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What is Acute Behavioural Disturbance?

What is Acute Behavioural Disturbance?

An Acute Behavioural Disturbance doesn;t happen on it’s own. It usually occurs or results from intoxication (from drugs or alcohol), a physical illness (such as hypoglycaemia or a head injury) or a mental health disorder – for example a personality disorder or psychosis. Many health […]

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of […]

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) was designed primarly for people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorderand focuses on helping someone tolerate the uncomfortable feeling of distress. It also helps a person to learn ways to balance their emotions and not feel so overwhelmed by strong emotions. Dialectical […]

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan in 1973. It was published in the journal Science under the title “On being sane in insane places.”The study is considered an important and influential criticism of […]

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down […]

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why […]

Psychological Phenomena

Psychological Phenomena

Bystander effect The bystander effect occurs when multiple people who witness an emergency situation fail to intervene. It is believed that the bystander effect occurs, because of diffusion of responsibility. The more people there are around, the more we are likely to believe someone else […]

What wearing designer clothes says about you

What wearing designer clothes says about you

Psychologists read into everything… yes unfortunately I can’t turn it off. I am constantly analysing people’s behaviour hoping to spot trends and patterns. Designer clothes are no exception. I got to know a lot about my clients when I first met them just by looking […]