Web-based cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia shows long-term efficacy in improving chronic insomnia

Insomnia is a widespread health problem, with cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) considered as first-line treatment.1 Unfortunately, access to CBT-I treatment is limited due to limited numbers of trained therapists and cost. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have provided strong evidence for web-based CBT-I as an effective treatment for insomnia.2 However, these studies have been of short duration and excluded people with comorbidities.3 –5
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(Northumbria University) Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. In the first study of its kind in the world, experts from Northumbria University have found that a single one-hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in preventing the development of chronic insomnia in 73% of prisoners. Inmates also reported that the therapy made notable improvements to their anxiety and depression.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Condition:   Insomnia Interventions:   Behavioral: Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia;   Behavioral: Sleep hygiene education Sponsor:   The University of Hong Kong Recruiting
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Journal of Sleep Research,Volume 27, Issue S2, October 2018.
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Journal of Sleep Research,Volume 27, Issue S2, October 2018.
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Mild Traumatic Brain Injury;   Post-Concussion Syndrome;   Insomnia Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Sponsor:   University of Calgary Completed
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CONCLUSION: Adjunctive Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia for older men being treated for depression can improve insomnia in the short term, without apparent harm. The short-term depressive symptom effect size in this pilot trial was comparable to other adjunctive interventions and may warrant a larger, definitive trial. PMID: 30191722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article provides a brief description of the core characteristics of CBT and the transformation this therapeutic model has brought to our understanding and management of chronic pain. Current evidence on efficacy of CBT for chronic pain is then reviewed, followed by a critical consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the new hybrid treatment approach that conceptualises and treats chronic pain in connection with its comorbidities. Recent progress made in the area of pain and insomnia is highlighted as an example to project therapeutic innovations in the near future.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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