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Holiday Stress: T'is the Season

1101 days ago

The holidays can be a time for rejoicing and for getting together with friends and loved ones.  But it can also be a time of increased stress and conflict.  The social commitments, family obligations (and arguments), over indulgence on food and drinks, and the never ending shopping list can all lead to holiday burn-out.  The lack of sun and shorter days this time of year doesn't help either and, for some people, can bring on outright symptoms of depression. Here are some tips of how to de-stress over the holidays and make...

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It's not always in your head - Lyme is on the rise

1295 days ago

You've probably been hearing a lot in the news lately about ticks being on the rise in Canada.  This is a serious concern as ticks, which can range in size from a poppy seed to a pea, can carry a host of illnesses one of which is Lyme Disease.   Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick.  The problem is that Lyme Disease can easily be misdiagnosed as MS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or even a mental illness.   A study in Europe...

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Addicted to Love

1392 days ago

With Valentine's Day just behind us, I thought it would be interesting to share some new research that suggests that there might be a biological reason why getting over a romantic break-up is so incredibly difficult. "Romantic love is an addiction" says Dr. Helen Fisher, a researcher a Rutgers University, who has recently discovered that getting over a romantic relationship is similar to kicking a drug habit.  In her study, she asked a  group of young college students who had recently experienced a break-up to look at pictures of their ex.  At the...

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Welcome

1532 days ago

Welcome to our new website! We have redesigned our look in order to make our website responsive to your different devices and make navigation easier for you.  We hope this makes it easier for you to acquaint yourself with the facts about our professional services and our team, and helps you make an informed decision about the right treatment for you. There are also other exciting new changes we would like to share with you.  We have added our referral form to our website, so that your doctor can easily make...

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Who We Are

1533 days ago

Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), centrally located in North Toronto at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre. Founded by Dr. Carolina McBride, C. Psych in 2003, CITC has grown to be a leading psychology practice that offers specialized treatment in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).  Our team is made of fully qualified professional Psychologists and Ph.D. level therapists who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT, as well a Family Physician who is available in consultation to provide medical guidance with regards to prescription medications...

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