The Importance Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Psychology

by Will Lion The Importance Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety Disorders DEPRESSION and anxiety disorders are psychosomatic conditions, i.e., a combination of psychological and physical factors. While the physical (or somatic) component of the condition is treated with anti-depressants, the psychologcal component is treated through psychotherapy.Psychotherapy involves talking to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or a counselor who first identify the reason for an anxiety disorder and how to alleviate the impact of the reason on the patient’s psyche. The particular type of psychotherapy that has…. Click Here to Read More


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Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities: 4th Edition Reviews

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities: 4th Edition

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities: 4th Edition The fourth edition of Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities critically examines the breadth of research on this complex and controversial topic, with the principal aim of helping the reader to understand where sex differences are found – and where they are not. Since the publication of the third edition, there have been many exciting and illuminating developments in our understanding of cognitive sex differences. Modern neuroscience has transformed our understanding of the mind and behavior in general, but particularly the way we think about cognitive sex differences. But neuroscience is still in its infancy and has often been…. Click Here to Read More


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – How it Works

Cognitive Psychology

by paperbits Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – How it Works CBT is currently recognised by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (a government body responsible for deciding which treatment should be available on the NHS) as the most effective treatment for the a range of emotional problems including:* Depression* Low Self Esteem* Anxiety* Panic Attacks* Eating Disorder* Obsessive Compulsive Disorders* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder* Somatic Problems (including chronic pain and chronic fatigue/ME)It can also be helpful in resolving relationship problems, sleep disturbance, general life dissatisfaction & change. Results of CBT have been shown to be faster and more long…. Click Here to Read More


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Eating Disorders – Maximizing Your Chances of Success

Cognitive Psychology

by W&M Libraries Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Eating Disorders – Maximizing Your Chances of Success Before you start your Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment program there are a number of things you can do to maximize your chances of success.- Prioritizing yourself and your recovery For CBT to enable you to overcome your eating disorder you need to be a keen and active participant in the process. This will take time and energy, therefore, as much as is possible you will need, for the period of time you are engaged in treatment, to prioritize both yourself and your recovery. This can be difficult, particularly if you have a low sense of self worth. The steps outlined…. Click Here to Read More


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) And Depression (Thinking Errors)

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by W&M Libraries Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) And Depression (Thinking Errors) The basic tenet of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is that what you think affects the way you feel. That is to say, if you think depressive thoughts then you will feel depressed. Conversely, if you manage to stop yourself thinking these thoughts, then your depression will lift.As a Psychiatrist in Edinburgh I use CBT techniques extensively. My first step is to look for unhelpful patterns of thinking with my clients. Depressed people often think in particular ways that are very different from non-depressed people. These ways of thinking are called – in CBT language – “thinking errors”….. Click Here to Read More


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Social Cognitive Theory and Self-Efficacy

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by Wolf Brüning Social Cognitive Theory and Self-Efficacy Self-efficacy is a psychological concept popularized by Albert Bandura in his social cognitive theory and is loosely regarded as a person’s belief in their own abilities. Bandura defined it as “the belief in one’s capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations.” Bandura also believed that personality is largely based on social experience and observational learning. He also felt that people with high self-efficacy can accept the challenge of difficult tasks because they believe that anything can be accomplished, and those with low amounts give up on difficult tasks or…. Click Here to Read More


A Quick Guide to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Psychology

by timtak A Quick Guide to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or TF-CBT is a short-term evidence-based practice that is highly effective for children and adolescent survivors of trauma. Trauma is defined as sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, witness to domestic violence, witness to murder or death. Often times these experiences can cause a person to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The symptoms of this disorder include hyper-vigilance, increased startle response, avoidance around any thoughts or feelings associated with the traumatic event, nightmares, dreams or feelings that the event is reoccurring, as well…. Click Here to Read More


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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – An Introduction and History

Cognitive Psychology

by W&M Libraries Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – An Introduction and History Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach used by therapists to help to promote positive change in people by addressing their thought patterns, feelings and behavioural issues. Difficulties with irrational thinking, dysfunctional thoughts and faulty learning are identified and then treated using CBT. Therapy can be conducted with individuals, groups or families and the goals of CBT are to restructure one’s thoughts, perceptions and responses which facilitate changes in behaviours.The earliest form of CBT was developed by an American Psychologist, Albert Ellis (1913-2007) in 1955,…. Click Here to Read More


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Cognitive Behavioral Dream Therapy: How To Use Your Dreams To Solve Your Problems

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by timtak Cognitive Behavioral Dream Therapy: How To Use Your Dreams To Solve Your Problems Psychotherapists use a lot of different tools, techniques and theoretical models to help their clients and their patients.Some of the approaches we employ can be slow, cumbersome and sometimes ineffective.With changing health care laws and rising health care costs, therapists need to be increasingly more efficient and more effective in the ways that they treat people.As part of my training and as result of many years of experience, I have been exposed to a number of different methods for helping people to change so that they can live more fulfilling lives.I am always looking for easy to…. Click Here to Read More


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What Came First – Inattentive ADHD or Sluggish Cognitive Tempo?

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by timtak What Came First – Inattentive ADHD or Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Before there was Predominantly Inattentive ADHD (ADHD-PI) there was Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT). SCT was first described in the DSM III (The American Pyschiatric Association Manual for Diagnosis, 3rd edition) that was published in the 1980s. The symptoms of SCT, physical hypoactivity, mental fogginess, daydreaming, confusion, and lack of mental alertness were considered to be the hallmark symptoms of what psychiatrist then called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity or ADD-WO.Studies of ADHD in the late seventies had found a subgroup of kids with ADD with a pattern of inattention that was…. Click Here to Read More


Should Healthy People Take Drugs to Enhance Their Cognitive Abilities?

Cognitive Psychology

by madamepsychosis Should Healthy People Take Drugs to Enhance Their Cognitive Abilities? I think people should take drugs to enhance their cognitive abilities because they can help people in many ways like improving their brain stimulations by nutrition and nutritional supplements – for example omega 3 supplements.I think these supplements are scientifically proven to enhance children and teens learning abilities and help them to concentrate more in their studies.Fish contains a lot of omega 3 nutrients in it which studies show students are doing more well in school if they eat fish but that is why omega 3 supplements are also there for vegetarians as some cannot eat fish for…. Click Here to Read More


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How to Use Cognitive Dissonance to Achieve Success

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by World Economic Forum How to Use Cognitive Dissonance to Achieve Success We have all been in situations where something we have thought about happens in reality. More often than not, it is our negative thoughts come to pass. Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it is quite hard to argue with the idea that our thoughts have a significant impact on our realities. Rather than focusing on the intuitive power of the brain, the purpose of this article is to provide guidance on how to use your thoughts to achieve whatever success you desire. This power is real and backed by significant psychological studies.1. Unleash the Power of Cognitive Dissonance The power that I am…. Click Here to Read More


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