The feasibility of a Harry Potter-based cognitive behavioural therapy skills curriculum on suicidality and well-being in middle schoolers - Conforti P, Zaheer R, Goldstein BI, Levitt AJ, Schaffer A, Fefergrad M, Cheung AH, Sinyor M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moving Beyond the Anxiety and Perfectionism Feedback Loop
Forget everything you thought you knew about anxiety and perfectionism. Here’s an inside look at what actually works. We all feel the need to be accepted, to fit in, feel loved, and that we matter to someone or something.  As someone who struggles with anxiety myself, I understand how hard it is to combat the anxiety feedback loop. As a psychologist who has worked with this material for nearly a decade, I supposedly know all the tricks in the book. I have a tool kit 10 pages deep ready to go whenever I experience a bout of anxiety. Even still, I struggle to practice what I preach.  Moving beyond this feedba...
Source: Psych Central - July 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Anders, PsyD. Tags: Anxiety Perfectionism Psychology Intrusive Thoughts Self Worth Self-Esteem Source Type: news

Therapy delivered electronically more effective than face to face: Hamilton researchers
(McMaster University) In this evidence review, researchers identified 17 randomized control trials comparing therapist-supported cognitive behavioural therapy delivered electronically to face to face cognitive behavioural therapy. The studies were conducted between 2003 and 2018 in the United States, Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy tops other psychotherapies in reducing inflammation
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A review of 56 randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy reduces the impact of dissociative seizures
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) Scientists have found that adding cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to standardized medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures longer periods of seizure freedom, less bothersome seizures and a greater quality of life, in a study published in Lancet Psychiatry today and by the Cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with dissociative seizures (CODES) study group funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can enhanced CBT help people with eating disorders during COVID-19?, The Mental Elf
Helen Bould summarises a guide for clinicians on how to deliver enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for people with eating disorders during COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy can help treat anxiety in children with autism
(Wiley) Cognitive behavioural therapy and other psychosocial interventions are effective for treating anxiety in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder, according to an analysis of all relevant studies published in 2005-2018. The findings are published in Campbell Systematic Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating a 16  year old with a history of severe bullying: supplementing cognitive behavioural therapy with EMDR within the context of a case formulation approach - Taylor A, McLachlan NH.
This article describes the use of a case formulation approach, integrating evidence-based treatment in the context of individual clinical traits. It focuses on the supplementation of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with eye movement desensitization and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of a Victim Improvement Package (VIP) for the reduction of chronic symptoms of depression or anxiety in older victims of common crime (the VIP trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial - Serfaty M, Aspden T, Satchell J, Kessel A, Laycock G, Brewin CR, Buszewicz M, O'Keeffe A, Hunter R, Leavey G, Cuming-Higgs J, Drennan V, Riveros M, Andrew D, Blanchard M.
BACKGROUND: Older people are vulnerable to sustained high levels of psychosocial distress following a crime. A cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-informed psychological therapy, the Victim Improvement Package (VIP) may aid recovery. The VIP trial aims to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Research review: Psychological and psychosocial treatments for children and young people with post-traumatic stress disorder: a network meta-analysis - Mavranezouli I, Megnin ‐Viggars O, Daly C, Dias S, Stockton S, Meiser‐Stedman R, Trickey D, Pilling S.
Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially chronic and disabling disorder that affects a significant minority of youth exposed to trauma. Previous studies have concluded that trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve-Step programs help people to recover from alcohol problems
(Wiley) Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they consume. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review finds Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve-Step Facilitation programs help people to recover from alcohol problems
Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they consume.Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a prevalent, world-wide problem, and in some countries it is accelerating. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ (or AA for short) has been a popular treatment for alcohol use disorder for decades, but much debate has persisted on whether AA &ndash...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review finds Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step Facilitation programs help people to recover from alcohol problems
Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they consume.Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a prevalent, world-wide problem, and in some countries it is accelerating. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ (or AA for short) has been a popular treatment for alcohol use disorder for decades, but much debate has persisted on whether AA &ndash...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Outcomes of online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with residual depressive symptoms: a randomized clinical trial - Segal ZV, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Vanderkruik R, Metcalf CA, Gallop R, Felder JN, Levy J.
IMPORTANCE: Patients with residual depressive symptoms face a gap in care because few resources, to date, are available to manage the lingering effects of their illness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness for treating residual depressive symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Natural relief for women going through the change: Cognitive behavior therapy helps manage menopause symptoms, reveals study
(Natural News) Cognitive behavior therapy is a short-term, non-medical approach that can be used to treat a wide range of health problems, from stress and fatigue to even hot flashes. It focuses on teaching patients how to modify dysfunctional behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and how to develop personal coping strategies against them. Now, recent research suggests that this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A randomized clinical trial of motivational interviewing plus skills training vs. relaxation plus education and 12-Steps for substance using incarcerated youth: effects on alcohol, marijuana and crimes of aggression - Stein LAR, Martin R, Clair-Michaud M, Lebeau R, Hurlbut W, Kahler CW, Monti PM, Rohsenow D.
BACKGROUND: Motivational Interviewing plus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MI/CBT) has been used to reduce adolescent substance use, but has rarely been applied in youth correctional settings. This trial compared MI/CBT against Relaxation Training plus Substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring mothers' experiences of trauma and violence-informed cognitive behavioural therapy following intimate partner violence: a qualitative case analysis - Jackson KT, Mantler T, Jackson B, Walsh EJ, Baer J, Parkinson S.
Purpose: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive public health issue impacting one in three women, worldwide. Broadly defined as any act of coercive control within the context of an intimate relationship, IPV often results in significant nega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Social Anxiety Is Killing Your Cells and Why the Internet Can Help
Just over 19 percent of US adults experienced an anxiety disorder at some point last year (that figure jumps to nearly a quarter when looking at US women in particular) and over 12 percent of people suffer from social anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. So needless to say, quite a few present readers are about to get some bad news: it’s not just your retinue or lack thereof that’s feeling the consequences of sub-functional mental health. No matter how well you’ve co-opted your mental illness and colored it as an endearing eccentricity, if you’re still chronically distressed, impaired or b...
Source: Psych Central - January 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Greg Hughes, PharmD Tags: Aging Anxiety Neuroscience Social Networking Technology Treatment Brain Social Anxiety telomeres Source Type: news

