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.
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.
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.
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