Issues

Anxiety and Stress are perhaps the most commonly reported Bio-Psycho-Social issues.

Although Anxiety does have some beneficial functions such as Motivating Behavior, if it becomes excessive and unmanageable it can manifest in more serious issues and Mental Health Conditions.

There are a variety of ways to manage and treat Stress & Anxiety including Psychological, Behavioural, Systemic and Physical / Biological approaches to Anxiety Therapy Treatment.

Psychological approaches include Minfdulness Techniques in the case of Generalised Anxiety and Stress.


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Bipolar is a Diagnosis used to refer to various patterns of Mood Disorders, characterised by alternating episodes of Mania or Hypomania and Depression.

Mania refers to a an elevated Mood State that may be described as feeling 'high' and is sometimes accompanied by risky or Self-Destructive Behaviours.

Depression is most often described as a significant feeling of low Mood / Energy and / or loss of Interest. There are various other possible Symptoms of Depression including Cognitive Symptoms such as poor Concentration and Memory, as well as Physical Symptoms such as Psychomotor Agitation / Retardation and / or Weight Loss / Gain.

Sometimes Bipolar & Depression can result as a manifestation of untreated Anxiety and Stress over significant time. There are various other possible causes including Psychological, Social, Environmental and Biological Factors to consider.


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Matthew has established Neuropsychological Services in large NHS Trusts in Greater London.

Our primary areas of Neuropsychological expertise are Dementia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Learning Disabilities, Autism and Aspergers.

Neuropsychological Clients and Patients can present with all of the other Mental Health issues that IMBT treats within the General Population.

There is a high prevalence of Anxiety and Depression with Stroke and TBI Patients.


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Personality Disorders are Clinical Diagnoses referring to various specific types of Psychological and Behavioural Patterns.

That are relatively rigid and inflexible over time as well as Pervasive across various Contexts and enduring since Early Adulthood.

Borderline / Emotionally Unstable Personality is primarily characterised by unstable Self-image and feelings of Emptiness and / or Worthlessness as well as significant recurrent Self-Harming Behaviours.

The Therapeutic Approach of Personality Disorder Therapy Treatment involves teaching Mindfulness and other Psychological Techniques as well as Behavioural approaches to facilitating more effective Emotional Regulation.


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People ‘Self-Medicate’ in different ways via their Behaviour Patterns

What they consume on a regular basis. Addiction can be referred to as a significant repetitive Pattern of Behavior that has, to some or other degree, become excessive and is having an unhealthy effect on the Mind and Body.

There are a variety of Addiction Therapy Treatment including Mindfulness and other Psychological Techniques, Behavioural approaches, Systemic Environmental support and Physical / Biological Interventions.

Psychological approaches to managing Addictions include specific Mindfulness Techniques for developing Self, Present Moment, Emotional and Sensory Awareness and Connectedness.


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Psychosis may refer to various short term or enduring Psychotic Mental Health issues.

This includes short term Psychotic Episodes associated with Substance Use, Complicated Bereavement and Clinical Mood Disorders including Bipolar & Depression. It also includes Schizophrenia and other long term Psychotic Disorders.

The primary Psychological Symptoms of Psychosis can be divided into two groups: 'Positive' Psychotic Symptoms and 'Negative' Psychotic Symptoms.

Positive Symptoms include Hallucinations (unreal Sensory Perceptions) and Delusions (unreal Thoughts or Beliefs).


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