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A guide to complex PTSD

Most of us have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder. The condition was first recognised in war veterans but it can be caused by a number of traumatic experiences, such as a car accident, an assault, or a near-death experience. There is another form of PTSD that is less well known: complex PTSD. Complex PTSD is


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Study Suggests PTSD patients “should consider concurrent treatment with evidence-based psychotherapy”

In Study of Veterans, Psychotherapy Most Significant Predictor of PTSD Recovery Results of a retrospective study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that although off-label prescribing for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was effective across several medications, concurrent evidence-based psychotherapy was the only predictor of diagnostic improvement. PTSD patients “should consider concurrent treatment with evidence-based psychotherapy“ Meta-analyses

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is a positive one. Scientists found that people who worry a lot do so because they experience “high levels of


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Large Study Finds Talk Therapy, Not Medication Best for Social Anxiety Disorder – Inner Changes Counselling and Psychotherapy Manchester

Large Study Finds Talk Therapy, Not Medication Best for Social Anxiety Disorder While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that talking therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped. Social anxiety disorder is a


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Women and people under the age of 35 at greatest risk of anxiety

Women are almost twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, according to a review of existing scientific literature, led by the University of Cambridge. The study also found that people from Western Europe and North America are more likely to suffer from anxiety than people from other cultures. The review, published today in the


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Reduce anxiety by challenging the assumptions behind your anxious thoughts

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.  Approaches


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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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What are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety Disorders The term Anxiety disorder is a collective term for a group of disorders that share anxiety-related symptoms. Each individual anxiety disorder refers to a set of anxiety symptoms and specific anxiety triggers.  All anxieties sufferers have an excessive fear or discomfort that is out of proportion to the situation, and which is something


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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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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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Research shows new parents suffering higher than expected anxiety

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 experienced


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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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Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Higher Anxiety Levels | Sleep Therapist in Manchester

[fblikesend] Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Higher Anxiety Levels Two common features of anxiety disorders are insomnia and an amplification of emotional response. Results from the new study suggest that these features may not be independent of one another but may interact instead. New research shows that sleep loss markedly exaggerates the degree to which


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Mindfulness Meditation Relieves Anxiety and Stress

[fblikesend] Scientists have learned that meditation can reduce anxiety by as much as 39 % while having also identified the brain areas involved. Zen masters and Buddhist monks, have recognized for a very long time that meditation is able to lower anxiety, however the mechanism has never been clear, until now. “Although we’ve known that


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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

[fblikesend] What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a recognised and common condition, with its characteristic indicator of on-going anxiety without any apparent cause.  Sometimes referred to as excessive worry, chronic worry or being a worry wort.  Approximately 1 in every 20 adults in Britain suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Somewhat more females

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