Psychology

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder: Living With EUPD

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is a serious mental health condition affecting many individuals. According to government data, the prevalence of this condition in the UK indicates that the percentage of people over 16 who screened positive is in the region of 13.9% to 17.3%, depending on ethnic groups. To avoid confusion, EUPD is an initialism […]

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Helping Patients

Helping Patients Suffering from Trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Introduction to EMDR The precise neural mechanism for how eye movements affect emotional status is unclear, but the fact is they do. It is almost as though a broad view of the horizon from left to right, and right to left also helps the mind to place events within the broader context, or for both

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Gifting Connectedness

Gifting Connectedness

First prize: Help those less fortunate An extraordinary Catholic priest in Australia, Father Bob Maguire, is running a competition with a top prize that ‘guarantees happiness.’  See: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/nov/24/father-bob-offers-people-chance-to-win-happiness-guaranteed He is is offering a third-placed prize of five nights in a chain of high-end hotels, with the second-placed prize being five flat-screen TVs. However, it’s the

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Movember shines a light to another worthy but unspoken cause

Movember shines a light to another worthy but unspoken cause

We are delighted to hear that the organiser’s behind the Movember movement are turning their focus this year to men’s Mental Health. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29841063 It is our considerable experience that physical and mental health are not separate matters but two aspects of well-being and resilience that overlap and have a clear cause and effect relationship;

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Self-licensing: A Route to Addiction

Self-licensing: A Route to Addiction

A couple of weeks ago (16th August, on BBC3; “Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery”),  Russell Brand launched a hard-hitting attack on conventional approaches to drug addiction: first, he lambasted the view of right wing tabloid commentators who favour the view that addicts recklessly and freely abuse drugs, and could as easily choose differently. And

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Treatment of Drug Addiction: When is it successful?

Treatment of Drug Addiction: When is it successful?

When can we say that treatment of drug addiction has been successful? The problem of deciding what constitutes success, or even improvement has generated heated debate between therapists, most notably in the past between 12-steps, psychoanalytic and behavioural enthusiasts. It has also divided policy makers. Those who favour prevention and environmental control are sceptical of the

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