“I had to go to a tribunal to get what I needed”

As it has been stated before that this whole processed is geared to produced as much stress as possible and in many instances, if not all, the assessors and the system is not open to reason.

Unlike our legal system, where you are presumed innocent until proved guilty, the benefit system appears to make everyone guilty until found innocent.

As though the conditions people have are not enough to cause concern and stress, this benefit system only adds to it, thus making people feel even worse.

If people are already distress and/or stressed, this additional stress could make a person worse, which could result to create a situation where they are in a state where they have no hope, which is a state where persons could take their own lives. Creating situations which is the final straw, until you have been there, you will not appreciate those feeling of extreme despair.

Has the system been designed to create this? It certainly makes you wonder, a case of permanently removing people from the benefit system.

Would this Government really do this!


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Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism : Science Daily

New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.

Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research, the study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children’s emotional regulation. It also shows — for the first time — that CBT can improve more than just anxiety.

This is the first transdiagnostic CBT trial for children with autism, employing a randomized controlled trial.

Approximately 70 per cent of children with autism will struggle with some form of emotional challenge. About half of these children will struggle with anxiety and another 25 to 40 per cent will struggle with other emotional challenges such as anger or depression. In fact, there is a high co-occurrence among these conditions.

“We can use this same intervention to improve children’s skills more broadly regardless of what emotional challenge they have,” says Weiss. “We can make them more resilient to many emotional and mental health issues.”


Source: Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism : Science Daily

Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHD in adults

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms. CBT, however, proved to be generally more efficient, concluded Dr. Michael Schönenberg and his team at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Tübingen. Their statement is based on the results of a comparative study of different types of therapy carried out with adult test subjects. The results have been published in the professional journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental illness that already begins in childhood or young adulthood. In sixty percent of the cases, it continues into adulthood and can lead to difficulties in professional and private life. Those confronted with it tell of symptoms such as impulsiveness, low stress tolerance, inner restlessness and compulsion. Along with these come difficulties in planning and organization as well as the inability to concentrate on a single task for longer periods and follow it through to completion. These symptoms can be treated well with medication, yet similar successes have been reported for non-pharmacological types of therapy.

One of the most controversial types of therapy is what is known as neurofeedback, in which

Source: Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHD in adults