May 11, 2019
DBT For Borderline Personality Disorder

DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT is a cognitive behavioural therapy originally developed for treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Since its inception, however, its applicability has been broadened to other psychological ailments such as binge eating, depression, substance use and more. This blog outlines how DBT was developed, what is involved in DBT, and how to engage a Gold Coast DBT practitioner. What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Borderline personality disorder is a severe disorder of instability of mood, chronic feelings of emptiness, severe difficulties with interpersonal relationships, high levels of impulsivity, and often with high rates of suicidal and/or self-injury behaviour. BPD affects roughly 2% of the population at any one point in time and about 6% over the lifespan (Grant et al., 2008). In more […]
April 18, 2019
CBT Treatment of Eating Disorders Gold Coast

CBT Treatment of Eating Disorders

Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Do you have a love/hate relationship with food or eating?  Do you have an intense fear of putting on weight or getting fat (regardless of your body shape or appearance)?   With so much social pressure on how we look, your self-worth may be based on how thin you are.  Other signs include severely restricting your calorie intake by regular dieting or fasting, exercising excessively, vomiting after eating or using laxatives and diuretics. When your negative thoughts and feelings about your body image starts to control your life, you may have an eating disorder. Eating disorders can be dangerous and even life-threatening; interfering with your physical, psychological and social functioning. There are three common types of Eating Disorders including Bulimia […]

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