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Study finds that talking therapy is better than pills for treating social anxiety

Study finds that talking therapy is better than pills for treating social anxiety disorder (SAD) Talking therapy is more effective than pills in treating social anxiety disorder, a study has found. Social phobia/anxiety is a persistent fear of social situations.  It is one of the most common anxiety disorders. A review of 101 clinical trials

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Sleep’s memory role discovered – Psychotherapy and Counselling News

Sleep’s memory role discovered The mechanism by which a good night’s sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists. The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells – synapses – forming during sleep. Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could

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Smartphone blue light may cause sleep problems

Smartphone blue light may cause sleep problems. BBC Newsbeat More than nine out of 10 young people expose themselves to the blue light from smartphones and tablets, before bed, causing problems with sleep. A new survey also shows more than 28m people in the UK regularly get no more than seven hours sleep a night. Prof

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Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true

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Strong Connection to Social Groups may Lower Clinical Depression

Strong Connection to Social Groups may Lower Clinical Depression A recent study suggests that clinically depressed individuals may benefit from close social connections, including making new friends and general group activities. For the experiment, researchers conducted two studies based on patients diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety. All participants were assigned either to join a community

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Anxiety can be turned into positive excitement

[fblikesend] Anxiety can be turned into positive excitement Original article by Philip Chard If you’ve ever grappled with anticipatory anxiety, you’ve probably been told there is one primary approach you should take: calm down. Seems logical. If you are wired before giving a speech, taking a test or going on that first date, the reasonable antidote

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Don’t Feel Depressed and Anxious About Not Feeling Happy Enough

[fblikesend] Don’t Get Depressed and Anxious About Not Feeling Happy Enough Some people may actually find themselves feeling more depressed and anxious when they try then fail to be as happy as they think they should be.  There is plenty of research to suggest that thinking more positively and feeling happier, more of the time, has numerous physical and mental

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Study shows you can feel less anxious by talking about yourself in the 3rd person

If you talk about yourself in your head by name, you’ve got a psychological edge that could help you perform better and be less anxious. If you talk about yourself out loud by name, people think you’re a little loony.  However a recent study shows that if you talk about yourself in your head by name,

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Juggle your way out of anxiety disorders

Juggling your way out of anxiety disorders All you need is your anxiety and a tennis or juggling ball. Brain scan studies have demonstrated that anxiety disorders only occurs in one hemisphere of the brain. If you force both hemispheres of the brain to communicate with some physical actions that involve both sides of the body then

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Research team reveals how emotions are mapped in the body

Research team reveals how emotions are mapped in the body Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the challenges detected in the environment. These sensations arising from bodily changes are an important feature of our emotional experiences. For example, anxiety may be experienced as pain in the chest, whereas falling in

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Reduce anxiety by challenging the assumptions behind your anxious thoughts

[fblikesend] Reduce anxiety by challenging the assumptions behind your anxious thoughts There are a number of helpful ways to change how you think about anxiety provoking situations. One of the ways is to think of the anxious thoughts as incorrect predictions or assumptions about future events which are based upon unhelpful evidence from your past experiences.

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Research shows new parents suffering higher than expected anxiety

[fblikesend] New research shows new parents suffering higher than expected anxiety There are many things to fret about when you are a new parent: lack of sleep, the baby’s development, lost income and unsolicited parenting advice. But new research has found that for a higher than expected number of first-time mums and dads, the anxiety

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New research shows anxiety is a daily obstacle for 1 in 5 UK adults

Research shows that GPs are 46 times more likely to prescribe medication rather than alternative options for anxiety such as psychotherapy or exercise The topic of mental health has again hit the headlines. Prevalence of mental health problems is on the rise and we are now in a situation where mental health is the third

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Most mental health patients prefer psychotherapy over drugs | Psychotherapy Manchester

Most mental health patients prefer psychotherapy over drugs A line was crossed in 2005 as anti-depressant medication became the most widely prescribed class of drug in the USA. Here in England, the use of anti-depressants has risen to its highest ever level with 50 million prescriptions written last year. And yet a new meta-analysis finds

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Nigel Magowan Presents His Research into the Potential Effectiveness of Ecotherapy as a Treatment for Anxiety, at the 2013 UKCP Research Conference

[fblikesend] Nigel Magowan Presents His Research into the Potential Effectiveness of Ecotherapy as a Treatment for Anxiety, at the 4th UKCP Annual Research Conference at Regents University in London. On Saturday 22nd June 2013, Beeleaf Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy graduates Mike Shallcross, Julie Sale, Helen Lee and myself, Nigel Magowan, attended the 4th annual UKCP Research Conference 2013,

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Nigel Magowan
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Inner Changes Psychotherapy and Counselling
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