Archive for the Tag 'CBT'

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 23rd Feb- 1st March 2015

This week is national charity B-eat’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week. B-eat aims to challenge stereotypes and increase understanding for the 6.4% of the adult population who show signs of an eating disorder, as well as their friends and families. When attempts to diet get out of hand, and the pattern with food impacts on other […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May 2014; Anxiety

As a GP I really like it when a student comes to see me about their anxiety. Not only because it means they are keen to get help and get better, but also because there are so many things we can offer to ease their symptoms. In the last few years, here at Students’ Health […]

Research at SHS

Research is crucial to all parts of the NHS, helping us to understand, adapt and respond to the challenges faced. Traditionally, research was viewed as the job of academic departments in large hospitals, but that is no longer the case. The vast majority of peoples’ contact with the NHS takes place in general practices like […]

Specialist Treatment for Eating Disorders

Despite references to eating disorders in texts dating from the time of the ancient Pharoes, and even a mention in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, the development of effective treatments has been slow.  However, a treatment called cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is now yielding results.   Indeed, as a result of research demonstrating its effectiveness, CBT is […]

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