Far away to the North, in Lapland, some say, Santa’s elves are elving away making Christmas presents ready for good little girls and boys. What would be on a mental health Christmas list, I wonder? Immediate response to every psychiatric crisis? Coordinated team treatment without any referrals or waiting lists? Effective home treatment that keeps people off medication and out of hospital? Perhaps, if you’ve been very, very good…
Posts Tagged ‘CBT’
Posted in CBT, For patients, For therapists, Review, tagged Carl Rogers, CBT, childhood, diagnosis, mental health, mental illness, paradox, psychiatry, psychotherapy, relationships, schizophrenia, therapy on December 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in depression, disorder, For patients, Research, Review, UK, tagged addiction, CBT, diagnosis, evidence, marketing, mental health, mental illness, NHS, psychiatry, psychotherapy, recovery, schizophrenia, therapy on November 5, 2010 | 5 Comments »
Much of the information about mental illness promoted to the public over many years tells a story in which mental illness is a lifelong disability, incurable and hopeless. The mentally ill are fundamentally different from everyone else. They act strangely. They can be dangerous.
The fundamental difference, we have been told, is that the mentally ill have brains that are chemically unbalanced. It is just the way they are. When they take special drugs to restore the balance they can appear normal, but they are not really.
Posted in CBT, For therapists, Review, Techniques, tagged alcoholism, anorexia, case study, CBT, diagnosis, mental health, mental illness, psychotherapy, therapy, values on November 4, 2010 | 2 Comments »
One of the most important organizing principles of a person’s life, traditionally, was felt to be a clear sense of values — ideas to believe in and to be devoted to, a set of ideals more important than an individual life, which therefore could be relied upon as a way for an individual to make choices. This notion of values comes perilously close to the notion in CBT of beliefs, which have the potential to go wrong occasionally and lead an individual astray into a state of emotional disorder.
Posted in CBT, depression, For patients, For therapists, Review, Techniques, UK, tagged CBT, emotion, feelings, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychotherapy, recovery, relationships, therapy, victim on July 14, 2010 | 1 Comment »
In a feeble and distasteful attempt at (I can only suppose) satire, the impressionist Jon Culshaw, portraying the TV presenter Gok Wan, was shown on BBC 1 this week fondling a woman’s breasts in public, causing her evident distress. What’s to be done? Perhaps vigilante groups are the answer.
Posted in CBT, depression, For patients, For therapists, Research, Review, Techniques, UK, tagged case study, CBT, distress, mental health, mental illness, NHS, psychotherapy, recovery, therapy on July 1, 2010 | 3 Comments »