My reaction to the new NICE guidelines on depression

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed a proposal for its first update in 12 years to the guideline to identify, treat and manage depression in adults. This is significant in the light of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting that about 1 in 6 adults experienced some form of depression in the summer of 2021. 

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Am I shell shocked?

At the end of World War 1, more than 80,000 soldiers were treated for what became known as ‘shell shock’. Traumatised by what they had witnessed and experienced under the brutal conditions and sheer horror of the trenches, some came back mute or blind with no apparent physical cause, others found that they were unable to eat or sleep. I believe that my paternal grandfather was one such sufferer, but he died before I was born, and it was one of those things that the family never talked about. 

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Why CBT may not work for you

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) may seem like a relatively modern form of psychotherapeutic treatment, but it’s been around in some form since the work of behaviourist John B. Watson in 1913 and became popular through advances made by Albert Ellis (with REBT in the 1950’s) and Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s.

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Your anger could kill you

This may seem like a sensational tabloid headline, and I don’t mean that one day you will probably wind someone up so much that they will murder you (although this could happen) – this is about risks to your health and well-being.

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My reaction to the new NICE guidelines on depression

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed a proposal for its first update in 12 years to the guideline to identify, treat and manage depression in adults. This is significant in the light of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting that about 1 in 6 adults experienced some form of depression in the summer of 2021. 

Read more »

Am I shell shocked?

At the end of World War 1, more than 80,000 soldiers were treated for what became known as ‘shell shock’. Traumatised by what they had witnessed and experienced under the brutal conditions and sheer horror of the trenches, some came back mute or blind with no apparent physical cause, others found that they were unable to eat or sleep. I believe that my paternal grandfather was one such sufferer, but he died before I was born, and it was one of those things that the family never talked about. 

Read more »

Why CBT may not work for you

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) may seem like a relatively modern form of psychotherapeutic treatment, but it’s been around in some form since the work of behaviourist John B. Watson in 1913 and became popular through advances made by Albert Ellis (with REBT in the 1950’s) and Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s.

Read more »

Your anger could kill you

This may seem like a sensational tabloid headline, and I don’t mean that one day you will probably wind someone up so much that they will murder you (although this could happen) – this is about risks to your health and well-being.

Read more »