Effectiveness of a culturally adapted cognitive behavioural therapy-based guided self-help (CACBT-GSH) intervention to reduce social anxiety and enhance self-esteem in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial from Pakistan - Amin R, Iqbal A, Naeem F, Irfan M.

BACKGROUND: Social anxiety is common among adolescents in Pakistan and is associated with low self-esteem. Among the recommended treatments, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective, and self-help approaches are encouraged. AIM: To determine th...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Results provide preliminary evidence that videoconference group CBT for anxiety and related disorders may be a promising and effective alternative to face-to-face CBT. Additional research is needed to establish equivalence between these delivery formats.PMID:34159838 | DOI:10.1177/07067437211027319
Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsTaken together, findings suggest that IR may be a valuable adjunct to GCBT for SAD, especially among patients with comorbid unipolar depression. However, further research including a follow up period is indicated.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Objectives: To train child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) therapists to deliver cognitive therapy for SAD in adolescents (CT-SAD-A) and assess therapist competence. To estimate the costs to the NHS of training therapists to deliver CT-SAD-A and the mean cost per adolescent treated. To examine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to compare CT-SAD-A with the general form of cognitive –behavioural therapy that is more commonly used.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by a preoccupation with a perceived appearance flaw or flaws that are not observable to others. BDD is associated with distress and impairment of functioning. Psychiatric comorbidities, including depression, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are common and impact treatment. Treatment should encompass psychoeducation, particularly addressing the dangers associated with cosmetic procedures, and may require high doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors* (SSRI*) and protracted periods to establish full benefit. If there is an inadequate response to SSRIs, ...
Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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
ConclusionsThe standard WCST may be sensitive to capturing the type of mental flexibility which is important for producing helpful alternative thinking during cognitive restructuring.Practitioner points Poorer shifting ability with regard to non ‐emotional stimuli in clients with elevated social anxiety may be related to poorer ability to produce helpful alternative thoughts during cognitive restructuring. For clinicians whose clients with elevated social anxiety are having difficulty with generating alternative thoughts during cognitive restructuring, clinicians should consider poor shifting ability as a potential co...
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsEntourage represents an innovative approach to managing social anxiety in young people. Intervention elements seek to ensure longer ‐term engagement of users, in particular young men, who have unmet service needs. Results of a single‐group clinical trial of Entourage are forthcoming.
Source: Clinical Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research
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