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  To a CAREFREE  2 0 1 4 …. Gott nytt år till alla London Svenskar! Jag önksar er alla ett bra och hälsosamt år. För er som bestämt er för att få bukt med ångest, depression, stress eller beroende problem tar jag nu emot nya patienter på Harley street i London eller via telefon konsultation. …
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Addicted gamblers committing crimes to fund habits..

Stealing from loved ones to fund gambling habits? As immoral as it is, this is not an unusual story amongst those addicted to gambling. The story (linked below) tells the story of Sarah from Liverpool who stole money from her own Father whom was battling Alzheimers in order to fund her continued gambling.  During court …
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Problem Gambling moves into new section of DSM-5…

A new updated version of DSM-5 (Diagnostic manual of mental Disorders) is being introduced this month and Problem gambling will be relocated from ‘Impulse control disorders’ into the new section of ‘Behavioural addictions’which will appear in the broader chapter of substance-related and addictive disorders. According to Dr Potenza, a leading gambling researcher from Yale university, …
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Svensk Psykolog service London

For manga ar det ett stort steg att ga till en Psykolog. Det kan da kannas skont att kunna prata sitt modersmal och veta att ens terpaeut kan forsta inte bara ens sprak men aven ens kultur. Jag erbjuder Kognitiv Beteende terapi pa svenska bade i person I London. Alla typer av problem ar givetvis …
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More women are facing gambling problems..

A recent article is exploring women’s growing in involvement with gambling. Gambling has traditionally been thought of as a ‘male’ activity – typically including sports betting in the book makers and gambling in the casinos. In recent years gambling online has become an increasingly popular activity for women as well. Gambling can be a fun …
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Problem Gambling and Cognitive Distortions

Gambling distortions in Problem Gamblers Many studies have supported the presence of distorted gambling amongst problem gamblers. Below we have listed some of the more common cognitive distortions (thinking errors) that act to maintain gambling, even when the negative consequences of gambling are becoming apparent. We will over the next couple of days introduce one …
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‘Food addiction’ may be fuelling obesity crisis ….

Daily mail published an article yesterday highlighting the relevance of Food Addiction as a potential underlying problem to the growing rates of obesity. Experts compare the disorder to individuals who compulsively gamble or steal. Food addiction is still not recognised as a diagnosable conditions, however this article mentions that Psychiatrists around the country are changing …
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The development of a gambling problem

Gambling usually begins as an innocent pleasure, and sadly for some leads to addictive gambling which has disastrous consequences for the problem gambler and his/her family. Although gambling does not produce the cognitive or physical impairment associated with alcohol or drug abuse, an obsession with gambling can be just as devastating.  Problem gambling can destroy social, …
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American Psychological Association promotes Psychological work for Obesity

‘Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. Unless you act to address the emotions behind why you overeat, you could be facing long-term problems.’ http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/obesity.aspx This article highlights the importance of Psychological interventions for Obesity, stating that most Obese cases have underlying unresolved emotional issues which are fueling their unhealthy …
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The obesity crisis in the west and food addiction

A recent BBC news article reported that the average person in Britain is now 19 kgs heavier than 50 years ago. Contrary to popular belief, we as a race have not become greedier or less active in recent years. But one thing that has changed is the food we eat, and, more specifically, the sheer …
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