Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Youths With Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Hong Kong
Conditions: Depressive Symptoms; Anxiety Symptoms Intervention: Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sponsors: The University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong; Caritas Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Hong Kong Federation of Youth's Group; Hong Kong Playground Association; Hong Kong Children and Youth Services; St James' Settlement Recruiting
CONCLUSION: The TVICBT intervention was effective in assisting women to identify triggers during their pregnancy journey, develop appropriate coping strategies and advocate for their needs to best cope.IMPACT: TVICBT offers an effective, individualized, trauma and violence-informed approach to optimize the health outcomes of perinatal women and their infants by promoting positive coping and maternal-infant bonding, thus filling an existing practice gap of a lack of individualized, trauma-informed care.PMID:34837410 | DOI:10.1111/jan.15117
Br J Clin Psychol. 2021 Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12347. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Bouldering has shown promising results in the treatment of various health problems. In previous research, bouldering psychotherapy (BPT) was shown to be superior to a waitlist control group and to physical exercise with regard to reducing symptoms of depression. The primary aim of this study was to compare group BPT with group cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) to test the hypothesis that BPT would be equally as effective as CBT.DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded non-inferiority trial in whi...
Mental health morbidity has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to social isolation, impairment of basic needs, financial instability, and fears of the virus. New cases of anxiety and depression have been on the rise, while preexisting mental and chronic illnesses have been exacerbated. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly flexible technique used to manage an array of mental illnesses. CBT may be of particular benefit under conditions of social isolation and virtual health care delivery.
Conditions: Anxiety; Mild to Moderate Depression Interventions: Behavioral: Guided internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy; Behavioral: Individual F2F Cognitive behavioural therapy; Behavioral: Blended cognitive behavioural therapy Sponsors: Norwegian Institute of Public Health; Norwegian Directorate of Health; University of Bergen; Göteborg University; University of Tromso; Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
By Emma L. Barratt Early in the pandemic, there was a rapid shift in the pace of research. With the situation evolving quickly, lockdowns coming into effect, and the massive loss of life that followed, researchers across academia were racing against the clock to produce papers. This haste was unusual for most scientists, more used to detailed scrutiny, further investigations, and collaboration. As a result, some were concerned about the rigour of papers that would ultimately see the light of day. Early on, psychologist Vaughan Bell tweeted with regards to Covid research, “If it’s urgent, th...