Caregiving for Schizophrenia
A third of all people will be a caregiver at some point in their lives. Caregiving for people with schizophrenia presents challenges that many people are ill-prepared for. Host Rachel Star breaks down the principles of caregiving and creative ways to navigate schizophrenia. Dr. Sarah Kopelovich joins to share schizophrenia caregiver specific training. About our Guest Sarah Kopelovich, PhD is a forensically-trained licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor in the department and holds the...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior Caregivers Family Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Adult Caregiver Caregiver stress Family Caregivers life with schizophrenia Living With Schizophrenia Mental Illness Psychotherapy Sel Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: That Royal Society of Medicine Webinar on Long-Covid
*October is crowdfunding month at Berkeley. I conduct this project as a senior fellow in public health and journalism and the university’s Center for Global Public Health. If you would like to support the project, here’s the place: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/22602 By David Tuller, DrPH Proponents of cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy as treatments for […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - October 2, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

From Feeling Good to Feeling Great
You may be aware that my books, Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook, have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, and are still popular, even though Feeling Good was published 40 years ago.  One reason for the books enduring popularity is groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Forrest Scogin and his colleagues at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. They reported that if you simply give people seeking treat for moderate to severe depression a copy of Feeling Good, more than 50% will improve so much within four weeks that they no longer want or need treatment. What is crucial is that these patie...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Burns Tags: book reviews featured happiness psychology self improvement david burns feeling great mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Dealing With Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19
Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym or hanging out with friends, have been taken away. In today’s show, our host, Gabe Howard, talks with Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal, who helps explain why so many people are having anxiety symptoms and what we can do about it. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic below! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest informati...
Source: World of Psychology - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Debate: How and when will the telemedicine surge reach mental healthcare?
Covid-19 Pandemic Drives Patients—and Deal Makers—to Telemedicine (The Wall Street Journal): The coronavirus pandemic has put the once-niche category of telemedicine in the spotlight and is now driving a flurry of deal activity involving virtual health-care providers … Patients have embraced virtual care as a way to stay in touch with doctors for urgent care or chronic care management without risking exposure to the coronavirus by visiting medical offices. Telemedicine visits are typically conducted between a doctor and patient using videoconferencing or a phone call and are used to address minor ai...
Source: SharpBrains - August 25, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology CBT cognitive-behavioral-therapy COVID-19 mental health mental healthcare Talkspace telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: FITNET-NHS Falls Short in Recruitment Drive
By David Tuller, DrPH Professor Esther Crawley, Bristol University’s methodologically and ethically challenged pediatrician and star researcher, has weighed in with an interim analysis of FITNET-NHS, her trial of online cognitive behavior therapy for adolescents with what she calls CFS/ME. Poor Professor Crawley! Despite her ambitious goal of enrolling a whopping 734 participants, early recruitment […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - August 18, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: David Tuller ME/CFS Esther Crawley FITNET Netherlands online CBT Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: More CBT Research from Sir Simon and Professor Chalder
By David Tuller, DrPH (*Thanks to the the very informed discussion–and discussants–on the Science For ME forum for alerting me to this study and its many problems!) In 2011, Professor Trudie Chalder declared at a press conference for the high-profile PACE trial that twice as many chronic fatigue syndrome patients who received cognitive behavior therapy […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - August 12, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CBT chalder PACE Wessely Source Type: blogs

