PSYCHO-EDUCATION

Relevant Information on Psychotherapy and more

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behavioural syndromes that involve a disturbed pattern of eating. They are mental disorders that require immediate and specialised professional help.

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Emotional Intelligence

In a world that continues to place undue importance on one’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ), it is not often that one comes across its less well-known counterpart: Emotional Intelligence.

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Facial Feedback Hypothesis

For long it was believed that facial expressions are a reflection of one's emotional state. However, the Facial Feedback Hypothesis makes a case for the opposite. It highlights the role that facial expressions play in influencing emotions.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal.

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Parenting Styles

It is widely believed that the characteristic ways in which parents interact with and raise their children, has an impact on their overall competence and well-being.

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Sleeping Disorders - Dyssomnia

The advent of the pandemic has brought into the forefront problems associated with sleeping. While we’ve discussed normal irregularities in sleeping in an earlier post, this one discusses disorders related to sleeping that have a psychological origin, i.e., psychogenic or nonorganic sleeping disorders.

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Sleeping Disorders - Parasomnias

Last week, Autumn Mind discussed a variety of sleeping disorders called Dyssomnias. This week, we bring to you the more common set of sleeping anomalies: Parasomnias.

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Sleeplessness In The Times Of Covid-19

'What, all so soon asleep!
I wish mine eyes
Would, with themselves,
Shut up my thoughts.'
-W. Shakespeare (The Tempest)

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Social Anxiety in Children

Individuals suffering from social anxiety find themselves experiencing a sense of extreme fear in social situations. This goes beyond the discomfort experienced by shyness, and can involve a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms.

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring, roaring, diving, and then buried in mud. And why?
-Virginia Woolf

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What Is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings
-William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

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What Is The Barnum Effect?

The Barnum Effect refers to the human tendency to be susceptible to vague and generalised statements that are supposedly specific to oneself, but are in fact, applicable to most people.

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What Kind of a Learner Are You?

Visual, Auditory, Reading or Kinesthetic - which one are you?

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What are Heuristics?

Cognitive shortcuts that help us make judgements and take decisions quickly are called Heuristics. They are mental rules of thumb that are developed from past experiences, in order to facilitate quick and efficient decision making. However, it must be noted that heuristics run the same risk as other shortcuts: they may be quicker, but they aren’t always accurate.

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What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is commonly used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and other mental disorders. Yet, it has also been shown to be valuable in treating alcoholism and drug addiction. This is especially true when it's part of an overall program of recovery.

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What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

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What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy can teach family members how to handle adversity – before it begins. For instance, newly blended families that include children from previous marriages may benefit from family therapy. Why? Well, because family therapists can help them (all of the members of the newly blended family) learn how to respect one another and live peacefully together.

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What is PTSD

PTSD - which was earlier known as combat neurosis or shell shock, stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As the name suggests, it is an anxiety disorder that involves experiences of severe stress in the aftermath of significantly traumatic life experiences. People suffering from PTSD find themselves reliving trauma over and over again, long after it appears to have ended.

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