You Are What You Think?
In an article entitled "You Are What You Think" I wrote about a form of psychotherapy called cognitive therapy. The premise of cognitive therapy is that our thoughts are quite powerful and if we habitually think in a negative way our mood will follow our thoughts causing feelings of depression. Defeating depression thus becomes a matter of recognizing these faulty thoughts and replacing them with more truthful, positive thoughts....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Depression)
Source: About.com Depression - April 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to Keep a Thought Diary to Combat Anxiety
One of the most powerful things you can do to manage anxiety is keep a running record of your thoughts on paper. Learn how to make this CBT technique work for you.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - April 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara Markway, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Health Self-Help Stress anxiety tips CBT techniques cognitive behavior therapy Cognitive behavioural therapy how to avoid anxiety how to beat anxiety how to beat depression how to combat anxiety how to combat stress how t Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents exposed to tsunami in Thailand - Pityaratstian N, Piyasil V, Ketumarn P, Sitdhiraksa N, Ularntinon S, Pariwatcharakul P.
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common and debilitating consequence of natural disaster in children and adolescents. Accumulating data show that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for PTSD. However, applica... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for severe mood disorders in an acute psychiatric naturalistic setting: a benchmarking study - Björgvinsson T, Kertz SJ, Bigda-Peyton JS, Rosmarin DH, Aderka IM, Neuhaus EC.
The current study examined the effectiveness of brief cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for severe mood disorders in an acute naturalistic setting. The sample included 951 individuals with either major depressive disorder (n = 857) or bipolar disorder wit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Has cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis been oversold?
CBT is a recommended treatment for schizophrenia in the UK, but how strong is the evidence that it works? Keith Laws suggests it's not as strong as we might hope.In 1952, the same year that chlorpromazine was introduced as the first effective drug treatment for schizophrenia, Aaron Beck first employed a form of cognitive-based talk therapy to treat delusional thinking. While chlorpromazine inaugurated the era of drug treatments in psychiatry, Becks psychological alternative was a slow-burner. Cognitive Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as we now know it, became part of the mainstream treatment for psychosis i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Schizophrenia Mental health Psychology Medical research Drugs Source Type: news

Forget drugs: You can beat psoriasis by TALKING about it
Talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy have been shown to be effective for a range of conditions including skin complaints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression: A translational research study with 2-year follow-up - Meadows GN, Shawyer F, Enticott JC, Graham AL, Judd F, Martin PR, Piterman L, Segal Z.
OBJECTIVE:While mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has demonstrated efficacy in reducing depressive relapse/recurrence over 12-18 months, questions remain around effectiveness, longer-term outcomes, and suitability in combination with medication. T... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Oxytocin nasal spray tested for anorexia
Conclusion The study found that oxytocin nasal spray may reduce the short term attention to food and body shape images in women with anorexia. This study was a small study including 31 South Korean women being treated for anorexia. While it showed some potential effect on the women’s attention to food and negative body shape images in the very short term, it is not clear whether this would result in an alleviation of their anorexia symptoms. Oxytocin did not have an impact the women’s consumption of a fruit juice at the end of a study, so any potential to affect (either in a negative or positive way) eati...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia | Daniel and Jason Freeman
For many, the side-effects of antipsychotics are worse than the symptoms they're meant to treat. No wonder some people with schizophrenia refuse to take themImagine that, after feeling unwell for a while, you visit your GP. "Ah," says the doctor decisively, "what you need is medication X. It's often pretty effective, though there can be side-effects. You may gain weight. Or feel drowsy. And you may develop tremors reminiscent of Parkinson's disease." Warily, you glance at the prescription on the doctor's desk, but she hasn't finished. "Some patients find that sex becomes a problem. Diabetes and hea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman Tags: Psychology theguardian.com Blogposts Schizophrenia Mental health Medical research Society Drugs Science Source Type: news

Putting the “B” Back into Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
While many clinicians claim to employ cognitive-behavioral principles in their strategies, often their interventions go light on the behavioral aspects of CBT and wind up looking far more like Cognitive Therapy (CT) than CBT.Tags: addiction, CBT, in practice, therapy (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - March 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr George Simon, PhD Tags: General addiction CBT in practice therapy Source Type: news

