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Psychology

08 Apr 2024
Diversity in Solutions: One-size-fits-all is inadequate
Diversity in Solutions: One-size-fits-all is inadequate

By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist The unintended consequence of deinstitutionalizing mental health facilities, commonly known as asylums, was a rise in homelessness. The misconception that chronic mental illnesses like Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia were curable led to a complex interplay between individuals with mental illness who self-medicated with alcohol and drugs, perpetuating a cycle...

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04 Apr 2024
The Pop Psychology Dilemma
The Pop Psychology Dilemma – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

In 1969, former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), George A. Miller, envisioned making psychology accessible to the general public, urging his peers to ‘give away Psychology.’ During an era dominated by Freudian psychoanalysis, Piaget’s cognitive theory, and Watson’s behavioural theories, psychology gained traction in the Western world following the aftermath of World War...

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05 Mar 2024
Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation
Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Modern epidemic; the depths of sleep deprivation – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist The issue of sleep deprivation remains widespread, often normalized despite its profound impact on our well-being. Throughout history, the importance of sleep has been evident, with figures like Charles Dickens, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln sharing their struggles and innovative coping...

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06 Dec 2023
Mindful eating during festivities - CBT Kenya
Mindful eating during festivities – CBT Kenya

Mindful eating during festivities – CBT Kenya As the holiday season approaches, our senses are tantalized by the promise of festive feasts and treasured treats. It’s a time of joy, celebration, and, often, an abundance of food that can sometimes lead to overindulgence. But what if we could savor the richness of these culinary delights...

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17 Oct 2023
The Profound Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition - CBT Kenya
The Profound Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition – CBT Kenya

The Profound Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition – CBT Kenya In the fast-paced world we live in, the importance of mental health is receiving more attention than ever before. From stress and anxiety to depression and bipolar disorder, the spectrum of mental health conditions is wide and varied. What might come as a surprise...

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03 Jul 2023
Men's mental health awareness - CBT Kenya
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – CBT Kenya

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – CBT Kenya July marks the observance of National Minority Mental Health Month, a nationwide initiative established by Mental Health America. This important awareness campaign aims to shed light on the diverse range of mental health experiences within Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The month also...

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19 Jul 2021
Caffeine-induced anxiety disorder - CBT Kenya
Caffeine-induced anxiety disorder – CBT Kenya

Caffeine-induced anxiety disorder – CBT Kenya Caffeine-Induced Anxiety Disorder typically presents with symptoms similar to panic attacks or generalized anxiety. This can be diagnosed when there is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings suggesting that anxiety developed within one month of caffeine intoxication. Caffeine is the most popular and widely-used drug in...

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31 Dec 2020
Emotional Detachment Disorder - CBT Kenya
Emotional Detachment Disorder – CBT Kenya

Emotional Detachment Disorder – CBT Kenya This is a psychological condition in which a person is not able to fully engage with their feelings or the feelings of others. For some people, being emotionally detached helps protect them from unwanted drama, anxiety, or stress. For others, the detachment isn’t always voluntary. It’s instead the result...

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15 Dec 2020
Avoidant Personality Disorder - CBT Kenya
Avoidant Personality Disorder – CBT Kenya

Avoidant Personality Disorder – CBT Kenya A person who has an avoidant personality disorder is aware of being uncomfortable in social situations and often feels socially inept. Despite this self-awareness, comments by others about your shyness or nervousness in social settings may feel like criticism or rejection. This is especially true if you are teased,...

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04 Dec 2020
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - CBT Kenya
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – CBT Kenya

Narcissistic Personality Disorder – CBT Kenya People with this condition have an inflated idea of themselves and a need for lots of attention from other people. It’s human nature to be selfish and boastful now and then, but true narcissists take it to an extreme. They also don’t value others’ feelings or ideas and ignore...

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