Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Blog - Archive for 2020

What is Pure-O OCD?
OCD

What is Pure-O OCD?

It is estimated that OCD occurs in around 1.1% of the general population in the UK. Many with OCD struggle with endless 'What If' thoughts, giving it the nickname of the doubting disorder.

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5 things you should know about OCD
OCD

5 things you should know about OCD

CBT is a fast and effective treatment of OCD, and we are delighted that 92% of our patients reach full recovery from the condition. It's never too late to seek help. We are here for you.

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What is Social Anxiety?
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What is Social Anxiety?

We all have feelings of worry, fear and Anxiety throughout our lives. We have all been nervous or uncomfortable in some form of social situation. But when does this become a disorder, known as social anxiety?

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Life after Lockdown: Future-proofing your Mental Health
News

Life after Lockdown: Future-proofing your Mental Health

While normal life still seems far away, we are getting closer to the other side of lockdown. This realisation is a relief for some, but a daunting thought for others as we prepare for life after lockdown and a new ‘normal’. According to a YouGov survey, just 9% of people want a total return to…

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Technology: The negative impact on Mental Health
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Technology: The negative impact on Mental Health

Overexposure to sensationalised news updates not only harms mental health: it can be addictive. Our mind is susceptible to the emotions generated by the media, whether they are positive or negative, and it can get trapped in a hard-to-break vicious circle.

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Overcome the Stigma: Take Control of Your Mental Health
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Overcome the Stigma: Take Control of Your Mental Health

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Many people suffer in silence when it comes to psychological issues, but why? For years there has been a stigma around mental health. Stigma is a perceived mark of disgrace that sets a person apart from others.…

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25% of ICU survivors suffer PTSD
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25% of ICU survivors suffer PTSD

Figures reveal that over 25% of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a result of advancements in critical care medicine, the chances of survival from ICU have increased, potentially bringing with it; however, an array of associated longer-term…

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World Bipolar Day
News

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as having the disorder.

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How to deal with Depression and COVID-19
Depression

How to deal with Depression and COVID-19

Depression is a mood disorder and it is estimated that 1 in every 4 people experience significantly depressed mood at some time in their life. In a time where self-isolating and social distancing are being strongly recommended this can increase the risk of loneliness and in many cases can cause a…

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How to deal with Anxiety and COVID-19
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How to deal with Anxiety and COVID-19

Experiencing increased anxiety during COVID-19 is understandable given the uncertainty we are being faced with. Anxiety disorders like Generalised Anxiety Disorder , Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic disorder , which are often associated with a difficulty dealing with uncertainty…

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What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?
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What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Experiencing occasional feelings of Anxiety is perfectly normal throughout life. However, people with an anxiety disorder frequently have an intense, excessive and persistent fear about everyday situations. These episodes can manifest and express them in ‘waves’ of fear and emotion, making it harder

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How CBT can help with the Mental Health Crisis
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How CBT can help with the Mental Health Crisis

It is no secret that funding in the UK public health system is stretched. Some reports have labelled the mental health crisis as a “silent catastrophe” or an “epidemic”. In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year. Figures such as these cannot be ignored as an…

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