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THERE MUST BE BLOOD. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Nov 15;: Authors: Atwood GE Abstract It is argued that in the effective psychotherapy of patients suffering with severe trauma, there is always blood that is shed. This blood may be metaphorical but is often literal. In its absence, it is unlikely that anything of real value has occurred. PMID: 29142302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Psychiatry Neurosci Source Type: research
Conclusions With comprehensive treatments, 27.9% of patients had successful opioid tapering with opioid abstinence for over a year. The use of mirtazepine, topiramate, or likely bupropion was associated with successful opioid tapering in the medication assisted treatment with temporary use of methadone. Opioid tapering may be a practical option and should be considered for managing prescription OUD. Implications For patients with OUD, indefinite opioid maintenance treatment may not be necessary. Considering the ethical values of autonomy, nonmaleficence, and beneficence, clinicians should provide patients with OUD the opti...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The PDSA model helped in the development of a group therapy intervention that is both relevant and beneficial to older Veterans presenting with a variety of biopsychosocial issues. Results provide support for further research investigation of ACT for Older Veterans Group. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: ACT used in a group format is a feasible and acceptable psychotherapy for older Veterans. PMID: 29236623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests.
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Authors: Melli G, Bailey R, Carraresi C, Poli A Abstract Research has supported the specific role that anxiety sensitivity, health-related dysfunctional beliefs, and metacognitive beliefs may play in the development and maintenance of health anxiety symptoms. However, the role of metacognitive beliefs in health anxiety has only been explored in analogue samples. The aim of this study was to explore for the first time the association between metacognitive beliefs and health anxiety symptoms in a sample of participants who reported having received a diagnosis of severe health anxiety (hypochondriasis) or illness anxi...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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