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  1. Au Naturel

    Interesting post on the relationship between CBT and Stoicism

    The practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism is explored in an interesting article. Stoicism: You Always Have a Choice
  2. HDLSeanWiley

    New study shows children don't approve of a form of ABA as much as parents and clinicians do

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a commonly used version of ABA, and yet, according to a new study, children who receive it don't approve of it as much as their parents or clinicians do.
  3. M

    There is zero scientific evidence people with autism are neurodiverse

    I have studied the science of autism for years. There is zero scientific evidence that autistic brains are wired differently. Other people not being cured by CBT is irrelevant. It just means they weren't able to identify and change the beliefs that caused their symptoms. Given how stubborn...
  4. M

    Alexithymia (trouble identifying and describing emotions)

    WHAT IS ALEXITHYMIA? Alexithymia refers to trouble identifying and describing emotions. Most people learn about emotions from their parents. If your parents did not teach you about emotions or adequately respond to your emotional distress when you were a child, you may have trouble understanding...
  5. M

    Replacing Unhelpful Beliefs with More Accurate and Helpful Beliefs

    INTRODUCTION Your beliefs and thoughts about yourself and others influences your emotions and how you feel. Negative or inaccurate beliefs can make you feel worse, make bad decisions, avoid people, and result in depression or anxiety. Learning to form more accurate and helpful beliefs can help...
  6. M

    Is autism the same as social anxiety disorder?

    When toddlers suffer from symptoms of social anxiety, doctors look for restricted and repetitive behaviors to differentiate between ASD and social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, restricted and repetitive behaviors also occur in people with autistic traits who aren't autistic. That means...
  7. M

    My story - How I overcame most of my autism symptoms

    When I first signed up, people requested that I explain the story behind my username and claims I made about autism. Here it is: I was born with autistic traits. I’ve always had a slow processing speed and nonverbal impairments that made me socially awkward and made it harder to understand...
  8. M

    Autism recovery story

    Bruno Bettelheim, a psychoanalyst who studied autistic children, wrote in his book "The Empty Fortress" in 1967 that children with classic autism displayed symptoms consistent with parental rejection and claimed he helped them recover from autism through purely psychological intervention. He...
  9. M

    It's you who upsets you, not the events themselves.

    Albert Ellis started a revolution in psychotherapy by introducing the world to a form of therapy founded on a profoundly helpful insight of the ancient Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. It goes like this: It is not the events in your life that upset you; it is rather the way you interpret or think...
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