Psychotherapy May Boost Immunity
Psychosocial interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have always been a boon for emotional and mental health, and a new meta analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests it may provide an immune system boost as well. Researchers conducted a review of 56 clinical trials, representing 4,060 participants that tracked changes in immunity over time during the course of psychotherapy. Shields, et. al, looked at eight different psychosocial interventions, such as CBT, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and psycho-education, as well as seven markers of immune system function, including inflammation, antibody le...
Source: World of Psychology - August 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Research Immune System Immunity psychoeducation Psychotherapy Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Columbia Experts Urge BMJ to Retract Not-Fully-Reviewed Study
By David Tuller, DrPH On Thursday, Professors Vincent Racaniello and Mady Hornig, both from Columbia University, wrote to BMJ’s research integrity coordinator. I have been corresponding with BMJ, and specifically the research integrity coordinator, about the Norwegian study of cognitive behavior therapy combined with music therapy as a treatment for chronic fatigue in adolescents after […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 25, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized BMJ CBT mononucleosis music therapy norway Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Columbia Experts Urge BMJ to Retract Problem-Plagued Study
By David Tuller, DrPH On Thursday, Professors Vincent Racaniello and Mady Hornig, both from Columbia University, wrote to BMJ’s research integrity coordinator. I have been corresponding with BMJ, and specifically the research integrity coordinator, about the Norwegian study of cognitive behavior therapy combined with music therapy as a treatment for chronic fatigue in adolescents after […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 25, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized BMJ CBT mononucleosis music therapy norway Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Another Letter About BMJ ’ s Music Therapy Study
By David Tuller, DrPH I am still waiting for answers from BMJ about the Norwegian study of cognitive behavior therapy plus music therapy for treatment of chronic fatigue in adolescents after mononucleosis. The study was published in BMJ Paediatrics Open. I have written about it here. This morning I sent the following letter to the […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 21, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: David Tuller ME/CFS BMJ CBT music therapy norway Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: No Evidence for CBT and Other “ Conversion Disorder ” Therapies
By David Tuller, DrPH I have recently written critically about the CODES trial of cognitive behavior therapy as a treatment for the phenomena that have long been called “psychogenic non-epileptic seizures” but that some neurologists and psychologists are trying to rebrand as “dissociative seizures.” (Many people understandably find it offensive to be told they have […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 20, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to Author of CODES Commentary
By David Tuller, DrPH Earlier today, I sent the following letter to Dr David Perez, a neurologist and psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr Perez, an expert on functional neurological disorders, wrote a commentary for Lancet Psychiatry that accompanied the publication of the results for CODES, a major study of cognitive behavior therapy […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 27, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CBT CODES david perez dissociative seizures FND lancet psychiatry PNES Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: CODES Trial Commentary Promotes ‘ Eminence-Based Medicine ’
By David Tuller, DrPH By all accounts, the recently published CODES trial was the most authoritative study to date of whether cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was an effective treatment for so-called dissociative seizures–a point confirmed in a commentary accompanying the paper in Lancet Psychiatry. Unfortunately, the CODES investigators and the commentary author seem to interpret […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 26, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CODES dissociative seizures FND lancet psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Brain plasticity in drug addiction: Burden and benefit
The human brain is the most complex organ in our body, and is characterized by a unique ability called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity refers to our brain’s ability to change and adapt in its structural and functional levels in response to experience. Neuroplasticity makes it possible for us to learn new languages, solve complex mathematical problems, acquire technical skills, and perform challenging athletic skills, which are all positive and advantageous for us. However, neuroplasticity is not beneficial if we develop non-advantageous learned behaviors. One example of non-advantageous learning is habitual drug mis...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Mavrikaki, PhD Tags: Addiction Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: More Questions About CODES Trial of CBT for Seizures
By David Tuller, DrPH I have recently written about CODES, the high-profile clinical trial investigating whether cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) could reduce the frequency of dissociative seizures, also known as  psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. The trial, published by Lancet Psychiatry, was an open-label study relying on self-reported outcomes–a design highly vulnerable to bias. The 368 participants […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 23, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CBT CODES dissociative seizures FND Jon Stone Kings College London psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Trudie Chalder Source Type: blogs

Four immediate priorities to flatten the mental distress curve
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Article in Context: Three ways to protect your mental health during –and after– COVID-19 New report: Empowering 8 Billion Minds via Ethical Development and Adoption of Neurotechnologies Infographic on the Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020 Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright Ten neurotechnologies about to transform brain enhancement & health 10 highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - June 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness anxiety clinical depression cognitive-behavioral-therapy crisis mental distress mental health mental health crisis mental health curve telehealth telehealth the Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Trio of Trials Shows Limits of CBT for Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Lancet Psychiatry recently published the results of a high-profile trial of cognitive behavior therapy as a treatment for so-called dissociative seizures, also known as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. The trial, nicknamed CODES, found that CBT had no impact on seizure frequency–the primary outcome. The average number of seizures per month dropped in both the treatment and […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 17, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized CBT CODES irritable bowel syndrome PACE Source Type: blogs

Repetitive negative thinking may increase (or perhaps be caused by) cognitive decline and Alzheimer ’s pathology
This article was originally published on The Conversation. The Study in Context: Study: 46.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease brain pathology today, so it’s urgent to prevent or at least delay progression to clinical disease Report: 35% of worldwide dementia cases could be prevented by modifying these 9 modifiable risk factors Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - June 16, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Conversation Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness aging Alzheimer's disease prevention Alzheimers-disease anxiety behavioural marker brain health Brain-Fitness chronic-stress cognitive behavioural therapy Cognitive Debt cognitive decline Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Letter to KCL, Another Letter to BMJ
By David Tuller, DrPH Last week, I wrote about a troubling press release issued by King’s College London regarding a major study of cognitive behavioural therapy as a treatment for so-called dissociative seizures. On Friday, I sent a letter to the two communications people listed on the press release about the study, as well as […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 15, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized BMJ CBT Fiona Godlee music therapy norway Source Type: blogs

