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cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Therapy for Weight

With obesity in the United States at epidemic proportions, cognitive therapy for weight loss, control and management has become an extremely important topic. Cognitive therapy for weight loss, like most areas of cognitive therapy, focus on what thoughts you have associated with...
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Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy has been used  to treat a broad range of mental conditions such as anxiety and depression for a long time. In Dr. Tim McCalls book, Yoga as Medicine, he devotes several chapters to this topic and provides many studies and references. Yoga is a useful method to calm...
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The Mental Skills Report Card

The Mental skills report card is a self assessment of mental skills that individuals complete at the end of a game, match or important situation where they “should” have used one or more mental skills to help them perform to their potential. Mental coaches and cognitive...
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COGNITIVE THERAPY AND THE PLACEBO EFFECT

Cognitive Therapy and The Placebo Effect The recent CBS 60 minutes episode on “The Placebo Effect” sent shockwaves through the mental health community from cognitive therapy through psychiatry as Harvard researcher, Dr. Irving Kirsch, discussed his research on the placebo effect....
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Live Longer Forever

Live longer forever. That’s the title of a 90 minute movie I just saw which attempted to identify the factors in living life longer by interviewing some scientists as well as a dozen or so of the healthiest and oldest individuals on the planet. Longevity was defined not as only...
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COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF DEPRESSION

The lead article of the Journal, Depression and Anxiety summarized the major research studies of the treatment of depression by medication and cognitive and related therapy approaches. Here are some of the conclusions: 1.Half of the patients with major depression disorder derive...
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Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a sub set of “performance anxiety”, and can be defined as an “ excessive and/or exaggerated worry over taking a test or fears about its consequences.” Many “good students” who perform well in class, study and prepare for the test often don’t perform up to what...
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Bi-Polar Disorder

I received a phone inquiry recently from a mother concerning her adult son. Apparently, he has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and has had numerous problems with school, drugs and the law as a result. He was put on medication but has stopped taking it and has refused any...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression is rapidly becoming the gold standard.Depression impacts the lives of millions of people. Many individuals never seek treatment while others struggle to find relief through illegal drugs, abusing prescription drug...
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Cognitive Therapy for Substance Abuse

Cognitive Therapy for Substance abuse and RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (REBT) have a long history of helping individuals overcome addictions and substance abuse problems. In fact it was Jack Trimpy, the founder of Rational Recovery, (the first alternative substance abuse...
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