anxiety is a preoccupation with health concerns, which may manifest as a conviction that one has a serious illness....

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5 Top Tips for Making Your Long Distance Relationship Work

By Dr Martina Paglia | 14 January 2019
5 Top Tips for Making Your Long Distance Relationship Work

People in long distance relationships often feel lonely, isolated and low in mood. A long distance relationship can be emotionally draining and difficult to maintain in the long term. Some people can develop long distance relationship depression as a result. Long distance relationships come with many challenges and it’s not easy for couples to cope...

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A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

By Dr Martina Paglia | 11 January 2019
A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

1. What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is a goal-orientated, short-term type of talking therapy that helps individuals identify and correct harmful thought patterns that can lead to conditions such as depression, anxiety, and a number of other psychological problems. 2. What can be treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression

By Mary Egan | 07 January 2019

This is the second in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression. CBT is the NICE recommended therapy for depression. 1. Predisposing factors Predisposing factors consist of childhood events that may increase vulnerability to developing depression. These are...

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