CBT has proven to be effective in most mental disorder categories and is therefore referred to as evidence-based treatment.  Some of the most commonly treated disorders and reading options for the public are described below.3 

Information on Neuro-developmental, Dissociative, Somatization, Eating, Elimination, Sexual Disfunction, Neuro-cognitive and Disruptive Impulse Control Disorders could be provided on inquiry.     


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

In PTSD an individual had experienced or was witness to a traumatic event,  whereby the self or other was threatenend or harmed.   

Symptoms might include re-experiencing a trauma through distressing dreams, thoughts and flashbacks. A need to avoid the situation or people involved might be experienced. A general increase in anxiety and vigilance is usually noted.

Trauma Focused-CBT starts by the therapist helping you to set goals for your therapy,  without telling you what to do.  You will be able to continue using the techiniques to improve your situation after therapy.  In therapy you will gradually return to the traumatic situation,  helping you to deal with the anxiety which in the process will decrease.  Unhelpful thoughts around the event and future will be investigated.  Relaxation and other techniques will help to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety.   

Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder also fall in this category. 


I can't get over it (Matsakis)

To hell and back (Marzillier)

Overcoming trauma and PTSD (Raja & Orsillo)

The PTSD workbook (Williams & Poijula)

The PTSD workbook for teens (Palmer)

Reclaiming your life from a traumatic experience (Rothbaum et al)


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