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Efficacy of CBT…

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a popular therapeutic approach that has been applied to a variety of problems. The below mentioned review provides a comprehensive survey of meta-analyses examining […]

Wise Words… #87

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” ~ UNKNOWN

Wise Words… #85

“We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us” ~ JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

What Is…

CBT is based on the cognitive model of mental illness, initially developed by Beck (1964). In its simplest form, the cognitive model ‘hypothesises that people’s emotions and behaviours are influenced […]

Wise Words… #85

“In all the cases I have analysed it was the subject’s sexual life that had given rise to a distressing affect…Theoretically, it is not impossible that this affect should sometimes […]

Wise Words… #84

“… as we remind ourselves that no age has been more skilful than our own in producing myths of the understanding, an age that produces myths and at the same […]

Wise Words… #83

“Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults you own soul” ~ WALT WHITMAN

Wise Words… #82

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness’s of other people” ~ CARL JUNG

Wise Words… #81

“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.” ~ MARTIN HEIDEGGER

Did You Know… #57

Researchers have discovered that hippocampal volume is smaller in chronically depressed patients and not in those who have recovered. And up to 18% smaller in women who had been abused […]

Did You Know… #56

Researchers have shown that schizophrenic symptoms can be caused by two different microbes, Toxoplasma gondii and cytomegalovirus (CMV). This is not to imply that all schizophrenia is microbe-induced, but it […]

Did You Know… #55

In recent years, discoveries have found that OCD symptoms can be caused by strep C throat infections. When children with strep throat became compulsive hand-washers, MRI scans showed their caudates […]

Wise Words… #79

“Even when all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken” ~ BERTRAND RUSSELL

Wise Words… #78

“Each of us is responsible for everything and to every human being” ~ SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Wise Words… #77

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” ~ SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Wise Words… #76

“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking” ~ MARTIN HEIDEGGER

Music Therapy and Music Neuroscience…

The therapeutic potential of musical activity has been evidenced by neuroscience methods in relation to effects between common areas of processing between speech, memory, attention and motor activity (Schlaug et […]

Did You Know… #54

Deep breathing is linked to positive emotion and the ability to manage anxiety (Borkovec & Sharpless, 2004). Reference: Borkovec, T.D., & Sharpless, B. (2004). Generalized anxiety disorder: Bringing cognitive-behavioral therapy […]

Did You Know… #53

Researchers (Young, Lareau, and Pierre) calculated that in the DSM-5 there are 270 million combinations of symptoms that would meet the criteria for both PTSD and major depressive disorder. Reference: G. Young, […]

Did You Know… #52

Olbert and colleagues (2014) reported considerable heterogeneity within the criteria of individual diagnoses, showing that in the majority of diagnoses in both DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 (64% and 58.3% respectively), two people […]

Did You Know… #51

There is a stark difference between highly specific diagnostic criteria and those with more flexibility around symptom presentation. As a result, there are almost 24,000 possible symptom combinations for panic […]

Wise Words… #74

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you” ~ MARY ANGELOU

Wise Words… #73

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” CARL JUNG

The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy?

Empirical evidence has supported the efficacy of psychodynamic therapy. For instance, patients who receive psychodynamic therapy maintain therapeutic gains and appear to continue to improve after treatment ends. Furthermore, non psychodynamic therapies may […]

Wise Words… #72

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” THOMAS SZASZ

Wise Words… #71

“In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in […]

Wise Words… #70

“I suppose therefore that all things I see are illusions; I believe that nothing has ever existed of everything my lying memory tells me. I think I have no senses. […]

Wise Words… #69

“You are not an isolated entity, but a unique, irreplaceable part of the cosmos. Don’t forget this. You are an essential piece in the puzzle of humanity”. EPICTETUS    

Wise Words… #68

“We do not live to think… We think in order that we may succeed in surviving” – JOSE ORTEGA y GASSET

Wise Words… #67

“Everything can be found in isolation except sanity” – FRIEDRICH NIETZCHE

Wise Words… #66

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, […]

Wise Words… #65

“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong” ~ CARL GUSTAV JUNG

Wise Words… #64

“It is because a fellow is more afraid of the trouble he might have than he ever is of the trouble he’s already got. He’ll cling to trouble he’s used […]

Wise Words… #63

“If there is something called the unconscious, it means that one doesn’t have to know what one is doing in order to do it, and in order to do it […]

Wise Words… #62

“There are no healthy people, only sick people who don’t know they are ill” ~ GUGGENBUHL-CRAIG

Wise Words… #61

“Whate’er the work a man performs, the most effective aid to its completion, the most prolific source of true success, is energy, without despondency” ~ RAMAYANA    

Wise Words… #60

“A man should never despise himself, for brilliant success never attends on the man who is contemned by himself” ~ UNKNOWN

Wise Words… #59

 “Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth” ~ FIRDAUSI

Did You Know… #50

The type of voices people who suffer from schizophrenia are hearing depends on where they live. Clinical studies show that people who have auditory hallucinations in Africa and India describe […]

Did You Know… #49

Morrow at el., (2019) reckon at least 80% of communication is in observable non-verbal behaviour, particularly facio-manual gesturing. 

Wise Words… #58

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ MAYA ANGELOU

Efficacy of CBT…

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a popular therapeutic approach that has been applied to a variety of problems. The below mentioned review provides a comprehensive survey of meta-analyses examining […]