University of Guelph researchers uncover why environmental cues make drug addiction extra hard to beat
(University of Guelph) Besides triggering the brain's emotional and stimulus-response systems, environmental cues activate areas where memories are processed, according to this University of Guelph study. Prompting these memory processing systems makes it extra difficult to counter addiction because the classic stimulus-response mechanisms are reinforced by the memory effects of environmental drug cues. While this double effect makes it hard to treat drug abuse, this finding may offer a way to use cues to improve cognitive behavioural therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise is medicine for mental health in military veterans: a qualitative commentary - Caddick N, Smith B.
Different approaches to treatment for mental health problems in military veterans continue to attract research attention. In addition to the NICE-approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Online mindfulness-enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and depression: outcomes of a pilot trial - Kladnitski N, Smith J, Allen A, Andrews G, Newby JM.
In this study we developed a new Mindfulness-Enhanced iCBT intervention by incorporating formal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The role of knowledge in internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent depression: results from a randomised controlled study - Berg M, Rozental A, Johansson S, Liljeth örn L, Radvogin E, Topooco N, Andersson G.
Background and objectives Clients' knowledge about their condition and treatment is considered crucial for general health improvement, and knowledge acquisition is an essential part in internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT). Yet, little is kn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Helping teenagers beat the blues
The cognitive behaviour therapy course giving teens the tools to deal with depression and anxiety. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adapting dialectical behaviour therapy in forensic learning disability services: a grounded theory informed study of "what works" - Browne C, Brown G, Smith IC.
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence indicates effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) in forensic settings; however, little is known about "what works" facilitating engagement and change. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Mindfulness is a natural painkiller
A study by The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario found that mindfulness is just as effective at easing discomfort as the go-to psychological treatment cognitive behavioural therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness is a natural painkiller
A study by  The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario found that mindfulness is just as effective at easing discomfort as the go-to psychological treatment cognitive behavioural therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating children and adolescents with multiple traumas: a randomized clinical trial of narrative exposure therapy - Peltonen K, Kangaslampi S.
Background and Objective: Millions of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other problems due to prolonged exposure to traumatizing events. Forms of cognitive-behavioural therapy are the most commo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Culturally-adapted cognitive behavioural therapy based intervention for maternal depression: a mixed-methods feasibility study - Khan S, Lovell K, Lunat F, Masood Y, Shah S, Tomenson B, Husain N.
BACKGROUND: British Pakistanis are one of the largest ethnic minority groups living in the UK, with high rates of maternal depression being reported in this population. Evidence suggests that culturally-adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT
(Karolinska Institutet) Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. Published in the scientific journal American Journal of Psychiatry, the results also suggest that such patients may nevertheless benefit if their treatment is adjusted to accommodate their specific needs and challenges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy versus usual care for young people with depression and repeat self-harm: lessons learnt (e-DASH) - Sayal K, Roe J, Ball H, Atha C, Kaylor-Hughes C, Guo B, Townsend E, Morriss R.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm and depression are strong risk factors for repeat self-harm and suicide. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy (PSCBT) plus tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Digital CBT could help young people with mild depression, NICE says
Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural group therapy for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a systematic review - Nesset MB, Lara-Cabrera ML, Dalsb ø TK, Pedersen SA, Bjørngaard JH, Palmstierna T.
BACKGROUND: Violence against intimate partners is a worldwide public health problem. Cognitive behavioural therapy delivered in a group format is widely used for the treatment of men's violent behaviour towards their female partners. A Cochrane review abou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

First-line therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic approaches - Paintain E, Cassidy S.
Background Despite evidence supporting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions as the most effective approach for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in randomised control trials, alternative treatment interventions are often use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Podcast: Talking therapy for the management of mental health in low- and middle-income countries affected by mass human tragedy
Evidence Aid, an organisation dedicated to improving the use of evidence in humanitarian crises, highlights information from Cochrane and other systematic reviews of particular relevance to those involved in humanitarian assistance and, in July 2018, these were added to by a report on psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries. We asked one of the authors, Marianna Purgato from the University of Verona in Italy, to tell us about this new Cochrane Review." Whether a humanitarian crisis is triggered by natural hazards or other events, people affected by it in low- a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

