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Defence Mechanisms and Health

Earlier, I was talking about defence mechanisms which we apply when face stressful situations. Some of them are considered mature or adaptive, and as we see from their names, they are supposed to promote our health and well-being. Other defence mechanisms are seen as immature and pathological and hence play an opposite role in our lives, as they might negatively affect our health. In 1996, psychologists decided to investigate the relationship between depression development and the levels of defence mechanisms men…

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The Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Workbook

The Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and has strong empirical support for treating mood and anxiety disorders. The basic premise of the CBT is that emotions are difficult to change directly, so this type of therapy targets emotions by changing thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distress emotions. The CBT buids a set of skills that enables an individual to be aware of thoughts and emotions; identify how situations, thoughts, and behaviours influence emotions. In…

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