When I was at university we had to write an essay in our final year that was on the topic of cognitive psychology and we had to find research that used cognitive methods in order to do so. I wanted to write an essay on psychopathy - I have always been interested in mental health, the … Continue reading Are psychopaths capable of empathy?
Most people, especially those who work within psychology, mental health and well-being, have heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of therapy that encourages the client to change the way they think about situations, and therefore change the way they behave in reaction to them. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a … Continue reading What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?
So, if you've read my previous post then you do know what it means to be sectioned. However, not everyone who has been sectioned has gone down the pathway of "innocence". I am the last person to put forward the notion that people with mental health problems are criminals, but, as I have mentioned, before … Continue reading Do you know what it’s like to be sectioned… by the courts?
You hear it on the news, on soaps, and in magazines. Another celebrity has been sectioned, or that criminal who committed that crime was sectioned when he was younger, or that character is being sectioned against their will because they're crazy... The term "sectioned" has been totally demonised by society and the media, when in actual fact for … Continue reading Do you really know what it means to ‘be sectioned’?
If you haven't heard of the clown craze that has been sweeping the US and now the UK then I'm gonna assume that you've been living in the ocean for the past few weeks. People have been dressing up as clowns, going out when it's gotten dark, purely just to scare people - and it's … Continue reading Coulrophobia – Why are we scared of clowns?
What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and it is a type of anxiety disorder, therefore a lot of this information will be similar to that in my "The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour - anxiety" post. However I believe that PTSD is an important mental health illness to highlight on it's own. … Continue reading The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour – PTSD
So, schizophrenia. It's a complicated disorder. Therefore, following the origin of the word "schizophrenia" - where "schizo" means "split", I'm going to split this "The Brain, The Body, The Behaviour" post into two parts. It's going to be a bit of a different structure compared to my other two posts on depression and anxiety, but … Continue reading The Brain, The Body, The Behaviour – Schizophrenia (Part 1)