Five Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2020
(CNN) — It’s a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we’re stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more. No wonder so many of us are anxious or depressed. But you can take scientifically validated steps to improve your mental outlook, and — because the mind and body are entwined — these behaviors also will improve your overall health. 1. Practice optimism The studies are positive: Looking on the br...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Mental Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of prolonged exposure therapy for a patient with late-onset PTSD affected by evacuation due to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident - Hori A, Takebayashi Y, Tsubokura M, Kim Y.
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TF-CBT), such as prolonged exposure therapy, is a first-line treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, adapting TF-CBT as an intervention in situations with limited resources, such as in dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Depression, acquired capability for suicide, and attempted suicide - Ferriman M, O'Gorman J, Hawgood J, Rimkeviciene J.
OBJECTIVE: The study sought to replicate, with a community sample and different measures of the critical variables, the finding of Chu et al. (Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2016, 40, 22) in a military sample that suicide attempts were more frequent for t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Augmenting attention treatment therapies for difficult-to-treat anxiety in children and adolescents
(Elsevier) Between 30 to 50 percent of youth in the United States diagnosed with an anxiety disorder fail to respond to cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). A new study in JAACAP, published by Elsevier, reports that computer-based attention training could reduce anxiety in children and adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Patients in remission from inflammatory bowel disease are susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome, but diet, cognitive therapy, and medication can help treat the symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Computerised CBT could reduce waiting lists for treatment of depression in adolescents
(University of York) Using a computerised version of cognitive-behavioural therapy to treat depression in children and young adults has the potential to improve access to psychological therapies and reduce waiting lists, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Precision medicine for long-term depression outcomes using the Personalized Advantage Index approach: cognitive therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy? - van Bronswijk SC, DeRubeis RJ, Lemmens LHJM, Peeters FPML, Keefe JR, Cohen ZD, Huibers MJH.
BACKGROUND: Psychotherapies for depression are equally effective on average, but individual responses vary widely. Outcomes can be improved by optimizing treatment selection using multivariate prediction models. A promising approach is the Personalized Adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough
(Aarhus University) Teenagers with the contamination and washing variant of OCD are not generally more ill than children and adolescents with other forms of disabling obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. However, if they have poor insight into their condition, they find it more difficult to recover and become healthy again as a result of the 14-week cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the standard form of treatment in Denmark for OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Does Non-Verbal Mean?
Discussion Children can be non-verbal for many reasons with most just not wanting to talk in a given situation for a short period of time (e.g. angry with a person, scared to give a speech at school, etc.). Children may have the ability to communicate verbally but for some reason it is physically impaired for a period of time. Selective mutism (SM) “… is characterized by an individual’s consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an expectation to speak (e.g., at school), despite speaking in other situations.” The lack of speech cannot be due to discomfort speaking in a give...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Randomised controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for clinical depression and/or anxiety in cancer survivors (iCanADAPT Early) - Murphy MJ, Newby JM, Butow P, Loughnan SA, Joubert AE, Kirsten L, Allison K, Shaw J, Shepherd HL, Smith J, Andrews G.
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... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Psychotherapy for Depression May Be Cost - Effective Over Time
No clear superiority seen on cost basis for second - generation antidepressants versus cognitive therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Don't carry the weight of the world on your shoulders: Study finds link between "inflated responsibility" and greater risk of developing OCD or anxiety disorders
(Natural News) Having a sense of responsibility is important, but too much can be detrimental to a person’s mental health. In a preliminary study published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, researchers from Japan and the U.S. found that having intense feelings of responsibility can potentially develop anxiety disorders, specifically obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and general... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for alcohol misuse: study characteristics, program content and outcomes - Hadjistavropoulos HD, Mehta S, Wilhelms A, Keough MT, Sundstr öm C.
Alcohol misuse is a common, disabling and costly issue worldwide. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) has the potential to reduce the harms of alcohol misuse, particularly for individuals who are unable or unwilling to access face-to-face ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

#CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane Chile is hostingCochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, October 22-25, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through tal ks, workshops and other activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and extend o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through act ivities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual#CochraneSantiagomaterials and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy by Phone, Web May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Mean IBS Symptom Severity Score reduced for telephone - , web - CBT versus treatment as usual (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy by Phone, Web May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered via telephone and web is effective for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published online Sept. 3 in The Lancet Gastroenterology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The addition of fluoxetine to cognitive behavioural therapy for youth depression (YoDA-C): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre clinical trial - Davey CG, Chanen AM, Hetrick SE, Cotton SM, Ratheesh A, Amminger GP, Koutsogiannis J, Phelan M, Mullen E, Harrison BJ, Rice S, Parker AG, Dean OM, Weller A, Kerr M, Quinn AL, Catania L, Kazantzis N, McGorry PD, Berk M.
BACKGROUND: Medication is commonly used to treat youth depression, but whether medication should be added to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as first-line treatment is unclear. We aimed to examine whether combined treatment with CBT and fluoxetine was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Could Your Pessimistic Personality, Deep-Seated Insecurity, or Sinking Energy Actually Be a Treatable Disorder?
You’re intensely insecure and self-conscious, so much so it feels like one of your prime attributes. You’d describe yourself as a true-blue pessimist or cynic. You don’t really get excited about anything. You have a hard time connecting with others. And you find yourself constantly exhausted and drained. Because it’s been this way for so long—decades maybe, you’ve lost count—you just assume it’s you. You assume this is who and how you are. This must be your personality. This is just your way of life. However, these supposed traits and tendencies might actually be a diagnosabl...
Source: Psych Central - August 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Personality Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Chronic Depression Dysthymia PDD persistent depressive disorder Source Type: news

Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy, new study shows
Authors call for cognitive behavioural therapy to be offered through GPsForgetcounting sheep and drinking warm milk, an effective way to tackle chronic insomnia is cognitive behavioural therapy, researchers have confirmed.The authors of a new study say that although the therapy is effective, it is not being used widely enough, with doctors having limited knowledge about it and patients lacking access.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Medical research Sleep & wellbeing Life and style Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy Effective for Internet Game Addiction
Short - term cognitive behavioral therapy helpful for treating a range of internet addictions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy Effective for Internet Game Addiction
TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program is effective in treating male patients with internet and computer game addiction, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Psychiatry. For the study, Klaus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Cuts Migraine Disability Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Cuts Migraine Disability
Some unexpected findings emerge from a study of a'clinically feasible'approach to teaching mindfulness to people with migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What to Do If You ’ re Feeling Anxious Right Now
You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been bothering you. You need to talk to your boss. Or you’re about to do something else that’s making you nervous. Either way, whatever the activity, task, or situation, the anxiety feels like it’s coursing through your veins. It feels big and overpowering and dramatic. And all you want is for it to go away. Understandably. Because anxiety is very uncomfortable. And who likes to feel uncomfortable? Accordin...
Source: Psych Central - June 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Career Disorders General Self-Help Stress Work Issues Achievement Anticipatory Anxiety anxiety tips Cbt Courage Managing Stress navigating anxiety self-compassion Stress Relief Source Type: news

Child gambling is a form of self-harm – it’s too complex for a quick-fix clinic | Anouchka Grose
Simple therapies such as CBT can be only partly effective. We need to rein in an industry that unscrupulously targets vulnerable young peopleAlmost half a million children in England and Wales aregambling regularly, with about 55,000 estimated to have a serious problem. Suicide rates for gambling addicts are high, and gambling-related problems cause stress for individuals and families. In response, theNHS has opened its first children ’s gambling clinic, offering face-to-face treatment – mostly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Out-of-control gambling is linked to complex individual and social problems &ndash...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anouchka Grose Tags: Gambling Children Society Psychology Source Type: news

Survivors of childhood brain tumors experience lasting cognitive and socioeconomic burdens
(Wiley) Survivors of childhood brain tumors who received radiotherapy and were very young at the time of diagnosis may experience cognitive and socioeconomic burdens decades after treatment, according to a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Interventions such as cognitive therapies and educational and occupational services may be needed to mitigate such long-term effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Predictors of disengagement from cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis in a National Health Service setting: a retrospective evaluation - Richardson T, Dasyam B, Courtney H, White L, Tedbury J, Butt J, Newman-Taylor K.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether demographic and clinical variables are related to disengagement rates in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for psychosis in a clinical setting. METHODS: The medical records and symptom severity data (from Health of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms may be improved with CBT
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can effectively reduce menopause symptoms including hot flushes, depression and sleep problems, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. Cognitive behavior therapy has previously been proposed as a low-risk treatment for hot flashes, but a new study suggests it may also effectively manage other menopause symptoms. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'
(McLean Hospital) People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news