Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

Eating Disorders & Emotional Invalidation

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2011

Eating disorders are complex conditions and most commonly refer to anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). Anorexia typically involves intense fears of weight gain, disturbed menstruation, refusal to maintain normal weight, distorted body shape perception and denial of extremely low weight. Bulimia typically involves periods of uncontrollable binging followed by compensatory behaviour including vomiting, […]


Age differences in major depressive disorder symptoms

Submitted by on 16th Oct 2011

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder commonly noted by mental health clinicians. The DSM-IV TR diagnosis involves two weeks of either depressed mood or anhedonia and four symptoms concerning altered sleep, appetite, energy, weight and movement and disturbed thoughts involving guilt, worthlessness, indecisiveness and suicide (Butcher, Mineka & Hooley, 2007). Current empirical evidence […]


Alcohol and other drug problems

Submitted by on 7th Jun 2011

If you are contemplating making changes in your life as to control, cut down or totally stop using there are many treatment options available to you. Why not take the first step and give Bayside Psychotherapy a call.Question.I am not quite sure if I have a problem with my alcohol and speed and why do […]


Mindfulness Meditation In Buddhist Psychotherapy And Psychoanalysis

Submitted by on 11th Apr 2011

Buddhist Psychotherapy is becoming more accepted and desired by people seeking mental health treatment. However it is noteworthy that Buddhist Psychotherapy is not just intended for Buddhists. Even Buddha never referred to himself as a Buddhist, nor even purported to practice Buddhism! In any event, one of the many gems arising from the past 2500 […]


End our love affair with psychological labels

Submitted by on 13th Mar 2011

First off. Have you ever wondered, what is the difference between psychology and psychotherapy? The differences are huge. They are miles apart. We need to define what is psychology and psychotherapy. Let us limit our thinking to the clinical setting, for our purposes here, where both terms are broad and have varying definitions. Psychology comprises […]