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OCD treatment at Camino Recovery

OCD treatment at Camino Recovery: Taking the first steps toward healing

When you or a loved one has been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can be challenging to get to grips with what such a diagnosis means for your life and future. Living with OCD You may wonder what type of treatments are available and how long it will take to get your symptoms of …

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Exercise and mental health - Camino Recovery

The Mental Health Benefits of Physical Exercise

Exercise is more than just a form of preventative care. It’s a proven psychological treatment that can improve symptoms of people struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse. The connection between the body and the brain can shed light on how exercise can benefit mental health. If you or a loved one …

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Cluster C personality disorders - Camino Recovery

What are the Cluster C personality disorders?

Personality disorders all have unique variations, symptoms and implications that signify different things for each individual. Since each personality disorder is broken down into different clusters (e.g. Cluster A, B, and C), a person will likely experience a personality disorder in an entirely different way from someone else belonging to another Cluster. Personality disorders Each …

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Cluster A personality disorders - Camino Recovery

What are the Cluster A personality disorders?

The mental health community describes a personality disorder as a mental disorder that profoundly impacts how people think, feel, and behave. The capacity to healthily manage feelings, interact with others, and regulate one’s emotions may prove challenging for personality disorder sufferers due to the nature of the condition. What is a personality disorder? According to …

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What is meant by the term ‘cognitive dissonance’?

Cognitive dissonance occurs when a person holds two conflicting beliefs, attitudes, or values about a specific subject, action, or behaviour, resulting in mental discomfort. Cognitive dissonance As humans, we crave consistency in our existing beliefs, attitudes and perceptions.Thus, any conflict that challenges our cognitive consistency often creates immense psychological discomfort, distress and inner turmoil. Dissonance …

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The benefits of sunlight and what happens if you don't get enough

The benefits of sunlight and what happens if you don’t get enough

We hear a lot about how getting too much of the sun’s rays can be harmful to your skin. But it’s not all negative… Achieving the right balance can actually have many benefits, especially for your mood. This is because exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of serotonin – a hormone associated with helping …

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Social anxiety disorder and attachment history

The link between social anxiety disorder and attachment theory

Social anxiety gets precipitated by an excessive fear of social situations, which frequently gets characterized as a person having exaggerated perceptions of the potential for catastrophic outcomes, e.g., humiliation, loss of self-worth, and negative judgments from others (Clark & Wells, 1995). Social anxiety Typically, people who report having feelings of social anxiety have also reported …

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The mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and coping strategies for social isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen entire countries locked down, many millions infected, hospitalised, and over a million sadly dying, has inevitably led to a large amount of people suffering from mental health problems. And the situation is not going to get better. Looking to the future: mental health needs One study by the Centre …

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