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.