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.
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD.
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Even when the condition lasts a lifetime, there are behavioral treatments and prescription drugs that make it easier for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to thrive.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.
The UK’s mental health model is broken.
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.
It’s all about emotion.
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Don’t assume that something you’re uncertain about will have a terrible outcome.
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Feel like you’re facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
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.
The character of Kayla in ‘Eighth Grade’ is a true-to-life representation of an anxious teen.
Almost a third of American adolescents have anxiety disorders. Researchers in developmental neuroscience are figuring out that how the brain matures over time may be part of the reason why.
If someone has a fear of dogs, a therapist might try to reframe their beliefs to ones such as: ‘most dogs are friendly’
A recent study found that half of patients who had therapy to help them cope with painful memories had a relapse four years later. So, is there a way to erase unwanted memories for good?
People with anorexia nervosa often see themselves as overweight when in fact they are not. This image depicts a young, thin woman who sees herself as larger than she is.
Anorexia nervosa can be a deadly disease. A recent analysis of several studies showed that it may be even harder to treat than previously believed. But the news isn’t all bad.
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.
Social anxiety is considered a disorder when people have an excessive fear of negative evaluation or judgement triggered by social or performance situations.
Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Behavioural activation rivals other therapies and medication in the treatment of depression.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
We come into this world, grow and flourish and then decay and die.
If presented with a client who has death anxiety, we ask them to tell us what exactly they fear about death. Once we have this information, there are several approaches to treating fear of death.
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It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.