DEPRESSION! For those who have never had it, it’s very difficult to understand or empathise with. For those who know depression, it’s also difficult to understand and deal with or even to identify. So let’s start with some of the symptoms of depression. Evidence that something is wrong is the best way to accept it… Read more about Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
By Don Lavender-Program Director at Camino Recovery Centre Leaders in the field of addiction treatment have noted that relapse is an issue which overshadows the industry. Over the last fifty year’s experience has shown that a leading cause of relapse is stress and one of the leading causes of stress is unaddressed or unresolved trauma.… Read more about Is Trauma Work Needed in Residential Addiction Care?
By Psychotherapist & Camino Recovery’s Programme Director Don Lavender Residential addiction treatment for alcoholism started in the 1940s. After a decade the clinicians made a remarkable discovery. This was that patients who had some level of family involvement in the treatment had greatly improved chances of achieving long-term sobriety. It may have been only weekend visits… Read more about Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment
The difference between a social drinker, alcohol abuser and alcoholic. Now that the festive season is upon us it may be time to look a little more closely at our drinking habits. For more people, Christmas is a time of celebration, but for those who flirt with addiction throughout the year, it is a period… Read more about Worried about your alcohol consumption this Christmas?
Although Bahrain is said to be in the High Income Group of countries, spending about 4.54% of its GDP on health, the World Health Organisation estimates that only 3.96% of this is spent on mental health care facilities. Unfortunately, the data on conditions such as trauma is quite scarce with PTSD Research Quarterly writing that there were few… Read more about Treatment for Trauma Bahrain
Ever since the big pharmaceutical corporations discovered Prozac (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) in 1987, it has been widely distributed to the public along with other antidepressants developed since. However, it may not be entirely necessary to become dependent upon medication of this type to combat depression. Research has shown that mild mood or affect… Read more about Depression – do antidepressants work?
Don Lavender is Camino Recovery’s Programme Director. An American psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience in clinical management and consultative positions, working in some of the most effective and best-known treatment centres in the world, including the Priory hospitals in the UK and Sierra Tucson in Arizona. Our very own Don Lavender featured on… Read more about Don Lavender on air with Mijas Radio 3.40
Psychotherapy is therapy for emotional wellbeing. It’s a therapy that focuses on thoughts that influence patterns of behaviour. In a professional capacity, psychotherapists use techniques that facilitate the resolution of emotional problems and help to bring about positive change to a person’s mental health and experience of life. Although psychotherapy is often known as the… Read more about What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?