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Gwendolyn Orme's EE Blog on Phobias

  • 14 days ago

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    Merits of psychodynamic therapy Information-grey

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged, both in the research literature and in the media, as a "first among equals" in psychotherapy — most often studied and most frequently cited in news reports. CBT seeks to change conscious thoughts and observable behaviors by making patients more aware of them. But considerable research also supports the efficacy of other types of psychotherapy, in particular psychodynamic therapy. In fact, a review in American Psychologist cited evidence that psychodynamic therapy is just as effective as CBT, and that the benefits may increase over time.

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  • 18 days ago

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    Cognitive behavioral therapy Information-grey

    Overview

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

    CBT can be a very helpful tool ― either alone or in combination with other therapies ― in treating mental health disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or an eating disorder. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

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  • 21 days ago

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    Psychotherapy in a Flash Information-grey

    hhhdfFull TPsychotherapy is not what most people think of as a quick fix. From its early Freudian roots, it has taken the form of 50- to 60-minute sessions repeated weekly (or more often) over a period of months or even years. For modern cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), 10 to 20 weekly sessions is typical. But must it be so? "Whoever told us that one 50-minute session a week is the best way to help people get over their problems?" asks Thomas Ollendick, director of the

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  • 30 days ago

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    Scented naps can dissipate fears: people unlearned scary odor if they smelled it in their sleep Information-grey

    A nap can ease the burden of a painful memory. While fast asleep, people learned that a previously scary situation was no longer threatening, scientists report September 22 in Nature Neuroscience. The results are the latest to show that sleep is a special state in which many sorts of learning can happen. And the particular sort of learning in the new study blunted a fear memory, a goal of treatments for disorders such as phobiasand post-traumatic stress disorder. 1"It's a remarkable finding," says sleep neuroscientist Edward Pace-Schott of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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  • 30 days ago

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    Mind over everything: hypnosis is no panacea--but it can help alleviate physical pain as well as phobia-induced stress and anxiety Information-grey

     

    FOR MOST OF HER ADULT LIFE, Terri Shifrin was crippled by a peculiar kind of agoraphobia--the fear of being trapped. Airplanes and elevators petrified her. She stopped driving on freeways, worried she'd get caught in a traffic jam and not be able to get out.

    18Over the years Shifrin went to one therapist after another, trying biofeedback, talk therapy, and desensitization therapy. Nothing relieved her anxietySo she learned to work around it. For 20 years she never traveled more than 10 miles from her Palo Alto, Calif., home. "I wanted to go out and do things, but I just felt stuck," says Shifrin, 51, a former kindergarten teacher.

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  • 30 days ago

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    Virtual Cure for Big Fears Information-grey

     

    Spiders really did frighten Miss Muffet, aka Patience Mouffet, the real-life little girl from 16th-century London whose father crushed the eight-legged bugs into her curds and whey as a misguided home remedy.Unfortunately, virtual reality (VR) therapy didn't exist to help Patience overcome her phobia.

    210Now it does. Like a futuristic video game, VR phobia treatment immerses you in a computer-generated 3-D world where you gradually confront, and vanquish, your worst fear1In a University of Washington study, 23 arachnophobes (people afraid of spiders) were able to calmly stand next to a live tarantula after several rounds of spider exposure via VR goggles. 1

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  • ~ 1 month ago

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    Ten Completely Bizarre And Completely Weird Phobias Information-grey

    Topping the list for bizarre and unusual phobias is the modern affliction, nomophobia. The phobia is characterized by feelings of anxiety that arise from being out of a phone’s range of service, not having one’s phone charged, having no credit on one’s phone or misplacing it. It is believed that over 50 percent of cell phone users are affected by nomophobia

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