Tag: CBT

Psychologists

Psychologists

Clinical psychologists perform multiple roles in the mental health care system. They work in hospitals, private offices, schools, and large outpatient mental health facilities. Psychologists receive advanced training in the assessment, diagnosis, and psychosocial treatment of mental health difficulties. To be a clinical psychologist, one must earn a PhD in clinical psychology or a related [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a family of interventions used to help people recognize and overcome a wide variety of problems. It is based on the theory that how a person thinks about a situation affects how he/she feels about it and ultimately affects how he/she reacts or behaves as a result. The therapist teaches the [...]

August 8, 2011 More
Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence of inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as vomiting or excessive use of diuretics and laxatives. Currently, it falls under the category of Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV). An individual [...]

August 1, 2011 More
Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a psychiatric illness in which individuals are anxious about being in situations where escape may be difficult or embarrassing. Nervousness may also occur if someone is not available to help in case a panic attack or panic-like symptoms occur. Due to these apprehensions, individuals with agoraphobia begin to avoid situations, or experience intense [...]

July 28, 2011 More