Development of a Moderated Online Intervention to Treat Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis

Conclusion: The EMBRACE intervention was designed to provide young people with the necessary skills and confidence to overcome social anxiety within a supportive, safe online space. By design, it allows young people the opportunity to practice their newly learnt skills to connect with others and in doing so, learn to embrace their true authentic selves.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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This article reviewed the development, progress, current status, and future direction of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in Japan. First, the history of CBT in Japan was briefly reviewed, including a description of the development of two major societies and their respective journals: the Japanese Association for Behaviour Therapy (later renamed as the Japanese Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) and the Japanese Association for Cognitive Therapy. Second, we reported on the existing evidence relating to CBT in Japan, including randomised control trials for depression, social anxiety disorder, obsessive &n...
Source: Australian Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: International Journal of Clinical and Health PsychologyAuthor(s): Carmem Beatriz Neufeld, Priscila C. Palma, Kátia A.S. Caetano, Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Joshua Curtiss, Stefan G. HofmannAbstractTo compare the effectiveness of two Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions—an individual and a group intervention—in Social Anxiety Disorder therapy. We compared the two treatment groups against a waitlist condition in a randomized clinical trial with 86 young adults. The individual CBT intervention was Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) devel...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
DiscussionThis randomised controlled trial will provide preliminary evidence on whether this intervention, requiring relatively low levels of therapist input, is safe and clinically effective. If this is shown to be the case, Internet Cognitive Therapy for adolescents has the potential to provide a service to the large population of adolescents with untreated SAD.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN15079139. Version 1 registered on 06/02/2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Although impressive progress has been made toward developing empirically-supported psychological treatments, the reality remains that a significant proportion of people with mental health problems do not receive these treatments. Finding ways to reduce this treatment gap is crucial. Since app-supported smartphone interventions are touted as a possible solution, access to up-to-date guidance around the evidence base and clinical utility of these interventions is needed. We conducted a meta-analysis of 66 randomized controlled trials of app-supported smartphone interventions for mental health problems....
Source: World Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relation of social anxiety with self-perceived and peer-reported likability, while controlling for the possible influence of depression. In total, 586 children (7 to 13  years) completed questionnaires to measure social anxiety, self-assessed likability, and depression. Peer-reported likability was derived from sociometric data on likability. As expected, children with higher self-reported social anxiety perceived themselves as less liked by classroom peers than c hildren with lower self-reported social anxiety. In reality, children with higher levels of social anxi...
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionReassurance seeking appears to be a common factor across anxiety disorders though the themes of the reassurance may differ. Further, reduction in excessive reassurance seeking may be an important component in treatment outcome.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Gyöngyi Kökönyei1,2,3*, Natália Kocsel1,2,3,4, Orsolya Király1, Mark D. Griffiths5, Attila Galambos1,2,4, Anna Magi1,4, Borbála Paksi6 and Zsolt Demetrovics11 Institute of Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary2SE-NAP2 Genetic Brain Imaging Migraine Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary3Department of Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary4Doctoral School of Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary5Psychology Department, Not...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe two generalized designs (the two-facet unbalanced design and the one-facet multivariate design) indicated that the effects of the participate and the effects associated with the participate accounted for the majority of the total variation of the MPATS for Chinese college students, and the test items were not the main source of measurement errors. According to the generalizability coefficient and dependability index, the MPATS can be used either as a Norm Referenced Test or as a Criterion Referenced Test, but it depends on the research intention of the study that uses this scale. For the specific dimensions ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings from this exploratory study are consistent with the possibility that dialogue therapy may lead to improvements in symptoms and functioning compared to standard treatment in psychosis. Introduction Standard treatment (ST) for psychosis consists primarily of antipsychotics, hospitalization, social rehabilitation, and different types of supportive therapy (1–3). Antipsychotic drugs have only moderate effects on positive symptoms and no demonstrable effects on negative symptoms (4–6). Side effects are often prominent and might include a reduction in emotional expression, menstrual ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Compared with waiting list, guided iCBT is effective and likely results in symptom improvement in mild to moderate major depression and social phobia. Guided iCBT may improve the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder compared with waiting list. However, we are uncertain about the effectiveness of iCBT compared with individual or group face-to-face CBT. Guided iCBT represents good value for money and could be offered for the short-term treatment of adults with mild to moderate major depression or anxiety disorders. Most people with mild to moderate depression or anxiety disorders with whom...
Source: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ont Health Technol Assess Ser Source Type: research
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