Cognitive behavioural therapy

OCD in kids

All children have worries and doubts, but those who can’t stop worrying – even if they want to – may have an anxiety disorder such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). What is OCD in children? With OCD, worries often compel sufferers to repeatedly behave in particular ways; children with OCD usually become preoccupied with whether

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Panic attacks

What are panic attacks? Panic attacks are the name given to the sudden experience of intense physical and psychological symptoms that can lead to a perceived threat which is either real or imagined. Symptoms can include heart palpiations where your heart feels like it is beating irregularly, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, a choking sensation,

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Gambling addiction

Gambling: What to do if you or your partner is addicted If you are a gambler or you live with someone who has a gambling addiction it can cause serious issues within a relationship. These can range from financial problems associated with the money they spend feeding their addiction, to emotional difficulties caused by stress

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Could you be Bipolar

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder (previously referred to as ‘Manic depression’) is a psychological disorder involving periods of polarized emotions and symptoms. There are two main states: depression and mania. An individual suffering from bipolar will usually swing between these states, sometimes very rapidly (rapid cycling). Some sufferers experience periods of ‘normality’ between their

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Woman upset and depressed

Moving away from negative thinking towards a positive mind

Negative thinking is something that most if not everybody struggles with. Unless we get to know how our minds work, we can be at the mercy of them and their tendency to rush anxiously into the future or hang on miserably to the past! Negative thoughts can drain our energy, spoil our days and put

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Seasonal affective disorder

What is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is linked to the changing seasons. As with other forms of depression, symptoms usually include: Feelings of despair Loss of interest in social and daily activities Feelings of lethargy Indecisiveness Increased sleeping patterns In contrast to other forms of depression, sufferers of

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