Effectiveness of correctional programs with ethnically diverse offenders: A meta-analytic study - Usher AM, Stewart LA.
Numerous studies have examined the effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) on criminal recidivism, and several meta-analyses have confirmed the overall effectiveness of this approach. Few studies, however, have examined the efficacy of these program... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Should we be mindful of mindfulness?
It has been prescribed by the NHS for depression since 2004 but recently mindfulness has spawned a whole industry of evening classes and smartphone apps. What is the evidence that the practice – part meditation, part CBT – works?At just after 6.15pm in a brightly lit conference room in Oxford, 22 grown men and women are lying on the floor trying hard to focus on their left knee. From across the room a lilting, calm voice has already invited the group to explore their feet and ankles with "gentle curiosity" and is heading up through the body. "When your mind wanders, gently and kindly escort ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Depression Mental health Culture & wellbeing Society Features Life and style NHS Alternative medicine The Observer Science Source Type: news

Study suggests drug-free therapy hope for schizophrenia
Cognitive therapy is a “safe and acceptable” method for treating people with schizophrenia who not taking antipsychotic drugs, according to a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy a Viable Monotherapy for Schizophrenia?Cognitive Therapy a Viable Monotherapy for Schizophrenia?
Cognitive therapy may be a viable option for schizophrenia patients who choose not to take antipsychotics, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

'Talking therapies' could help with schizophrenia
Conclusion This study provides some evidence that cognitive therapy (CT) may be helpful for some people with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder. However, the benefits seen – as measured on the rating scale (PANSS) – are small. The study design has strengths in that it attempted to blind the assessors as to which treatment the participants were receiving. It also recruited participants who did not want to take antipsychotic medication and had not done so for six months before the study. However, 10 people in each group did take antipsychotics during the trial. This complicates the results, as it is not cle...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy promising for patients who shun antipsychotics
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a promising option for patients with schizophrenia who refuse to take antipsychotics, show the findings of a pilot randomised trial. (Source: MedWire News - Schizophrenia)
Source: MedWire News - Schizophrenia - February 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy promising for patients who shun antipsychotics
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a promising option for patients with schizophrenia who refuse to take antipsychotics, show the findings of a pilot randomised trial. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - February 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy Reduces Schizophrenia Symptoms in Patients Who Refuse Medication (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Cognitive therapy helps reduce schizophrenia symptoms in patients who refuse drug therapy, according to a pilot study in the Lancet.Seventy-four patients who'd chosen not to take medication for psychosis were … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 6, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Our Irrational Emotional Life
Emotions are a key part of our everyday happiness and well-being. When they get out of control, they can get us in real trouble. However, such negative emotions as worry, anger, and jealousy don’t have to cause meltdowns as long as you can understand where these feelings come from.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Education Happiness Relationships anger cognitive therapy countertransference fear irrational thoughts jealousy psychoanalysis relationship tips Worry Source Type: news

Playtime is over
The issue of online video gaming addiction is a hot issue in South East Asia, and the prevalence of problematic online gaming appears to be higher in countries such as China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, than in Europe and North America. But how should video gaming addiction be treated?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction CBT cognitive-behavioural therapy compulsive gaming Game addiction treatment internet addiction online addiction Online gaming Technological addiction video game addiction video games Virtual assassins Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: how parents can use therapy techniques to settle a child's anxiety and morbid fears
Parent-guided cognitive therapy can help youngsters face their fears and overcome them, says James LeFanu     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: children parents therapy Source Type: news

Your Brain Is Not the Hard-Wired Machine You Think It Is
Your brain is not the hard-wired machine you think it is. Why management of a child’s personal neuroplasticity can reverse attention and impulsivity dysfunction to normal levels. Evidence suggests that certain brain training techniques can help children overcome enhance attention and reduce impulsive behavior. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - January 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. Tags: Child Development Cognition Education Health Neuroscience Parenting abstract reasoning ADHD analogy attention attention problems camera film cognitive abilities cognitive functions cognitive learning cognitive therapy criti Source Type: news

Experts say sadness is wrongly being medicalised
This article represents the expert authors’ viewpoints based on various studies and observations. This was not a systematic review and therefore it is possible that not all evidence relevant to depression diagnosis and prevalence has been considered. Other professionals may have differing views.   Where did the story come from? The article was written by two professors of primary medical care and psychiatry from the University of Liverpool and Duke University Medical Center in the US. It was a discussion piece, which did not receive any specific funding. One of the authors had worked on previous versions o...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health QA articles Source Type: news

Internet-Based Psychodynamic Therapy vs. CBT for DepressionInternet-Based Psychodynamic Therapy vs. CBT for Depression
Research has shown that internet interventions are effective in the treatment of depression, but most studies focus on cognitive-behavior therapy. Is internet-based psychodynamic therapy as effective? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