Digital Therapeutics – Blip or Lasting Trend?
Prior to COVID-19, mental and behavioral health was gaining momentum as a healthcare priority. Funding was starting to flow into mental health services and the technologies to support it. One of those technologies was telehealth – an effective way for patients to “visit” with their Psychiatrist. Another was digital cognitive behavior therapy solutions (digital therapeutics) […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring burnout cognitive behavior therapy COVID-19 Digital cognitive behavior therapy Digital Therapeutics mental health Pandemic SilverCloud Health Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Couple of Blog Posts Worth Reading
By David Tuller, DrPH I’ve been writing about so-called “medically unexplained symptoms,” or MUS, for the last couple of years. Much of that has come in the form of critiques of specific studies making excessive claims about the healing powers of cognitive behavior therapy. Recently, a blogger named Goodelf has posted a couple of revealing […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 2, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: David Tuller ME/CFS CBT MUS Netherlands Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Two Letters to Dagbladet About Its ME Coverage
In recent weeks, the Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet has published a series of articles about ME, which it also calls CFS/ME. These articles have promoted the use of the Lightning Process as an intervention, criticized patients and the Norwegian ME Association for expressing opinions about the Lightning Process and cognitive behavior therapy, and engaged in multiple […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 30, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Lightning Process norway Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to Senior Author of Norway ’ s CBT-Music Therapy Study
By David Tuller, DrPH In the past week, I have written three posts about a Norwegian study of cognitive behavior therapy plus music therapy for adolescents with chronic fatigue after acute Epstein-Barr virus infection–an illness known as mononucleosis in the US and glandular fever in the UK. The corresponding author of the study is Vegard […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 22, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Want to Stem the Rising Mental Health Crisis? Look Beyond the Usual Suspects for Help
As the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects spread, concerns about mental health impacts continue to grow. For example, we worry for health and human services professionals whose duties involve higher risk for trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress. Reports of global increases in family violence also suggest that there will be many violence victims and witnesses in need of mental health support. Add to this the potential effects of social isolation, health-related anxiety, and that these mental health problems may persist and worsen long after society goes back to “normal.” And this is all happening as...
Source: World of Psychology - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D. & Clare Stevens, M.P.H. Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Stress Suicide coronavirus COVID-19 Depression pandemic Task sharing Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Merck Manual Still Disseminates GET/CBT Advice
By David Tuller, DrPH The graded exercise therapy/cognitive behavior therapy treatment paradigm for chronic fatigue syndrome—also imposed on those diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, CFS/ME, ME/CFS, and other variants–is like the undead. This concept keeps reemerging from the fetid intellectual swamplands that spawned it, no matter how many times it is revealed as nonsense. Although the […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 6, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to IBS Study ’ s Corresponding Author
By David Tuller, DrPH I am slowly getting back to my efforts to highlight Mahana Therapeutics’ continuing misrepresentation of its new web-based cognitive behavior therapy program for irritable bowel syndrome. In January, the start-up company that it had licensed the program from King’s College London, based on a high-profile study published last year in Gut, […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 5, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Reinventing depression treatment via transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS)
Deirdre Lehman with Nolan Williams, who oversaw this clinical trial of a potential treatment that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation. In the photo, Williams and Lehman demonstrate how a patient is positioned and the equipment is used. Credit: Steve Fisch. ___ Stanford researchers devise treatment that relieved depression in 90% of participants in small study (press release): “A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine … In transcranial magnetic stimulat...
Source: SharpBrains - April 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology antidepressant treatments brain stimulation cognitive side effects depression magnetic brain stimulation neurological disorders noninvasive brain stimulation noninvasive neurotechnolo Source Type: blogs

