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The very latest news from the world of Psychology. Private Therapy Clinic blog offers information about psychological concepts, theories, therapeutic approaches and human behaviour. The articles and vides posted here also offer tips and advice written by registered Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman and our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

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The 6 Defining Character Traits of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental condition that is characterised by an obsession with one or more perceived flaws of one’s physical appearance. It has recently been classified within the DSM-5 obsessive-compulsive and related disorders category. However, while it does share many common traits with such conditions, it’s also considered in part to be an anxiety disorder.

How to Recognise If You Have Relationship OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a relatively common mental health issue in the UK, with around 1.2% of the population experiencing some form of it. People often tend to characterise the condition in finite terms, with the classic example of ritualistic behaviours used as the quintessential case. It is, however, a condition that can take many forms and can be more complex than the tendency towards a single compulsion.

How do I Know When I Need to See A Psychiatrist?

Medical dramas on TV often like to portray Psychiatrists as the first port of call if you’re feeling down, or experiencing emotional difficulties. And although there is much good that can come from seeing a Psychiatrist, it isn’t always the best avenue to explore. There are many types of mental health professionals, all of them with their own area of expertise. Who you seek out depends on symptoms and what your suspected condition might be.

What Do I Need to Know Before Taking My Child to Therapy?

Taking your child to therapy can be a significant challenge for any parent, which, if handled incorrectly, can not only amount to a lot of wasted effort, but also have a detrimental impact on their emotional well-being. It’s important to know before taking your child to therapy some of the responsibilities you have as a parent, but also what you can expect from the process as a whole and how to get the most out of it.

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