In addiction, meditation is helpful when coupled with drug and cognitive therapies, study suggests
Using a computational model of addiction, a literature review and an in silico experiment, theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy and colleagues suggest in a new paper this week that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.Levy reports results of his survey of animal and human studies and a computational experiment in a special section on addictive disorders in the current issue of the open access journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Can you be too intelligent? | Julian Baggini
Our brains are incredible but you can be too smart for your own good. History often warns against what reason alone commendsI once had a friend whose life was being ruined by a powerful and irrational fear. He went to see his doctor about the physical tremors that he had become convinced were the first stages of a nasty terminal condition. The GP recognised the illness as hypochondria but he decided the usual treatment would not work. You see, my friend was too intelligent for cognitive behavioural therapy.Now before readers who have themselves tried and benefited from CBT protest, let me explain that I tell this story bec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Julian Baggini Tags: Comment Psychology theguardian.com Philosophy World news Comment is free Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy Helps Kids With Migraine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Headache frequency was significantly reduced in older children with migraine when cognitive behavioral therapy was added to amitryptiline in a randomized trial, researchers said. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 26, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Meditation May Aid Smoking Cessation TreatmentMeditation May Aid Smoking Cessation Treatment
Meditation combined with medication, cognitive therapies may be more beneficial in treating nicotine addiction than drug-plus-talk therapy alone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Three Core Anxieties and How to Calm Them
If you had nine tested ways to overcome your most persistent anxieties, would you use them?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Procrastination Self-Help Therapy acceptance agoraphobia Albert Ellis anxiety about anxiety awfulizing behavior therapy catastrophizing cognitions and philosophy cognitive behavior therapy cognitive techniques contingen Source Type: news

CBT self-confidence therapy 'cost-effective for depression'
One-day cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) self-confidence therapy sessions may be a cost-effective way to reduce depression, scientists say. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

In addiction, meditation is helpful when coupled with drug and cognitive therapies
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) First author Yariv Levy says, "Our higher-level conclusion is that a treatment based on meditation-like techniques can be helpful as a supplement to help someone get out of addiction. We give scientific and mathematical arguments for this." (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What to Do When Your Relationship Worries Get to You
Worrying about relationships is a reasonably common experience. There are always times when you’re not quite sure how it’s going. For some people, though, these worries can become obsessions especially when they feel threatened and inadequate. Research shows who’s most vulnerable to these worries and how to work to overcome them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Health Relationships Therapy attachment anxiety cognitive behavior therapy couples counseling depression double vulnerability obsessive-compulsive disorder relationship anxiety relationship tips relationship vulnerability Source Type: news

Meditation as Medicine: It's Not What You Think
Learning to be present, curious and compassionate can help treat anxiety and depression, as well as helping to achieve a good quality of life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Integrative Medicine Therapy depression relapse john teasdale Jon Kabat-Zinn mark williams meditation mindfulness mindfulness based cognitive therapy mindfulness based stress reduction zindel segal Source Type: news

Treating alcohol misuse disorders
Treatment, as well as maintenance of abstinence from alcohol and other drug-related disorders, involves the use of pharmacotherapy in combination with psychosocial interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - December 6, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: ebercott Tags: Featured Articles Source Type: news

More on the Chronotherapy / Cognitive Therapy Interface
Light therapy — a primary tool of chronotherapy — directly adjusts our body clock into sync with our sleep cycle, with an antidepressant effect that can reduce the reliance on drugs. The insomnia version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) guides patients toward a regular sleep schedule, with morning awakening into light. It, too, expedites the response to drugsread more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Terman, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Psychiatry Sleep Therapy antidepressants Benedict Carey bright light therapy CBT-I chronotherapy circadian night circadian rhythms delayed sleep phase disorder insomnia.causes of insomnia l cognitive behavioral therapy Source Type: news

Where Psychoanalysts Went Wrong
All schools of psychotherapy consist of multiple theories connected by common threads. Some of these can be correct while others completely wrong. Psychoanalysis was once the dominent treatment. One thing they got right was the importance of parental influences on psychological development. One thing they got wrong was thinking this influence stops by the time you are 5.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - November 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David M. Allen, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Personality Therapy amygdala assertiveness training attachment cognitive-behavior therapy defense mechanisms family of origin limbic system Mary Main oppositional behavior psychoanalysis psychologica Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy, Meds Equal in Curbing Depression RelapseCognitive Therapy, Meds Equal in Curbing Depression Relapse
Patients with major depression who receive acute treatment with cognitive therapy are just as likely to maintain remission by switching to an antidepressant as they are if they continue with CT. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Giving Insomnia the Attention it Deserves
Highlighting the importance of treating insomnia in the context of depressionread more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shelby Harris, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Health Sleep cognitive behavior therapy insomnia Source Type: news

