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Archive | March, 2014

The Size And Scale Of The Problem

Severe anxiety and phobic disorders are a major and widespread problem. Recent surveys indicate that they affect up to 18% of the population of the United Kingdom. Up to 5 million with Agoraphobia Up to 1 million with social phobias Up to 4 million with specific phobias Up to 2 million with Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Up […]

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Professor Kevin Gournay.

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder was at one time thought to be a rare problem. However, like many anxiety states, people who suffer from Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.) keep their problems much to themselves. It is because of the very irrational nature of many obsessions that many sufferers are frightened and embarrassed about revealing their problems. Thus, until the […]

A look at Behaviour Therapy by Professor Kevin Gournay.

Behaviour therapy is rooted in experimental psychology and most books will tell you that behaviour therapy is based on the principles of Pavlov (of the salivating dogs) and Skinner (of the rat box). However, in my view, much current behaviour therapy is based on a practical, pragmatic approach rather than fossilised psychological therapy. The original […]