Why Maintaining a Schedule During COVID-19 is Important for Your Mental Health
In a time of considerable anxiety and personal disruption, there’s not a lot individuals can do to change elements out of their control. Government mandates to remain in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, are not something to flout, as they’re for public safety and efforts to control the spread of the virus. Yet, stuck at home, unable to go to regular workplace, school, and other places as normal doesn’t mean you should vegetate on the couch. Indeed, maintaining a schedule is important for your mental health. Here’s why. This is one area of your life over which you have some control. A...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Habits coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Revisiting Mahana and Irritable Bowel Syndrome …
By David Tuller, DrPH As the world continues to wrestle with the coronavirus epidemic, President Trump is calling on us here in the US to get back to work. So I decided to start seeking answers again from Mahana Therapeutics, which announced in January that it had licensed a web-based cognitive behavior therapy program for […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 15, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: David Tuller ME/CFS Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Non-COVID Post about KCL ’ s Rejection of My FOI Request
By David Tuller, DrPH In the days before coronavirus was everything, I was writing about a major study of cognitive behavior therapy for irritable bowel syndrome. The study tested telephone-delivered cognitive behavior therapy, web-based CBT against treatment-as-usual for IBS symptom severity and other more generic domains. Although the pre-COVID era feels like ancient history already, […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 8, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Eight brain tech insights and a special offer to honor Brain Awareness Week 2020
Discussion Guide (opens PDF) Language: English. Other editions: Español, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese 4) Fun brain teasers for teens and adults of any age (free): Finally, we can also celebrate Brain Awareness Week this week by challenging our minds safely at home or at a sanitized office with one brain teaser per day or, why not, trying them all at once ? Here’s a selection of seven fun brain teasers, puzzles & games that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but younger minds too) have enjoyed the most since 2010: Seven fun brain teasers to honor our unique Brains an...
Source: SharpBrains - March 16, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain capacities brain health brain stimulation brain-tech digital revolution digital therapeutics mental health neuro-wellness neuromodulation Neurotechnology non-invasive neur Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Another Letter About Mahana; BerkeleyWellness on IBS Study
By David Tuller, DrPH I have been trying to find out why Mahana Therapeutics, a San Francisco-based start-up, has chosen to disseminate misleading information about a web-based cognitive behavior therapy program for people with irritable bowel syndrome. Because Mahana’s co-founder and CEO, Rob Paull, has not responded to my letters, I have contacted some of […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - February 24, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Machine-learning study finds EEG brain signatures that predict response to antidepressant treatments
This study takes previous research showing that we can predict who benefits from an antidepressant and actually brings it to the point of practical utility,” said Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford. “I will be surprised if this isn’t used by clinicians within the next five years.” Instead of functional magnetic resonance imaging, an expensive technology often used in studies to image brain activity, the scientists turned to electroencephalography, or EEG, a much less costly technology… The paper is one of several based on data from a federally fun...
Source: SharpBrains - February 18, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology algorithm Amit Etkin antidepressant antidepressants brain brain-activity brain-wave signature depression depression-treatment EEG electrical activity electroencephalography Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Follow-up Letter to Mahana Therapeutics ’ CEO
By David Tuller, DrPH Last week, I wrote to Rob Paull, the co-founder and CEO of Mahana Therapeutics, regarding the company’s misleading claims about the web-based cognitive behavior therapy program for irritable bowel syndrome it recently licensed from King’s College London. I have also written to Professor Rona Moss-Morris, the co-lead investigator of ACTIB, the […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - February 17, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Follow-Up Letter to Professor Rona Moss-Morris
By David Tuller, DrPH Ten days ago, I sent a letter to Professor Rona Moss-Morris of King’s College London, seeking information about the licensing deal involving her web-based program of cognitive behavior therapy to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Since I have not heard back, this morning I made a second attempt to reach out to […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - February 10, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Atelophobia, the Fear of Being Imperfect
You're reading Overcoming Atelophobia, the Fear of Being Imperfect, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. What is your biggest irrational fear? For many, it’s the fear of snakes, spiders, heights, or closed spaces. But for others, their greatest fear is not being perfect. If you are constantly stressed by the pursuit of perfection or find your perfectionism to be paralyzing, you may have atelophobia. Learn how this extreme form of perfectionism can diminish your life and health, and what you c...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lesley J. Vos Tags: featured health and fitness psychology antelophobia mental health self improvement Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to Professor Moss-Morris
By David Tuller, DrPH Last week I wrote about the recently announced licensing deal between Mahana Therapeutics and King’s College London. The deal involves a web-based course of cognitive behavior therapy designed to treat irritable bowel syndrome. In a major study, the reported improvements in symptoms among participants in the web-based program were modest at […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - February 3, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Study: To treat depression, therapy alone works better than therapy combined with antidepressants
Conclusions: Clinical guidance around combined treatment (psychotherapy plus ADMs) should be reconsidered. CBT alone is superior to IPT alone and to combined treatment, while IPT alone is non-inferior to combined treatment. More research is needed to assess the moderating effect of older age and number of previous episodes on IPT efficacy. The Study in Context: CVS Health: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) apps may help you more than sleeping pills Growing research aims at helping cancer patients in distress access most-likely-to-help self-care options, from Mindfulness training to Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy...
Source: SharpBrains - December 10, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness cognitive behavioural therapy face-to-face therapy interpersonal psychotherapy major depression psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Mayo Clinic ’ s Crappy Website
By David Tuller, DrPH What’s going on at the Mayo Clinic? It has been more than two years since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy as treatments of choice for the illness it now calls ME/CFS. And Mayo still seems not to have noticed […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - December 10, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Surprising Connection Between Anxiety and Confidence
You're reading The Surprising Connection Between Anxiety and Confidence, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In today’s modern era, with always-on technology and ever-increasing job demands, many people are fighting a silent battle. The battle of feeling overwhelmed. Our clients tell us they’re feeling anxious, stuck, and adrift. They struggle to process information and feel paralyzed when faced with important decisions. Once competent and productive, they say they have effectively lost co...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anthony Rao Tags: featured psychology self improvement agency Anthony Rao anxiety and confidence Paul Napper The Power of Agency Source Type: blogs

