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Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased risk of depression due to destructive effects on gut microbiota

(Natural News) New research published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has identified a strong and seemingly causal link between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs for stomach acid reduction and severe depression, which researchers say is probably a result of the way these drugs severely disrupt the gut microbiome. The study’s comparative analysis looked at...
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: McGuire AP, Mota NP, Sippel LM, Connolly KM, Lyons JA Abstract OBJECTIVE: Resilience has been associated with less severe psychiatric symptomatology and better treatment outcomes among individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD). However, it remains unknown whether resilience increases during psychotherapy within the comorbid PTSD and SUD population with unique features of dual-diagnosis, including trauma cue-related cravings. We tested whether veterans seeking psychotherapy for comorbid PTSD-SUD reported increased resilience from pre- to post-treatment. We also ...
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
By Emma Young How do you choose the best possible therapist for someone who needs help? Does it make any difference if the therapist is about the same age, for instance, or the same gender, or from the same socio-economic background?  It seems intuitive that it might be easier to relate to someone from a similar background. However, while a positive relationship between client and therapist is known to be one of the most important factors for a good treatment outcome, there’s been surprisingly little work on how their respective personal attributes might interact to create a successful alliance.   Now work ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Therapy Source Type: blogs
The pan-theoretical variable of alliance has been consistently reported to have a moderate yet robust effect on psychotherapy treatment outcome. However, the relationship is less clear in the addiction field where there is more limited research. The current study investigated the relationship between alliance and treatment outcome in an alcohol dependent and depressed population.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Postnatal Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Couple-based interpersonal psychotherapy Sponsor:   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
I have previously written about the possible benefits of using virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Now it seems that virtual-reality based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has more wide-reaching benefits and can help reduce momentary paranoia and anxiety, as well as improve social cognition in individuals with psychotic disorders. In a February 2018 study published in The Lancet (Psychiatry), researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of personalized virtual-reality based cognitive-behavioral therapy in 116 patients with a DSM IV-diagnosed psychotic disorder and paranoid...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic Anxiety and Panic Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Technology Treatment CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Paranoia Psychosis Psychotic Disorder virtual reality Source Type: blogs
Authors: Steele E, Wood DS, J Usadi E, Applegarth DM Abstract Effective treatments for combat trauma in military service members exist, but barriers to care abound, including poor access, stigma, and dropout. Although the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be severe, recovery is possible when proper treatment is implemented. Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc.'s Warrior Camp (WC) program is designed to address the effects of combat trauma in military service members and veterans. This intensive, 7-d treatment incorporates eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, equine-assisted psy...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” – Zig Ziglar When faced with deciding on how to act, sometimes the toughest part is figuring out how to do the right thing. Of course, how you view the right thing, what you think of as the right thing, makes all the difference. And this is often not clear. You may experience conflicting emotions, feel ambivalent about potential choices, or strongly for or against certain action — whether you are convinced that it either is or isn’t the right ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Ethics & Morality Inspiration & Hope LifeHelper Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Compassion Core Values Decision Making Pay It Forward Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: These results elucidate the need for better information about psychotherapy and the development of intercultural consulting services for migrants in Germany. PMID: 29653459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2018 Source:Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews Author(s): Jyotirekha Das, G.K. Rajanikant Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common mental health issue, afflicting around 33% of stroke survivors. PSD has a negative impact on the rehabilitation, recuperation of motor and cognitive deficits following stroke and significantly increases the chances of relapsing neurovascular events. It has been demonstrated that biological and psychological factors have a significant role in PSD. Numerous endeavors have been made to discover the risk factors and predictors of PSD. Screen...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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