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Blog Articles From December 2014

Blog Articles From December 2014

False Memory Syndrome

by Dr Emma Gray - 22nd December, 2014
False Memory Syndrome

Repressed Memories To understand what False Memory Syndrome it is important to first understand what a repressed memory is. Repressed memories where first identified by Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis and are believed to be memories that have been blocked out because they are associated with a traumatic event. The theory is a controversial one with some psychologists dismissing the idea due to considerable evidence that the difficulty with traumatic memories for most people is there intrusiveness, for example in the case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) where sufferers […]...

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How To Stop Binge Eating

by Dr Emma Gray - 16th December, 2014
How To Stop Binge Eating

Binge eating is a reasonably common problem, at the milder end of the continuum it leads to weight gain, low mood and anxiety, at the more severe end it is a symptom of an eating disorder (e.g. Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Anorexia Nervosa binge-purge subtype). If you are binge eating between 2-3 times per month then the strategies below should help you to eliminate episodes. If your binge eating presents a more severe problem (i.e. occurring 2 or more times per week), the strategies will help you to […]...

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Protect Yourself Against Depression

In the first part of this blog we look at how our thoughts are key in protecting ourselves against depression and low mood. It is not what happens to us that makes us depressed, situations in and of themselves do not have the power to influence our mood. It is the way that we think about the things that happen to us that effects how we feel. So in essence, we open the door to negative feelings (including depression, anxiety and anger) with the meaning that we attached to events. […]...

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