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Mental Health Theory

Solution-focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy is a mental health theory that helps clients change by co-constructing solutions based on their existing ‘toolkit’ rather than dwelling on problems. Co-created goals are established through a carefully structured questioning process that revolves around ‘the miracle question’ and then extracting and complimenting any movement towards that goal. SFBT was developed by […]

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Neurocognitive disorders (ICD-11)

Neurocognitive disorders are characterised by primary clinical deficits in cognitive functioning that are acquired rather than developmental. This means that it is a change in behaviour rather than something that the person has always had or exhibited; it is noticed through a decline from a previously attained level of functioning or ability. Previously, it was […]

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What is the ICD-11?

The ICD-11 is the International Classification of Diseases, version 11, published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is the definitive guide to illnesses of the body and mind and allows for diagnoses and coding of different conditions. It was published in 2018 after more than a decade of research and contributions from medical professionals […]

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Mental Health Problems

People who are facing mental health challenges will identify their challenge in different ways and in their own language. Mental Health Problems is a popular way to describe the challenges they are up against, but at the Mental Health Lab we prefer the term challenge rather than a problem – as a lot of the […]