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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

post traumatic stress disorder

This in the tenth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder. 1. What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD is the presence of one or more of the following, following the experiencing of actual or threatened injury, …

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can be used to assist handle bipolar disorders. Psychotherapy may require an interaction with a therapist on an individual basis. It may also require group sessions involving the therapist and others with related problems. While many methods exist, they all involve helping patients handle their thoughts, feelings …

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Specific Phobia

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

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

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 Social Anxiety

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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A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

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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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

In this series of blog posts I am going to look at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of diagnoses. In the current blog I will look at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety. 1. What are CBT formulations for Anxiety Disorders? CBT formulation explores factors that make individuals more vulnerable to developing anxiety problems (predisposing …

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