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

What Can Be Done to Reduce the Risk of Suicide
Suicide rates are high and have only been increasing over the years. Over 800,000 people die all over the world by suicide each year. A proportion of the suicides are murder suicides resulting in additional loss of life. Attempts at suicide occur more frequently and we have about one million suicide attempts occurring each year. Suicide is a heart-breaking problem that is growing and needs to be addressed in as many ways as is possible. Understanding the risk factors, knowing the warning signs and what to do about them, is a crucial step. The more the awareness the greater the impact on suicide prevention. Risk Factors f...
Source: Psych Central - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suma Chand, PhD Tags: Depression General Suicide Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness 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

Coping strategies in major depression and over the course of cognitive therapy for depression - Drapeau M, Blake E, Dobson KS, K örner A.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive therapy (CT) aims to help patients recover from depression by teaching them to restructure their distorted thinking and to resolve practical problems in their lives. While studies have examined the role of cognitive variables in the t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help Suicidal People
In C.B.T., clear steps are intended to help build hope, solve problems and make a plan to avoid relapses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDITH S. BECK Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Depression (Mental) Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Addiction (Psychology) 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

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

Preventive Cognitive Therapy Reduces Depressive Relapse or Recurrence Preventive Cognitive Therapy Reduces Depressive Relapse or Recurrence
Preventive cognitive therapy (PCT) is effective in reducing relapse and recurrence rates in patients with major depressive disorder, according to a new trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Individual versus group female-specific cognitive behavior therapy for alcohol use disorder - Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Hallgren KA, Gaba A, Cook S, Jensen N, Hildebrandt T, Holzhauer CG, Litt MD.
OBJECTIVES: To test group-based Female-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (G-FS-CBT) for women with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) against an individual Female-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-FS-CBT). This aims of this paper are to describe G-FS-CB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

The effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy skills training group vs. Cognitive therapy group on reducing depression and suicide attempts for borderline personality disorder in Taiwan - Lin TJ, Ko HC, Wu JY, Oei TP, Lane HY, Chen CH.
OBJECTIVES: Effectiveness of the condensed Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group (DBTSTG) was compared to the Cognitive Therapy Group (CTG) in reducing depression and suicide reattempt, and modifying emotion regulation strategies among those w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?
(Springer) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life. A new study in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research now shows that OCD sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills rather than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional distance from a situation, in order to effectively manage their condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health treatment for victims of human trafficking -- Journal of Psychiatric Practice presents initial recommendations
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Cognitive therapies should be considered when addressing the harmful psychological consequences of trauma in victims of human trafficking, according to a review and recommendations in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Dr. Kucukboyaci receives grant to study cognitive therapies for traumatic brain injury
(Kessler Foundation) 'Memory and learning problems are very common in people with moderate to severe TBI,' explained Dr. Kucukboyaci. 'Through this NJ Health Foundation grant, we will be able to advance our preliminary research and directly address the need for Class I research in software-assisted cognitive rehabilitation. 'Our goal is to improve patient care for this population,' he continued, 'by devising and teaching TBI-tailored memory strategies that can boost work or school functioning, and monitoring cognitive changes over time.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia
How effective is cognitive behavior therapy in improving insomnia compared with medications? How long do the effects of CBT last? This review examines the current evidence.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment
Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scan and artificial intelligence could help predict whether OCD will improve with treatment
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships and quality of life. OCD is most commonly treated with medication and a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy does not help everyone with OCD, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.Now, UCLA researchers have developed a way t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
Despite the fact that many make light of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by poking fun at minor compulsions or obsessions, OCD is a very serious illness. For those who have it, it can be debilitating and disruptive, upsetting life in very serious and insurmountable ways. Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully is for people who experience OCD at any level. Those who are newly diagnosed may benefit first from therapy before taking on this added tool. The book is also for professionals who treat patients with OCD, as well as for friends and family members of those diagnosed. T...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Book Reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Habits Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment help for ocd mindfulness for ocd treatment for ocd Source Type: news

