Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are a cluster of clinical conditions that affect between 3.8-25.0% of the population (Remes et al., 2016). It was also reported that women, young adults, and persons with chronic diseases were at greater risks of developing anxiety disorders (Remes et al., 2016). In today’s post, we will take a look at what theContinue reading “Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders”

Op/Com: When help harms – the unintended adverse effects of psychotherapy

Psychotherapy (or talk therapy) is a divisive topic. To some, it’s a saving grace. To others, it is nothing more than a scam. Efficacy studies on the positive impact of psychotherapy have also been varied. The American Psychiatric Association estimated that up to 75% of individuals who have had psychotherapy benefitted from it. Moritz etContinue reading “Op/Com: When help harms – the unintended adverse effects of psychotherapy”

Op/Com: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – Deceptively Simple, Genuinely Complex

Recently, I was on the Internet when a rant in an online forum caught my attention. It was from a supposed psychotherapist who was currently undergoing therapy themselves (gender neutral). In it, they shared their exasperation with CBT and positive psychology, going on about how ‘CBT invalidates people’s feelings by reducing it to their thoughts’,Continue reading “Op/Com: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – Deceptively Simple, Genuinely Complex”