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Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy Research. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1192:313-329 Authors: Kim K, Jeon HJ Abstract With vigorous researches related to novel treatment in psychiatric field, paradigm shift is emerging with its design and assessment. Comprehension of the psychiatric phenomenon expanded beyond disease model, with dimensional approach. Assessment of patients' clinical state includes subjective reports related to problematic symptoms, functional change, and quality of life. They also include objective findings collected from mobile e-wearable monitoring system and advanced neuroimaging modalities. Novel treatment protocols are not just limited to pharmacology itself or psychotherapy itself, but the approach is integrated with stratification; pharmacological treatment enhanced by cognitive behavioral management and psychotherapeutic intervention has been emerged and studied for its impact. Numerous studies were conducted to understand placebo response and to differentiate this phenomenon with novel treatments. Trials to draw good adherence to research protocol with good compliance to treatment in real are strengthened by integrated approach, so-called psychopharmacology. With these paradigm shifts observed from recent researches, it is promising for great advance in quality of life and our mental health. PMID: 31705502 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Rosalind Watts, Jason LuomaAbstractPsychedelic assisted therapy comprises three stages: Preparation, Psychedelic Session, and Integration. Preparation is key for maximising the potential of a beneficial psychedelic experience and integration is important for prolonging improvements. The psychological flexibility model (PFM) appears to be a promising one to guide psychedelic preparation and integration. This paper proposes a model that utilises the PFM as informed by a previously published qualitative study of patie...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Psychiatric medications are an important part of treatment for many people with mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, and others. They play an important role in helping to alleviate the most serious symptoms, allowing people to better focus on their lives and on other treatment types, such as psychotherapy. Psychiatric medications are an important part of many people’s treatment plans for obtaining the most effective treatment for a mental health concern or mental illness. It’s good to know what drugs are being prescribed most often for mental disorders in the U.S...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Medications Psychiatry psychiatric meds psychiatric prescriptions Source Type: blogs
This study focused on intersubjective relatedness with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) within the field of Music Therapy. Clinical improvisation is increasingly recognized as a mean to develop or re-live patterns of mutuality, and by mutuality we mean the emergence of a polyphonic flow founded on the forces that constantly makes us balance between dependency and independency. Recent research addresses how people with BPD relate to others in Music Therapy. What is currently lacking is a detailed tracking of mutual aspects of the musical modality emerging in music therapy improvisations. This paper details...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Discussion of the above theories and a description of the setting and the connection between the two is used propose a potential music therapy model for work with this population at this point during the clients’ lifespan.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Amanda Bechtel, Laura L. Wood, Laura TeoliAbstractOn a daily basis individuals are confronted with overt and covert messaging about their bodies, appearance, and functioning. This paper explores these social narratives and presents a narrative protocol on an 8 -h workshop in which participants constructed life-sized body sculptures made from packing tape and processed their experiences using drama therapy techniques. The final product was then displayed in a public forum to engage the public, where viewers could respond to...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This article reports about the role of psychotherapists in creating a good enough therapeutic alliance as the basic task for other therapeutic factors come into play. Data from a naturalistic study involving 237 patients treated by 68 psychotherapists using 10 different psychotherapy approaches were analyzed in a process-outcome research design. The results show that therapists had to adapt their alliance perspectives to patients' level of alliance ratings as treatments progressed. Treatment concepts did not play a role in outcome. The view of a similar quality of the therapeutic alliance seems to be an indispensable preco...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 67Author(s): Laura L. Wood, Dani Bryant, Kerryann Scirocco, Hia Datta, Susan Alimonti, Dave MowersAbstractAphasia, most often caused by brain damage due to stroke, is a language disorder hindering one's ability to verbally express and/or comprehend language, ranging in severity from mild to severe. An Applied Thematic Analysis (ATA) was undertaken of a post-production focus group to evaluate a 12-week pilot program that used the CoActive Therapeutic Theater (CoATT) Model for persons in Aphasia recovery. Results of a focus group interview found five th...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Abstract This review evaluates current knowledge about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with the goal of providing a roadmap for future directions in research on the psychopharmacology of the disorder. It first addresses issues in the description and diagnosis of OCD, including the structure, measurement, and appropriate description of the disorder and issues of differential diagnosis. Current pharmacotherapies for OCD are then reviewed, including monotherapy with serotonin reuptake inhibitors and augmentation with antipsychotic medication and with psychologic treatment. Neuromodulatory therapies for OCD are a...
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Pharmacol Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Palmier-Claus J, Wright K, Mansell W, Bowe S, Lobban F, Tyler E, Lodge C, Jones S Abstract Behavioural experiments are an important component of cognitive behavioural therapy. However, there exists little up-to-date guidance on how to conduct these in people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This paper provides recommendations on how to conduct behavioural experiments in people with bipolar disorder. The aim is to upskill and empower clinicians to conduct behavioural experiments. The paper combines the expertise of senior clinicians working in the United Kingdom. The article starts by providing general...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Psychiatry residents in this study overwhelmingly requested additional training focused on skills relevant to inpatient service, and the curriculum the authors developed led to a subjective self-reported understanding of and confidence in providing these psychotherapy skills on the inpatient unit. These very preliminary results suggest that provision of increased skills-based psychotherapy training for inpatient psychiatry residents is important and beneficial within resident education. PMID: 31828674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acad Psychiatry Source Type: research
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