Does Screen Time Affect Children’s Sleep?

A few days ago, the BBC published an article called “Children’s screen time has little effect on sleep, says study”. If you have read any of my other articles, you’ll know that this statement contrasts with a lot of the research done to date. I thought I’d take a look at the study and break […]

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What is Cognitive Therapy?

Many people have heard about a type of treatment used for various mental health issues, called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is the most research-supported treatment for mental health. But CBT has 2 parts. The “C” and the “B”. I mostly write about the behavioral parts (the “B”) of treatments on this blog – Things that […]

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How To Know When Stress Is Helpful

Most people have had a time when they feel high levels of stress. It might be caused by exam time, going through a divorce, moving house, or any number of things. But what is stress? About Stress Stress is a response to some strain in your life, involving physical symptoms, emotional reactions, and behavioral changes. […]

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Does Cognitive Therapy Enhance Exposure Therapy?

A neat study was published recently exploring this topic. In the OCD literature, research has typically compared exposure response prevention (ERP) treatment to cognitive therapy (CT). Both are shown to be effective, but the literature is larger for ERP interventions. However, what about combining them? Here’s the reference: Rector, N. A., Richter, M. A., Katz, […]

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