Common Mental Problems are prevalent in our society. CMHP refers to those problems that are most common and are typically treated primary care level. If you think you have a common mental health disorder you should seek advice from your GP.
Common Mental Health Problems (CMHP) are said to affect approximately 15% of the population at any one time (NICE Guidelines, GC123). Such problems can include:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Adjustment to life events
Unexplained somatic complaints
Social anxiety disorder
In Ireland one quarter of all people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. At the beginning of the 21st century it was estimated that the worldwide prevalence of mental health issues among adults was 10% or an estimated 450 million sufferers.
Research has shown that CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can contribute to the psychological well-being of patients in primary care who present with CMHPs.
At Lynne Forrest & Associates our primary intervention method for CMHP’s is CBT.
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