CBT by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety in COPD patients
Cognitive behavioural therapy intervention delivered by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome
Symptom relief may last for up to nine months, indicate clinical trial results Related items fromOnMedica Low FODMAP diet in IBS IBS – diagnosis and the role of faecal calprotectin Cognitive behaviour therapy for IBS may help patients cope better with symptoms (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session
(Northumbria University) Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. In the first study of its kind in the world, experts from Northumbria University have found that a single one-hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in preventing the development of chronic insomnia in 73% of prisoners. Inmates also reported that the therapy made notable improvements to their anxiety and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Interaction structures' between depressed adolescents and their therapists in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - Calderon A, Schneider C, Target M, Midgley N.
OBJECTIVE:: Identify the core 'interaction structures' between therapists and depressed adolescents within and across two common forms of psychotherapy. METHOD:: A total of 70 audio-recorded psychotherapy sessions representing short-term psychoanal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast
How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity.Ian Sample presents.Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe, long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which is extreme mental and physical fatigue. Scientists haven ’t been able to find the cause and current interventions focus on helping sufferers cope with the syndrome. These interventions are cognitive behavioural...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Medicine Source Type: news

Conference hears from innovators in nurse leadership and retention
A group of health visitors and school nurses have received cognitive behaviour therapy as part of an innovative leadership project designed to combat feelings of self-doubt. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blood test can spot autism in children
A NEW blood test has been found to spot autism in children – allowing intensive behavioural therapy at an early age. Until now there has not been a biological test for children on the autism spectrum. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Design and acceptability of a psychosocial text messaging intervention for victims of gender-based violence - Garc ía Y, Ferrás C, Rocha Á, Aguilera A.
Mobile phones can produce detailed and personalized data to help diagnose, treat, prevent or rehabilitate women who are victims of gender violence. We sent automatic text messages, based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, to female victims of gender violenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive behaviour therapy for IBS may help patients cope better with symptoms
And it may cut down on GP visits, suggests qualitative study Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses Diversity of gut microbiome linked to artery hardening Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Virtual reality CBT may help curb psychotic paranoia and anxiety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of step-down versus outpatient dialectical behaviour therapy for patients with severe levels of borderline personality disorder: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial - Sinnaeve R, van den Bosch LMC, Hakkaart-van Roijen L, Vansteelandt K.
BACKGROUND: Step-down dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment consisting of 3 months of residential DBT plus 6 months of outpatient DBT. The program was specifically developed for people suffering from severe borderline personality disorder (BPD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for aggression among individuals with moderate to severe acquired brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Iruthayarajah J, Alibrahim F, Mehta S, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Teasell R.
The objective of this syst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive-behavioural therapy for sleep disorder in schizophrenia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Engaging families in the management of adolescent self-harm.
Adolescent self-harm is an emerging public health challenge. It is associated with later psychiatric and substance use disorders, unemployment and suicide. Family interventions have been effective in a range of adolescent mental health problems and for that reason were reviewed for their effectiveness in the management of adolescent self-harm. The search identified 10 randomised and 2 non-randomised controlled trial conducted in the high-income countries. For the most part the evidence is of low quality. The interventions were classified as brief single session, intermediate-level and intensive family interventions dependi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm.
Blended therapy is the integration of internet-based treatment and psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It has been described as'any possible combination of regular face-to-face treatments and web-based interventions'.1 Several systematic reviews have examined the partial replacement of face-to-face therapy with web-based technologies.2 –4 Yet there have been few descriptions of instances where internet-based therapies supplement or augment face-to-face therapy to create a new treatment rather than simply replacing face-to-face treatment with variable degrees of inperson support. This approach to ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The most effective antidepressants for adults revealed in major review
The review provides new evidence which may help people decide which antidepressant to choose first-line for moderate to severe depression. However, it did not assess antidepressants compared to other treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, or treatments in combination. Though there are some concerns over items not reported by individual trials, this review is likely to be reliable. It is extensive, included only controlled double blind trials and searched successfully for unpublished trials. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy vs. enhanced usual care in the treatment of adolescents with self-harm - Haga E, Aas E, Gr øholt B, Tørmoen AJ, Mehlum L.
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is effective in reducing self-harm in adults and adolescents. AIMS: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of DBT for adolescents (DBT-A) compared to enhanced usual care (EUC). MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring students' participation in universal, depression and anxiety, prevention programmes at school: a meta-aggregation - Bastounis A, Callaghan P, Lykomitrou F, Aubeeluck A, Michail M.
Mental health promotion in schools is a key priority for national governments. The aim of this meta-aggregation is to synthesise the findings from universal, depression and/or anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy and/or interpersonal therapy-based, progr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Web-based cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia shows long-term efficacy in improving chronic insomnia
Insomnia is a widespread health problem, with cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) considered as first-line treatment.1 Unfortunately, access to CBT-I treatment is limited due to limited numbers of trained therapists and cost. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have provided strong evidence for web-based CBT-I as an effective treatment for insomnia.2 However, these studies have been of short duration and excluded people with comorbidities.3 –5 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent-delivered CBT may reduce intervention cost, but questions arise about effectiveness
Psychological treatment of anxiety-related problems in youth has a rich history, dating back to Sigmund Freud's work.1 After decades of clinical literature and scores of treatment outcome studies, a growing consensus formed among experts that cognitive –behavioural methods were especially effective, particularly the behavioural component involving graded exposure to feared stimuli. Delivery of this treatment approach by professional therapists can involve substantial cost, so the effort by Creswell and colleagues to investigate the use of parent s to deliver the treatment has practical significance, and the study's c...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unique contribution of acceptance without judgment in predicting nonsuicidal self-injury after 20-weeks of dialectical behaviour therapy group skills training - Krantz LH, McMain S, Kuo JR.
The current research tested whether four dimensions of mindfulness - acceptance without judgment, observing, describing and acting with awareness - predicted frequency of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and mediate the relationship with NSSI outcomes during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Treating complicated grief and posttraumatic stress in homicidally bereaved individuals: a randomized controlled trial - van Denderen M, de Keijser J, Stewart R, Boelen PA.
Homicidally bereaved individuals may experience symptoms of Complicated Grief (CG) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This Randomized Controlled Trial examined the effectiveness of an 8-session treatment encompassing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for fear of falling and balance among older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Liu TW, Ng GYF, Chung RCK, Ng SSM.
BACKGROUND: fear of falling is prevalent among older people and associated with various health outcomes. A growing number of studies have examined the effects of interventions designed to reduce the fear of falling and improve balance among older people, y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Genius Within by David Adam review – to what extent is intelligence determined by genes?
Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our futureThe old myth that you only use 10% of your brain is obviously rubbish. If an iron spike went through the 90% you never use, why would you care? But what might be true is that we only typically use a small part of our brain ’s potential function. What if you could zap your head or take a pill, like Bradley Cooper in the filmLimitless, and become insanely clever? Over the last decade, this sci-fi possibility has started to approach reality, and David Adam &rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steven Poole Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Neuroscience Society Psychology Source Type: news

