Could CBT, a widely used form of ‘talking therapy’, help people who have persistent fatigue after having COVID? A recent study suggests it could.
So you want to start therapy for your anxiety, depression or other mental health issue. What type of therapist should you choose? Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
There is a lot to parody about psychiatry but this show falls short on many fronts.
‘All things are possible,’ Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters said of the message contained in the band’s eighth album, ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
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Stoicism can easily be misread as pessimistic because of its relentless focus on mortality and fragility. But its core message – contained in songs spanning generations – is profoundly empowering.
Working with a therapist can help you manage or improve your mental health.
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Psychotherapy is not one size fits all. From behavioral to gestalt therapies, which approach will work best for you depends on your needs and goals.
Many people with ADHD find it difficult to focus, suffer from anxiety and have low self-esteem.
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Although medication and therapy can be effective treatments for ADHD, they’re not the only way to manage the disorder or its symptoms. Creating a daily routine is critical too.
ADHD wasn’t recognized as a condition that can have profound effects on adults until the 1990s.
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Handling adult ADHD is difficult, but today, there are more evidence-based interventions than ever.
Nearly 1 in 5 young people worldwide intentionally injure themselves every year.
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New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
Providing support at work can be a cost-effective strategy.
There are many ways to reduce or quit alcohol. What works best for you will depend on your situation.
The thoughts are often distressing and punitive. Strikingly, these concerns vaporise in the daylight, proving that the 3am thinking was completely irrational and unproductive. But why?
Einstein thought imagination was crucial.
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Are you good at changing perspectives? If so, it may benefit you in more ways than you imagine.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mental health effects of the pandemic will likely outlive COVID-19. The goal should be to target mental health symptoms early in order to decrease major long-term effects.
Your twitching eye is more likely to be due to staring at a screen for too long rather than some serious illness.
If Googling your health symptoms is taking over you’re day-to-day life and is distressing you, here are some ways to get help.
Tinnitus is characterised by hearing unwanted sounds, like ringing or buzzing.
Many things can cause tinnitus – which makes coming up with a cure difficult.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
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Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here’s how they work and who they might suit best.
Antidepressants bring in almost $17 billion a year for the pharmaceutical industry, and yet science shows their benefit to be small. Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are just as effective.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Around half of prisoners have a substance dependence.
Some drug and alcohol programs
currently used in prisons have little evidence to support them.
A new study has found usual drug treatments won’t work for half of patients.
A new study has found more than half of those in drug treatment have cognitive impairments – meaning treatment won’t work for them.