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  • Chris Allan is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Psychology Clinic at the University of Wollongong. He has a strong interest in both cognitive and psychodynamic therapies and an ongoing fascination in the interaction of technology and psychology. His interests are varied and include martial arts, playing guitar, cooking, chess, clothes, poetry and computer gaming. He is married with two children two dogs and a budgie.

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Techniques employed in CBT include keeping a diary of significant events and associated thoughts, feelings and behaviours; questioning those which may be unhelpful and unrealistic; trying out new ways of reacting to these situations; and gradually facing situations and activities that may have been avoided in the past.

I have had a course of CBT myself after being referred from a psychiatrist whom I was seeing about my health problems which included depression, anxiety, ME/CFS and irritable bowel syndrome. CBT is commonly used for these conditions. The use of CBT for ME/CFS is controversial because although a few studies have found it to be helpful when patients are surveyed it generally gets a resounding thumbs down verdict. I have to say I would also rate it this way. Don't get me wrong, the theory behind CBT all makes a lot of sense and I found it both interesting and enligtening looking at how my thoughts, beliefs, and emotions all influenced the way I behave. The problem is that I found CBT gave me little in the way of tools to implement lasting changes based on what I discovered about myself.

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The Creator made us different, and that's wonderful! Just imagine, how borring could be our existance if we were similar.

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i went to the same school as patrick. i remeber those girls from my school who wrote in. they were white trash...i always felt so bad for them.

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