book cover: The Anxiety Skills Workbook by Stefan G. Hofmann

Book Review: The Anxiety Skills Workbook

The Anxiety Skills Workbook by Stefan G. Hofmann uses a cognitive behavioural therapy approach to help you better manage your anxiety. One thing I liked was the cautionary note in the introduction that the book wasn't intended to address suicidality, severe depression, or problematic substance abuse, and anyone experiencing those should get in touch with … Continue reading Book Review: The Anxiety Skills Workbook

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Book cover: Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss by Joel Minden

Book Review: Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss by Joel Minden provides strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help manage anxiety.  CBT is an evidence-based treatment, so while the strategies won't necessarily for everyone, they are legit, unlike many of the other self-help books floating around. The approach is broken down into three major steps: predictions, … Continue reading Book Review: Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

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Book cover: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis

Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD is written by Charlotte Dennis, who shares the experiences she has been through working on her own OCD using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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Mental Health @ Home Insights Into Psychiatry: Exposure and response prevention

What is… exposure and response prevention

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term: exposure and response prevention Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that's used for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders … Continue reading What is… exposure and response prevention

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