August 13, 2019
How is ADHD diagnosed in children

How is ADHD Diagnosed in Children?

Let’s find out about this ‘disorder’ – What is ADHD? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) is often used to define the typical presentations of a child, adolescent, or adult whose behaviour suggests a diagnosis of ADHD. For the exact table, please refer to the […]
July 31, 2019
self-harm causes and treatment

Self-Harm Causes and Treatment

Self-Harm Causes and Treatment If you have found your way to this blog, you or someone you love may be harming themselves. This information may help you understand why someone self-harms and what you can do to support them.   What is Self-Harm? Self-harm is a term used to describe […]
July 5, 2019
Anorexia Nervosa Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa: Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious psychological disorder that is characterised by a person’s core desire to be thinner and lose weight, and with an intense obsessional fear of gaining weight or being fat – despite being underweight. The disorder may begin with a seemingly harmless desire to be a bit […]
July 3, 2019
Treatment for Childhood Trauma

Treatment for Childhood Trauma

Treatment for Childhood Trauma What is Trauma? When I was studying to become a psychologist, I learned about a study called the Adverse Childhood Experiences study1 (or ACE’s), and it blew my mind, broke my heart, and lit my heart full of passion all at once. The study found that […]
June 9, 2019
Chronic Illness Psychologist

8 Tips for Managing Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic physical health condition can be like sitting in the passenger’s seat enduring the journey while the health condition takes control of the driver’s seat dictating every move and turn. The questions is, is it possible for a person to manage a chronic disease, be back in […]
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 […]

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