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CBT for Illness Anxiety Disorder

What is Illness Anxiety Disorder? Illness Anxiety Disorder, also commonly referred to as Hypochondriasis, describes an individual’s preoccupation and worry regarding their health. Typically, individuals suffering from this disorder will misinterpret normal bodily sensations or minor symptoms as signs of a severe illness, even in the absence of medical evidence to support the …

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Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists: What are the Differences?

Understanding the distinction between a psychologist, a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist can be confusing at times. While these mental health professionals do overlap in some areas, the focus of each of these professionals and the services they offer are vastly different. In order to receive effective mental health treatment, it is essential that …

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CBT for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is PTSD? PTSD is a serious and chronic anxiety disorder that typically follows exposure to stressful or life-threatening events. This mental health condition is characterized by intense, adverse thoughts and feelings associated with a traumatic event. What are the symptoms of PTSD? PTSD symptoms include: Intrusive thoughts (such as repeated flashbacks of …

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CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by excessive worrying and feelings of anxiety that cause significant distress and/or interfere with daily life.  What are the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms include: Frequent worrying about a wide range of issues …

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