Tag

Fear

F for Fear

By | A-Z

Fear is an emotional response vital for our survival. However, overwhelming fear can lead to excessive avoidance of situations that are not actually dangerous, causing distress and impairing daily functioning. Here, we give an overview of fear, explaining when it becomes pathological and how it can be studied experimentally.

Read More

C for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

By | A-Z

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological therapy, most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders and depression. CBT is a talking therapy that explores the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is a structured, goal-oriented, skills-based treatment that uses both cognitive and behavioural techniques to change the way…

Read More

What can evolution teach us about fear?

By | The Wider World

Fear (and the accompanying stress and tension) can easily be seen as a wholly┬ánegative, futile experience; especially in a developed world where we rarely encounter physical danger. In this blog post I look at the role that fear has played throughout our evolutionary history – looking back to when it…

Read More