Challenges and Silver Linings It is 2021-And the world’s mental health has changed. It is important to reflect on how the last 2 years have reshaped, the field of mental health. None of us have seen a pandemic affecting all nations and people. The many deaths, disruptions and incessant political battle lines have never been starker. But
In most societies’, mothers are the centre of the circle of life. One of the best ways to practice prevention of mental health problems is to improve mothers’ mental health. Anxiety and depression are more common in women compared to men but women live longer than men. During pregnancy and after child delivery, about 13%
World Mental Health Special: How can we work our interventions better
The World Mental Health on October 10 is a recognition of the global importance of mental health. What is the relevance for Canada? First: The slogan ‘1 in 5’ is not enough We need to move beyond this oversimplification. Imagine saying to people with heart problems that they have a ‘physical health problem’ in common
Since social situations are variable with multiple factors at play, focusing on the imagery cognitions gives us the specificity to design the treatment. This may be a reason cognitive therapy was superior to exposure treatment in this study. There are, of course, other components to the treatment model, which contribute to its effectiveness.
Skin picking and hair pulling: very treatable but often missed
In the DSM-5 Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) and Excoriation Disorders (Skin Picking Disorder) are included in the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders section. Each of these disorders is present in about 1-2% of the population.
With the rise of ‘shared rides/space’ economy like Uber and Airbnb, it is tantalizing to speculate if uberising therapy could work. A number of start-ups and established companies have started offering this in different forms. They match clients to therapists online and are always available.