At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms
Self-administered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as help administered in a clinical setting to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Webinar Series in Four Parts
January 3-February 21, 2018, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The COMMAND trial of cognitive therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations: predictors of outcome and mediators of change - Birchwood M, Dunn G, Meaden A, Tarrier N, Lewis S, Wykes T, Davies L, Michail M, Peters E.
BACKGROUND: Acting on harmful command hallucinations is a major clinical concern. Our COMMAND CBT trial approximately halved the rate of harmful compliance (OR = 0.45, 95% CI 0.23-0.88, p = 0.021). The focus of the therapy was a single mechanism, the power... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Non-invasive ADHD treatment for adults found to be as effective as other therapies: Cognitive-behavior therapy is particularly efficient
(Natural News) A study published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry has revealed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) group training is just as effective as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the experts have observed that while both methods worked to decrease disease symptoms, CBT appears to be a more efficient treatment option. ADHD is classified as a mental disorder... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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 therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for reducing psychopathology among disaster-bereaved individuals: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Lenferink LIM, Piersma E, de Keijser J, Smid GE, Boelen PA.
BACKGROUND: Confrontation with a traumatic (e.g. disaster-related) loss is a risk factor for the development of psychopathology, including symptoms of prolonged grief (PG), posttraumatic stress (PTS), and depression. Although interventions have been develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

New app option for veterans seeking speech, cognitive therapy
Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.   Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology 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

The Benefits of Alternative Therapies
This article will take a look at two additional therapy practices that have been widely used by the U.S. and abroad. Specifically designed for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) works when a therapist leads a patient through a series of lateral eye movements while the patient focuses on traumatic memories. The goal is to reprocess these memories in an adaptive way — eliminating emotional distress and reducing physiological arousal.  Francine Shapiro, PhD, discovered the effects of EMDR by understanding “dual awareness”. When engaging in bilateral stimulation with memory, th...
Source: Psych Central - November 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Addictions Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Eating Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessin Source Type: news

UAB, other hospitals working on Department of Defense project
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is working with other hospitals and universities on a study examining whether a form of cognitive behavior therapy, a short-term, goal oriented psychotherapy approach to problem-solving, could be effective in reducing the frequency and the severity of seizures in those with TBI.   The study, funded by a $3.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, will be conducted at the University of Alabama… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Multi-site study will examine CBT for traumatic brain injury-induced seizures
(Brown University) With a $3.6 million award from the US Department of Defense researchers in Rhode Island and Alabama will study whether a form of cognitive behavior therapy could be effective in reducing seizure frequency or severity in those with TBI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 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

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy found to cut "cyberchondria" health anxiety
Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal
Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patientsMental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.A new study found that people who had undertaken a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed specifically to treat insomnia not only found their sleep improved, but also experienced reduced paranoia and fewer hallucinations - both psychotic experiences - as well as improvements in depression and anxiety.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health Sleep & wellbeing Psychology Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia is effective, safe and highly deployable
Commentary on: Alessi C , Martin JL , Fiorentino L , et al . Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in older veterans using nonclinician sleep coaches: randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016;64:1830 8.The ability of non-clinician sleep coaches to deliver efficacious cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) was demonstrated, suggesting such coaches can increase the rate and range of deployment of CBT-I to provide effective first-line treatment of insomnia into general medical and healthcare practice.Similar studies should be conducted to replicate and extend this finding and explore its likely gener...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » RDoC Webinar - Reward Sensitivity and Depression: From Mechanism to Implementation
NIMH ’ s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) conduct the second webinar in a series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

PACE-GATE: An alternative view on a study with a poor trial protocol - Stouten B.
This article shows that the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Be your own therapist? Fine – if you’re up to the job | Mark Brown
Self-help can be brilliant for those who are at least part of the way there, but we should be wary of any suggestion that it could replace therapyFeeling that you are not coping is horrible, like trying to untangle shackles around you that instead pull tighter with every movement. We are supposed to be able to look after ourselves. Our culture lionises fighters; decision takers; people who know their own mind. We are comfortable in the hands of specialists such as hairdressers or driving instructors, yet many of us find the idea of using a therapist, a specialist in distress, to be strange and uncomfortable – an admi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Tags: Health Psychology Science UK news Society & wellbeing Life and style Health policy Source Type: news

CBT stops procrastination by enforcing useful behaviours  
Researchers from Stockholm University found that all of a study's participants stopped putting things off after having online or face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specif...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Cbt CBT myths CBT psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression distorted thoughts Mood Disorders Negative Thoughts Source Type: news