Category: Physical Health Problems

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Managing chronic pain or fatigue

People who experience prolonged and severe symptoms of pain or fatigue, often try to manage it by: 1) Resting more and reducing activity in the hope of feeling better and to prevent symptoms from getting worse. 2) Pushing themselves to do as much as possible when they can, and rest more when symptoms get worse (‘all or nothing’ behaviour). Many

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How can CBT help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dear Dr Gray, My GP thinks I might have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and thinks that maybe Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could help me. However, I don’t understand how a ‘talking therapy’ can help a physical problem.. Simon – Clapham Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Simon I think that it is fair enough to question how talking about a problem that manifests

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Migraine treatment

Finding the Cause of Migraines

Finding the Cause of Migraines A migraine is a debilitating and reoccurring headache that often effects one side of the head and is usually accompanied by nausea and blurred vision. Although the experience of a migraine is a very physical one the cause seldom is. However this does not make a migraine any less painful or distressing nor does it

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Depression

Gastro Psychology – New Treatment For IBS

Cheap, Effective, Long Lasting Results in Just 10 weeks Recent research suggests that relief for millions of IBS sufferers could be just around the corner. A study conducted at The Stockholm Centre for Psychiatry Research found that an internet based treatment programme combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), exposure and mindfulness techniques resulted in a significant reduction of IBS symptoms in

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Woman suffering from chronic pain

How Your Mental Health Affects Chronic Pain

It has been long suspected by Mental Health professionals that an individual’s emotional state affects how they respond to injuries and Chronic Pain. Brain scan research has confirmed that chronic pain can develop due to an emotional response to an injury, a process involving interactions of the Frontal Cortes and Nucleus Accumbens, which are two regions of the brain. Professor

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