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Browse our helpful blog articles for more information about self-help tips for a wide range of mental health issues, treatments we offer and conditions we treat. If the blog posts do not answer your question feel free to email us at info@theinternationalpsychologyclinic.com and we'll add your request for a blog post to our list of topics to write on!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Mary Egan | 17 April 2019
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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What is HypnoBirthing?

By Dr Daria Russo | 19 March 2019
HypnoBirthing

When you hear talking about hypnobirthing the first question that could come to mind is Hypno what? We can consider hypnobirthing one of those pregnancy courses aimed at putting the woman at the center of her pregnancy, a way to accompany her in the search for her own resources and her confidence in her abilities....

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

By Mary Egan | 18 March 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

This in the ninth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of issues. This blog will focus on CBT for Bipolar Disorder. 1. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is characterized by the occurrence of episodes of mania or hypo mania and episodes of depression. To meet diagnostic criteria...

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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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