The Psychological Underpinnings of Addiction.

Dr Daniel Sumrok says addiction should not be called "addiction". It should be called "ritualised compulsive comfort seeking". He says that ritualised comfort is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, (ACES) just like bleeding is a normal reaction to being stabbed. read the full article on Watch this Ted Talk on the psychological underpinnings on addiction.

Anxiety and the Mind - Gut Axis

Anxiety and the Brain Gut Link Around 60% of individuals in Australia have gastrointestinal (GI) problems at any one time. A growing body of research indicates that the brain-gut-axis plays an important role in the development of pathology in GI conditions, having both physical and psychological components and effects. In clinical practice, it is not uncommon for patients to associate GI related concerns (e.g. nausea, abdominal discomfort and pain) with their psychological distress. In this workshop, Rose will provide a background briefing to the physiological and psychological processes associated with chronic GI conditions, with a specific focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflam

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