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uMotif - Home Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is well established as an effective treatment for a range of disorders (e.g., anxiety, affective disorders) (see Nathan & Gorman, 1998). As the name suggests, CBT utilises a combination of behavioural and cognitive techniques to target a patient's symptoms. The focus is on teaching patient's how to control their symptoms, correct faulty thinking patterns and manage their own disorder. There are a number of studies demonstrating that CBT is effective for a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders) (see Enright, 1997 for a review). The techniques outlined below are designed to be used in collaboration with the patient. Andrews, G. (1993). Beck (1979) describes cognitive therapy as 'an active, directive, time-limited, structured approach used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders (for example, depression, anxiety, phobias, pain problems, etc)' (p. 3). It is commonly assumed that A leads directly to C. 1.

Social Media y la teoría de necesidades de Maslow Hola: Os presentamos una infografía realizada por Lombok Design y Social Media TIC’s and Training, sobre el Social Media y la teoría de las necesidades de Maslow. La hemos realizado en español y en inglés. También hemos incluido sus versiones en PDF en alta calidad para que podíais descargarlas e imprimirlas. Esperamos que os gusten. Si queréis ponerlas en vuestros blogs o páginas, os facilitamos el código para insertarlas. Un saludo VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Social Media y la teoría de necesidades de Maslow Bájalo en PDF Código para insertar la imagen en tu blog o web VERSIÓN EN INGLÉS Social Media and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs PDF Download Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

Life Coaching Boston - Boston Life Coaching QS: Incentivise QS data capture? Today, Kent Bottles wrote a very information-rich article about quantified self (QS) on the Health Care Blog. Titled, "Will the Quantified Self Movement Take Off in health Care?", Bottles provides a whirlwind tour of QS with lots of examples and links. He quotes a New York Times article on "The Data-Driven Life", which mentions the four key enablers of QS. Small electronic sensors (capture data)Mobile computing devices (i.e. cell phones, store and compute data)Social media (help share and engage with others)The cloud (stores everything) While it is now possible to capture and use data on most every aspect of your life (and there are lots of examples of people who do), why would you? While that's true, I would add that we (as in public, patients and providers) should focus on how to collect relevant QS data for everyone.

Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake? | Tania Browne | Life I once had a friend who was almost suffocated by cheesecake. She was a nice woman – let's call her Penny. I met her in a hospital, as you do. It had become quite literally the first thing people would ask her about. I had reason to remember Penny and her profiterole problem over Christmas, when I myself was ill. I didn't have breast cancer. There's no easy way to slide depression into a conversation. Why not? a) Shout "You know? b) Corner you with a monologue about how my therapist made me realise – remember that goth boy who looked a bit like Nick Cave who dumped me when I was 15? c) Scream "YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ME!!" Yes, people are often scared they'll say the wrong thing and show their ignorance of depression. But there's another thing, the most depressing thing about depression. I'd love to live in a world where people can talk about this and not worry about the consequences, where mentioning you've been depressed doesn't result in an awkward silence.

Intellectual Property and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Intellectual Property for Business In the increasingly knowledge-driven economy, intellectual property (IP) is a key consideration in day-to-day business decisions. New products, brands and creative designs appear almost daily on the market and are the result of continuous human innovation and creativity. If left unprotected, a good invention or creation may be lost to larger competitors that are in a better position to commercialize the product or service at a more affordable price, leaving the original inventor or creator without any financial benefit or reward. To help SMEs more fully utilize their IP assets in their business activities, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established a program to assist entrepreneurs, SME-support institutions, and national governments in increasing awareness and use of the IP system among SMEs across the globe. Enhancing Competitiveness Through IP Protection Effective IP Management The Challenge Ahead Main Objectives

New research confirms efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression Public release date: 26-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Holly 401-455-6501Women & Infants Hospital PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, researchers at Butler Hospital, along with colleagues across the U.S., confirmed that TMS is an effective treatment for patients with depression who are unable to find symptom relief through antidepressant medications. The study findings are published online in the June 11, 2012 edition of Depression and Anxiety in the Wiley Online Library. Previous analysis of the efficacy of TMS has been provided through more than 30 published trials, yielding generally consistent results supporting the use of TMS to treat depression when medications aren't sufficient. "The patient outcomes we found in this study demonstrated a response rate similar to controlled clinical trial populations," said Dr. - Trusted Mental Health Information and Support - HealthyPlace The Value of Intellectual Property Assets A crucial point about legal protection of intellectual property is that it turns intangible assets into exclusive property rights, albeit for a limited period of time. It enables your SME to claim ownership over its intangible assets and exploit them to their maximum potential. In short, IP protection makes intangible assets “a bit more tangible” by turning them into valuable exclusive assets that can often be traded in the market place. If the innovative ideas, creative designs and powerful brands of your SME are not legally protected by IP rights, then these may be freely and legally used by any other enterprise without limitation. Increasingly, investors, stock market brokers and financial advisors are becoming aware of this reality and have begun to value IP assets highly.