Do clinically anxious children cluster according to their expression of factors that maintain child anxiety? - Pearcey S, Alkozei A, Chakrabarti B, Dodd H, Murayama K, Stuijfzand S, Creswell C.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for childhood anxiety disorders, yet a significant proportion of children do not benefit from it. CBT for child anxiety disorders typically includes a range of strategies that may not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

People with eating disorders ‘benefit from specialist CBT’
Cognitive behavioural therapy is among the potential treatments that should be considered for eating disorders, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with OCD works in the long run
(Aarhus University) The vast majority of children and adolescents who receive cognitive behavioural therapy treatment for OCD thrive and live without symptoms a year after the end of treatment. This is shown by new research from Aarhus University's Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Risskov. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy halves the risk of repeated suicide attempts: systematic review - G øtzsche PC, Gøtzsche PK.
OBJECTIVE To study whether cognitive behavioural therapy decreases suicide attempts in people with previous suicide attempts. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Setting Randomised trials that compare cognitive behavioural therapy with treatment as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ask the doctor: Dr Martin Scurr answers readers' questions
Dr Scurr advises someone on how to help their friend who may be depressed. From antidepressants to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dr Scurr gives guidance on how to support loved ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for young people with suicide-related behaviour (Reframe-IT): a randomised controlled trial.
Conclusions The trial was underpowered due to difficulties recruiting participants as a result of the complex recruitment procedures that were used to ensure safety of participants. Although there were no significant differences between groups, young people were safely and generally well engaged in Reframe-IT and experienced decreases in suicidal ideation and other symptoms as well as improvements in CBT skills. The study is the first online intervention trial internationally to include young people demonstrating all levels of suicide risk.Clinical implications Integration of internet-delivered interventions for young peop...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA): a randomised controlled trial of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
Depression is a common, debilitating and costly disorder. The best-evidenced psychological therapy – cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) – is complex and costly. A simpler therapy, behavioural activation (BA), may be an effective alternative. To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of BA compared with CBT for depressed adults at 12 and 18 months'follow-up, and to investigate the processes of treatments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders
Brief guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by parents was as good as a commonly used treatment, delivered by a therapist, in improving anxiety levels in children. Anxiety continued to improve after the end of treatment and by six months about 70% had recovered. The brief CBT was potentially the more cost-effective option. This NIHR-funded trial compared recovery from a range of common anxiety disorders in children aged five to 12 following these brief psychological treatments. CBT was delivered by parents instructed and supported in its use by a mental health worker. It was compared with a treatment common...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot of a randomised controlled trial of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline versus cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety symptoms in people with generalised anxiety disorder who have failed to respond to low-intensity psycholo
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that trea...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news