Cognitive behavioural therapy is not effective for depression in advanced cancer but could help in anxiety or other psychological symptoms

Patients suffering from cancer must face the illness itself, but also a lot of adversity throughout it. Indeed, there are multiple effects and side effects of cancer and a notable side effect is depression. Depression can affect up to 40% of cancer patients.1 CBT is an empirically effective treatment for severe depression. Therefore, CBT could be effective to treat depression in advanced cancer.
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DiscussionThis is the first randomised controlled trial to combine CBT and BLT for the treatment of sleep disturbance in women with breast cancer. This novel design addresses the multiple causal factors for sleep complaints in this population. Results from this trial will advance knowledge in this field and may have important clinical implications for how best to treat sleep disturbance and insomnia in this population. If effective, the largely email-based format of the intervention would allow for relatively easy translation.Trial RegistrationAustralian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR),ACTRN12618001255279. Re...
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DiscussionResults of this RCT are expected to extend the body of knowledge with regard to the effectiveness of CBT-based Internet interventions for female breast cancer survivors.Trial,NCT03643640. Registered on 23 August 2018.
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PURPOSE: To evaluate internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) on clinical depression and/or anxiety, distress, fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life in cancer survivors. METHODS: Random assignation of 114 participants to iCBT...
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AbstractBackgroundSymptoms of anxiety and depression are common in patients with cancer, and associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). The aim was to evaluate the effect of internet-based stepped care (iCAN-DO) on symptoms of anxiety and depression and QoL in patients with cancer, compared to standard care (SC).MethodsiCAN-DO was developed in cooperation between professionals and patients with cancer. Consecutive patients (N  = 245), with self-reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, according to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, were randomized to iCAN-DO or SC. iCAN-DO comprised intera...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This is the first implementation of SocialMind, which is the first mindfulness-based social cognition training. It is well tolerated by participants with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and a further randomized controlled trial is proposed for people who have suffered their first episode of psychosis within the past 5 years.Clinical Trial Registration:, identifier NCT03434405.IntroductionPeople suffering from psychosis frequently find it difficult to establish or maintain relationships with others or to engage in community activities (1, 2). These deficits are present even in high-risk ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsFurther research is needed to investigate the effects of psychological interventions among patients with head and neck cancer, using randomised controlled designs, adequately powered samples, and long-term follow-up. This would allow evidence-based recommendations to be made regarding the most appropriate interventions to implement in clinical practice.Trial registrationCRD42017069851
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Psychological therapy may improve parenting behavior among parents of children with cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, and traumatic brain injury. We also found beneficial effects of psychological therapy may also improve parent mental health among parents of children with cancer and chronic pain. CBT and PST may improve parenting behavior. PST may also improve parent mental health. However, the quality of evidence is generally low and there are insufficient data to evaluate most outcomes. Our findings could change as new studies are conducted. PMID: 30883665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractThis systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) on anxiety and depression among persons with chronic health conditions. A systematic database search was conducted of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycInfo, EMBASE, and Cochrane for relevant studies published from 1990 to September 2018. A study was included if the following criteria were met: (1) randomized controlled trial involving an ICBT intervention; (2) participants experienced a chronic health condition; (3) participants ≥ 18 years of age; and (4) effects of ICBT on anxie...
Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This RCT with two parallel arms will evaluate the efficacy of an internet-delivered transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention for the treatment of clinical depression and/or anxiety in ...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract ObjectiveTo evaluate Telephone‐Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (T‐CBT) compared to CBT face to face treatment as usual (TAU‐CBT), in cancer patients with high psychological needs, in terms of mental health and coping. MethodA prospective randomised equivalence trial with Patient Reported Outcome (PRO's), measured pre‐ and post‐therapy including; Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale: Helpless/Hopeless subscale only (MAC H/H), Checklist of Cancer Concerns (CLCC) and the Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ). A study‐specific Service Evaluation Questionnaire ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
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