Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia

Benefits include better functional health, sleep - related quality of life, psychological well - being
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThe findings support Sleep ‐e as a helpful treatment for insomnia in a public hospital outpatient population for at least a subgroup of patients. However, significant lessons were learned regarding the importance of educating health care providers and patients about novel models of internet service delivery. Potential model s of adaptive or blended stepped‐care are discussed to facilitate program implementation. Future research should identify how to implement internet interventions more effectively in public health settings to take advantage of their potential to improve clinical efficiency.
Source: Australian Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
(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
Insomnia is a significant health problem often ineffectively managed in primary care. Patients should be briefly screened for sleep issues at every visit. Insomnia management focuses on patient education in nonpharmacologic treatments including sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, stimulus control, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and cognitive therapies. Hypnotics should be used appropriately and sparingly. No single treatment is fully effective; each patient will require a unique blend of treatments for maximal effectiveness.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPost-traumatic nightmares (PTN) are a common and enduring problem for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other clinical presentations. PTN cause significant distress, are associated with large costs, and are an independent risk factor for suicide. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for PTN exist. A previous review in this journal demonstrated that Prazosin, an alpha blocker, was a preferred pharmacological treatment for PTN and imagery rescripting therapy (IRT) was a preferred non-pharmacological treatment. Since that time, new and important research f...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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
CONCLUSIONS: This review highlights the feasibility and possible benefits of MBSR and MBCT for older adults. Additional large scale RCTs conducted with older adults coping with the range of physical, behavioral, and cognitive challenges older adults commonly face still are needed. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: MBSR may be a promising intervention for older adults experiencing a variety of health concerns and possibly even cognitive decline. MBCT may reduce geriatric anxiety, although its effects on geriatric depression were not measured. PMID: 30204557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
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
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