Psychotherapy Services in South West London

Archive for October 2014

CBT works – Important trial showing the effect of CBT

A randomised control trial led by Professor Anthony Morrison from the University of Manchester’s School of Psychological Science aimed to establish whether cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorder who had chosen not to take antipsychotic drugs. The researcher […]

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Cognitive Neuro Scientist talks about visual illusion and the body

In an article in the Psychologist in March 2014 Henrik Ehrsson talks about his PHD in motor control and visual illusion. He says: “When you put a massager over the tendon and the muscle the biceps for example and you ask the person to close their eyes […]

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How CBT works to help depression

We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think, the Buddha once said. No one is born with prejudice and negative thoughts and feelings are learnt. Patients with depression or anxiety disorder show a vicious cycle of negative thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours related […]

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Clinical Depression – Contributions to Psychological Knowledge

Professor Tim Dalgleish, lead of the Cognition Emotion and Mental Health Programme received an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge. Professor Dalgleish work focused mostly on clinical depression and post traumatic stress disorder. He conducted a number of experiments to understand the process of memory and […]

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Insomnia? Perhaps the Moon is to blame!

For centuries myths have swirled like clouds around the possibility that the full moon affects the human psyche. According to a new small study by researcher in Switzerland, one influence is real – at or near full moon, they found that people’s sleep is affected. Their participants […]

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How CBT works to help alleviate anxiety

There are a number of CBT techniques that draw upon the power of imagery in tackling anxiety disorders by modifying the persistent negative images that patients hold of the anxiety provoking stimulus. One of the most effective techniques is exposure therapy where the patient confronts fear evoking […]

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