Month: July 2014

Chained to insomnia ~ Chronic sleeplessness

What effects do chronic sleepless nights have on us? Sleep is a vital part of health and well-being. Physically it restores us, and mentally, it enables us to think and concentrate when needed. Emotionally and psychologically, too, the dreams we have during sleep are essential to normal functioning, whether we remember them or not on… Read more »

CBT for a broken heart

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression following heart attack It is not uncommon for people who have suffered a heart attack to go on to subsequently develop emotional mental health problems such as depression. Indeed, as many as one in three survivors will qualify for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. This is quite understandable… Read more »

The link between cultural ritual and OCD

Cultural and religious rituals show similarities to OCD Rituals, religious or cultural, important to particular groups or populations, tend to involve similar sets or sequences of behaviour, and have striking similarities with the rituals followed by people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). That’s the observation of Siri Dulaney and Alan Page Fiske, two US anthropologists,… Read more »