Digital Therapy For Insomnia Shows How Technology Can Be Harnessed To Improve Sleep And Mental Health
By guest blogger Jack Barton Technology and screens are supposedly the enemy of health. They ruin our sleep, mental health and we’re slaves to their constant need for attention. At least that’s what seems to be the consensus in the news. However, the reality is much more two-sided. In fact, a new study demonstrates that our blue light emitting devices can be a force for good — by providing a novel way to deliver mental health interventions. Problems with sleep, such as insomnia, have been shown to be associated with mental health difficulties such as depression. Although long recognised as a symptom...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Mental health Sleep and dreaming Technology Source Type: blogs

Three letter acronyms and what they mean – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT – not alphabet soup!
Once you begin to dip your toes into psychological therapies, it doesn’t take long before you begin to see TLAs all over the place. So today I’m going to post on two things: some of the TLAs, and why or how we might consider using these approaches in pain rehabilitation. The first one is CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT grew out of two movements: behaviour therapy (Skinner and the pigeons, rats and all that behaviour modification stuff), and cognitive therapy (Ellis and Beck and the “cognitive triad” – more on this later). When the two approaches to therapy are combined, we have c...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - October 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: ACT - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Clinical reasoning Cognitive behavioral therapy Coping strategies Interdisciplinary teams Occupational therapy Physiotherapy Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs

10 Highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit to shape the Future of Brain & Mental Health
_____ Wow. Fascinating three days last week. Some of our favorite moments and take-aways… 1. Dr. Tom Insel provided a spectacular overview of the digital revolution in brain health and mental health. While we have historically failed to bend the curve as well as in other areas of health, since “you can’t manage what you can’t measure”, new digital and neurological monitoring technologies are finally allowing us to remedy that fundamental issue, identify problems early and intervene early. Multiple Speakers during the Summit like Dr. Srijan Sen, Jan Samzelius and Louis Gagnon built upon Insel&...
Source: SharpBrains - May 16, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Peak Performance Professional Development Technology brain capacities brain health brain stimulation digital revolution digital therapeutics mental health neuro-wellness neuromod Source Type: blogs

6 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Ease Difficult Emotions
Mindfulness has become quite the buzzword these days, with impressive studies popping up in the news with regularity. For example, research from the University of Oxford finds that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as effective as antidepressants for preventing a relapse of depression. In MBCT, a person learns to pay closer attention to the present moment and to let go of the negative thoughts and ruminations that can trigger depression. They also explore a greater awareness of their own body, identifying stress and signs of depression before a crisis hits. Four years ago, I took an eight-week intensi...
Source: World of Psychology - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Books Brain and Behavior Depression Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Brazilian Researchers Say Smartphone Addiction Is Real, And That It ’s Associated With Impaired Decision-making
By Emma Young Smartphone addiction (SA) is a controversial concept that is not recognised by psychiatry as a formal diagnosis. Critics say that a problematic relationship with one’s phone is usually a symptom of deeper underlying issues and that it is inappropriate to apply the language of addiction to technology. Nonetheless, other mental health experts believe SA is real and they’ve accumulated evidence suggesting it is associated with reductions in academic and work performance, sleep disorders, symptoms of depression and loneliness, declines in wellbeing – and an increased risk of road traffic ac...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Decision making Mental health Technology Source Type: blogs