A study examining six-month follow-up results and the impact of length of illness on treatment outcomes of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R), a hands-on, active approach that focuses on life aspirations, successful goal achievement, and development of resiliency in the face of stressful symptoms and life events. Overall, this method helps promote positive... Continue Reading →
'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so' - SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET
A study in which sixty patients meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) criteria for generalized social phobia were assigned to cognitive therapy (CT), fluoxetine plus self-exposure (FLU SE), or placebo plus self-exposure (PLA SE). At post treatment (16 weeks), the medication blind was broken. CT and FLU... Continue Reading →
A booklet designed to help you feel less anxious and more in control of your sleep. The booklet aims to help you manage your sleep barriers that may be getting in the way of your ability to lead a happier life. Some of you may probably benefit from learning some skills and techniques that can help you improve your sleep. Link to booklet:... Continue Reading →
Evidence shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is strongly supported as a therapy for most of the psychological disorders in adults according to a report by Roth and Fonagy (2005). Reference: Roth, A. and Fonagy, P. (2005). What works for whom? (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.
The worldwide prevalence estimates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and hyperkinetic disorder (HD) are highly diverse. Considering that the reasons for this discrepancy remain poorly understood, this study aimed to determine the possible causes of the varied worldwide estimates of the disorder and to compute its worldwide-pooled prevalence. In doing so, the literature search generated 9,105 records,... Continue Reading →
'Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things' - EPICTETUS
AVATAR therapy represents a new approach in which people who hear voices have a dialogue with a digital representation of their presumed persecutor, voiced by the therapist. The avatar responds by becoming less hostile and concedes power over the course of therapy making individuals with psychotic conditions and experiencing persistent auditory verbal hallucinations better able to deal with their hallucinations. The research trail... Continue Reading →