No Advantage of Cognitive Therapy in Depression RelapseNo Advantage of Cognitive Therapy in Depression Relapse
Patients with major depression who receive acute treatment with cognitive therapy are just as likely to maintain remission by switching to an antidepressant as they are if they continue with CT. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

MS and cognition focus of recent studies
Three recent studies have been published focused on the cognitive side of multiple sclerosis (MS). Each study was published by researchers at Kessler Foundation (West Orange, N.J.) - studies that could eventually lead to cognitive therapies being approved for reimbursement by insurers. Many know that physically, MS can cause muscle rigidity, pain and paralysis. Lesser known are the cognitive effects -- including fatigue, trouble with memory and speech... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Post-admission cognitive therapy (PACT) for the prevention of suicide in military personnel with histories of trauma: Treatment development and case example - Neely LL, Irwin K, Ponce JTC, Perera K, Grammer G, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M.
To date, no inpatient evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions have been developed for suicidal individuals with psychological trauma. Therefore, we have adapted, refined, implemented, and pilot-tested an inpatient-based cognitive behavioral therapy ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Could cognitive therapy treat hypochondria?
“Cognitive therapy study hope for hypochondria patients,” reports the BBC News website.  The news is based on a UK randomised controlled trial of 444 people judged to have health anxiety, more commonly known as hypochondria. Hypochondria is a mental health condition in which a person obsessively worries about their health, usually to the point where it causes great distress and affects their ability to function properly. Participants were allocated to either receive five to 10 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or standard care. The researchers were interested to see if there was a...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Mental health Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy Eases Unfounded Health Fears (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients who worried excessively about their health showed reduced anxiety after cognitive behavioral therapy compared with simple reassurance in a randomized trial. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy 'can ease anxiety'
Cognitive behavioural therapy is more effective than standard care for people who have health anxiety or hypochondria, say researchers writing in The Lancet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking therapy 'eases hypochondria'
Cognitive behavioural therapy is more effective than standard care for people who have health anxiety or hypochondria, say researchers writing in The Lancet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Ashamed of Being Unemployed
For many, there is a sense of shame, of personal failure, a sense that everyone can see that they don’t have a job and that everyone is judging them. Some people think, “It’s like I am wearing a sign around my neck—unemployed, failure, unwanted.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Self-Help Stress Work CBT cognitive behavior therapy Robert Leahy shame unemployed unemployment Source Type: news

The Forgotten American: The Sad Story of the Unemployed
37.9 % of those who are unemployed have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. Discouraged, depressed, angry, feeling abandoned, many of these people have given up—and many feel that the country has given up on them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Work CBT cognitive therapy depression Robert Leahy unemployed unemployment Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces symptoms of depression in people with a traumatic brain injury: Results from a randomized controlled trial - Bedard M, Felteau M, Marshall S, Cullen N, Gibbons C, Dubois S, Maxwell H, Mazmanian D, Weaver B, Rees L, Gainer R, Klein R, Moustgaard A.
OBJECTIVE:: We sought to determine if we could reduce symptoms of depression in individuals with a traumatic brain injury using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. SETTING:: The study was conducted in a community setting. PARTICIPANTS:: We enrolled adults... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Midlife stress may raise women's dementia risk
Conclusion Overall, this study suggests an association between reported stressors, distress and dementia later in life among a group of women living in Sweden. It does not provide proof that stress occurring in mid-life leads to dementia. The study has some strengths, including that the sample was reportedly representative of the population, and that women were followed for a long period of time (38 years). Also valid diagnostic criteria were used to diagnose dementia subtypes. Despite these strengths, there remain several limitations of the study, some of which are reported by the authors. These include: Stress and di...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Should we carry out mental health screening on schoolchildren?
On bmj.com, a visiting scholar at the Feinberg School of Medicine suggests that mental health screening is carried out in primary schools to enable early identification and potentially save money. In a personal view, Dr Simon Williams agrees with a recent BMJ study which suggests that further research of cognitive behavioural therapy programmes in schools is required. He also believes that school is the most appropriate setting for the identification of mental health problems in younger children... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news