Nayla Daou

the future of depression treatment

The Future of Depression Treatment

September 30, 2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression impacts more than 264 million people globally. Once diagnosed, depression treatment can be by medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. While 80% and 90% of people suffering from depression eventually respond to traditional treatment methods (such as medications and psychotherapy), scientists and mental health professionals…

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How to Talk to Your Therapist When You Have Social Anxiety

July 21, 2020

Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also called a social phobia, is characterized by intense fear or anxiety of being negatively evaluated, judged, or rejected in a social situation. Individuals with social anxiety often limit their interaction with people outside of their close family and friends. While the degree to which social anxiety impacts an individual varies,…

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managing depression during social isolation

Managing Depression During Social Isolation

May 27, 2020

The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic is stressful for many people. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, regions across the world have mandated quarantine and social distancing to help slow and stop the spread of the virus. Around the world, schools and businesses have closed, travel plans…

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What are Cognitive Behavioral Therapists?

May 12, 2020

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy) that has been demonstrated effective for a range of mental health struggles including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, marital problems, and severe mental illness.  CBT is based on scientific research methods forming several core principles, to include the following premises: Psychological…

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Managing COVID-19 – Related Anxiety

March 31, 2020

By Sara Caroppo  Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist  The recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Europe and in the rest of the world has seen a great increase of strong emotions, such as overwhelming fear and worry, in our community.  Despite the fact that the infection has not reached everyone, the consequences of the coronavirus…

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What to Expect at Your First Family Therapy Session

January 29, 2020

Are you feeling a bit nervous about your first family therapy session? It’s very common to feel a bit apprehensive before starting any type of therapy. Therapy involves sharing personal information and intimate details about your life. It’s only natural that this vulnerability can leave you feeling apprehensive about your first session. Here’s what you…

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What do you really know about ADHD?

December 24, 2019

ADHD, or attention deficit disorder, is a commonly known mental health disorder and can be easily described by teasing apart its acronym. Most of us have been made aware of the condition through social media, advertisements or friends but what does it really mean to have it and how is it diagnosed? To begin to…

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Taking Your First Steps to Seeing a Therapist

December 17, 2019

More often than not, the first step people take towards overcoming their mental illnesses, is making the decision to talk to someone about it, whether it’s a friend or a professional. It doesn’t help that our cultural background in the Middle East generally stigmatizes seeking professional help when it comes to mental illness, whether we…

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The Benefits of Family Therapy

December 1, 2019

Family plays an essential role in our emotional, spiritual, and intellectual lives. Over the past few decades, the nuclear family has evolved and changed. Despite these changes to what a particular family unit includes, everyone is brought up in some sort of family unit. Every family is unique, each with its own set of personalities,…

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