CBT Treatment for Depression

Five tips to help overcome depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Five tips to help overcome depression

According to the World Health Organisation, depression will be the second-leading cause of world disability by 2020. With January in full swing, commonly billed as the most depressing month of the year, it’s essential for sufferers of depression to equip themselves with useful tips on how to…

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Living With Bipolar and Manic Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Living With Bipolar and Manic Depression

Bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a complex illness affecting between 1% and 5% of the population. People with the condition have problems with their moods, experiencing periods, or ‘episodes’, of extreme highs (mania), and usually periods of depression.

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Suicide: The Killer of Men
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Suicide: The Killer of Men

Suicide is currently the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK, and men are nearly four times more likely than women to take their own life. And members of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance – 70 organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors – are calling upon men

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CBT and Post Natal Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

CBT and Post Natal Depression

Coping with a new baby The arrival of your first baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life and the ultimate expression of the union of your relationship. However, I do see clients with post-natal depression for which CBT is the recommended therapy according to NICE. people feel…

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Middle Aged Men And Suicide
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Middle Aged Men And Suicide

It has been a tragic few days for music fans. On Thursday, the lead singer of nu-metal band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of 41 in his home in Los Angeles. Bennington died on the day that would have been his friend Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

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iCBT Proven to be Effective for Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

iCBT Proven to be Effective for Depression

Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered online is effective for treating depression in adults concludes a new meta-analysis presented at the Annual Meeting for the Psychiatric Association in the United States. CBT, a type of talk therapy, has been shown to be effective in treating depression…

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Frazzled Cafes
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Frazzled Cafes

In a bid to shake off the stigma around mental health, Marks and Spencer is planning to launch mental health ‘cafes’ where shoppers can talk about issues that are affecting them.

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What is Blue Monday?
CBT & Treatment of Depression

What is Blue Monday?

BILLED as the “most depressing day of the year” Blue Monday has struck bringing with it a dark cloud of doom. The party season is over and the endless late nights and booze-fuelled bashes have taken their toll and, apparently, today is the day that it all comes to a head.

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Social Browsing Christmas Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Social Browsing Christmas Depression

Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas - and seeing all those "perfect" families and holiday photos - is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests. A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy. It particularly warns…

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Fun Activities Cure Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Fun Activities Cure Depression

Going out for dinner, learning to tap dance or seeing friends are all effective treatments for depression, according to recent research published in the Lancet. These activities even have a therapeutic name – behavioural activation. The research says it works as well as established treatments, such…

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Teenage Depression Soared 25 Years
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Teenage Depression Soared 25 Years

On most counts, young people's lives are improving. Drinking, smoking and drug-taking are down in the UK; teen pregnancies are at their lowest level for nearly half a century. Yet there is growing evidence that teens are in the grip of a mental-health crisis. It is as if, rather than acting out,…

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9-Ways-Support-Friend-Depression
CBT & Treatment of Depression

9-Ways-Support-Friend-Depression

1. Remember they’re still them Depression can seem to suck the personality from the happiest person to the extent you may think they’ve changed for good. But it’s important to remember that this the illness, not them. Underneath they still love pickled onion Monster, Munch, they still hate Game Of…

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Phone Making Depressed
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Phone Making Depressed

According to the Huffington Post, your iPhone may well be making you depressed. It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your…

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8-Steps-Depression-CBT
CBT & Treatment of Depression

8-Steps-Depression-CBT

Depression is hard to live with, hard to explain and hard to understand if you have never suffered it before. These are the things to say that help: 1. You deserve help! Depression is a problem in that when you have it; you often think you deserve it. It's hard to imagine a time when life isn't…

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