Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Cognitive therapy has been proven to be effective to treat depression and anxiety. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news
Comparing Cognitive & Relaxation Therapies for...
Discussion on whether cognitive therapy is better than relaxation therapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). (Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety)
Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news
New Advances In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Novel treatments for psychiatric disorders explored at national conference Dozens of leading psychology researchers are about to descend upon Concordia University for the annual Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies conference (CACBT 2013). Among the conferencepresentations will be a new research project that looks at using cognitive behavioural therapy for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is widely known and respected as a highly effective form of "talk therapy" which emerges from laboratory-based research... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news
Do iPads and electric lights disturb sleep?
Conclusion It is certainly possible to reduce your exposure to artificial lights. For example, you could dump your smartphone, give away your iPad, banish television from your home, and refuse to work in any job that involves using a computer. But adopting this kind of luddite lifestyle is probably not to most people's tastes. One proven method of improving your sleep is what is known as "sleep hygiene". This is where you control both physical and environmental factors in order to promote sleep. Examples of good sleep hygiene include: not drinking tea and coffee four hours before bedtime avoiding drinking a...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise QA articles Source Type: news
How Mindfulness Can Mitigate the Cognitive Symptoms of Depression
This study found that it was beneficial for individuals currently struggling with depression. Getting professional treatment for depression is vital. But there are complementary mindfulness practices readers can try on their own. Marchand shared his suggestions below. Mindfulness Meditation “Mindfulness meditation is essentially training one’s attention to maintain focus and avoid mind wandering,” said Marchand, also a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy provider who practices meditation in the Soto Zen tradition. “Strengthening one’s ability to focus attention can help with concentration and ...
Source: Psych Central - May 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Assertiveness Bipolar Disorder Body Scan Cognitive Symptoms Cognitive Therapy Dr Jon Forgetfulness Group Therapy Horrible Person Jon Kabat Zinn Marchand Medit Source Type: news
Cognitive Therapy Feasible for Patients in the ICUCognitive Therapy Feasible for Patients in the ICU
Most intensive care unit patients are able to participate in cognitive therapy, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news
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 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Helpful for PTSD and Alcohol AbuseCognitive Behavior Therapy Helpful for PTSD and Alcohol Abuse
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) helps people who have severe and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) coexisting with alcohol use disorders (AUD), new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Living with Chronic Pain and Depression
This study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a course of antidepressants followed by a pain self-management program improved both depression and pain. If you haven’t yet, consult a pain specialist for a treatment plan, along with a mental health specialist for a proper evaluation and treatment for depression, Kerns said. It’s also important to communicate regularly with your providers and pay attention to changes, Thorn added. When to Proceed with Caution One of the biggest challenges of treating both pain and depression is that feelings of helplessness and hopelessness lea...
Source: Psych Central - April 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Disorders General Healthy Living Psychotherapy Self-Help American Medical Association Chronic Pain And Depression Clinical Health Psychology Comorbidities Healthcare System Integrative Source Type: news
Early Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Reduces Risk Of Psychosis
Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), new research shows. Researchers from The University of Manchester found the risk of developing psychosis was more than halved for those receiving CBT at six, 12 and 18-24 months after treatment started... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news
Risk Of Psychosis Reduced By Early Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Researchers from The University of Manchester found the risk of developing psychosis was more than halved for those receiving CBT at six, 12 and 18-24 months after treatment started. The team from the University's School of Psychological Science and the Psychosis Research Unit at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust adds weight to earlier studies in this area... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news
Four Helpful Thoughts for Kids & Teens to Build Self-Esteem
Help your child or teen have better self-esteem.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - April 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting best effort cognitive therapy for children defiant child defiant children dr jeff dr jeffrey executive coach frustrations greater philadelphia homework jeffrey bernstein nbsp philadelphia area popular books psycholo Source Type: news
Mindfulness Therapy Reduces Depressive Symptoms in TBIMindfulness Therapy Reduces Depressive Symptoms in TBI
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduced symptoms of depression in people who had sustained traumatic brain injuries. Interventions included weekly sessions and meditation training. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
CBT improves dysfunctional attitudes, memory in bipolar disorder
Cognitive behavioural therapy improves dysfunctional attitudes and is associated with a reduction in residual symptoms in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder, results from a French study show. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - April 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
CBT improves dysfunctional attitudes, memory in bipolar disorder
Cognitive behavioural therapy improves dysfunctional attitudes and is associated with a reduction in residual symptoms in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder, results from a French study show. (Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder)
Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder - April 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Five 'mental disorders' may have genetic links
Conclusion This study suggests that autism, ADHD, clinical depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may have common genetic risk factors. The five conditions examined in this study were selected on the basis of the availability of a large genetic data set. It is unclear at this stage whether other relatively common mental health conditions (such as anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder) are also affected by these genetic variations, or whether there is overlap with other conditions. Perhaps most importantly, these variations cannot on their own predict or explain the development of autism, ADHD, depressi...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Mental health Source Type: news
Cognitive Therapy Controls Impulse Behaviors in Parkinson'sCognitive Therapy Controls Impulse Behaviors in Parkinson's
Study shows the cognitive-behavioral therapy improves potentially harmful impulse behaviors, such as pathological gambling and compulsive shopping, in patients with Parkinson's disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
15 Psychology Experts Share Their Personal "Aha" Moments
I asked a group of psychology experts to share a personal "aha" moment - a time when a psychological principle they teach about showed up in their personal life and knowing the principle resulted in an epiphany. Here's what they said.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - February 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alice Boyes, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Cognition Relationships Stress apparent reason cancer treatment cindy cognitive therapy emotional struggles feelings greenstein heidi mindfulness mindy nbsp negotiations personal life poker face psychological pr Source Type: news
Anxiety UK welcomes MPs mental health service
The country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, Anxiety UK, has welcomed the introduction of a new service to support MPs dealing with mental health issues. The House of Commons Members’ Estimates Committee has allocated £25,000 to set up a clinic at Westminster and fund treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The news comes in the [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - February 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in OCDMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in OCD
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may prove to be a feasible and effective treatment option for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who have not responded to traditional CBT. BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news
Source: DTB Area: Evidence> Disease Focused Reviews This review in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) on tinnitus discusses assessment and referral, and symptomatic drug and non-drug treatments for subjective in adults. Non-drug treatment covered include: acupuncture, auditory perceptual training, cognitive behavioural therapy, hearing aids, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hypnotherapy, information/education, low-power laser therapy, relaxation therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, sound enrichment or masking therapy, tinnitus retraining therapy, ultrasound. Drug treatments discu...
Source: NeLM - Disease Focused Reviews - February 14, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news
Being a Stoic saved me from the curse of the British stiff upper lip | Jules Evans
Real Stoicism, as the ancients practised, is about understanding feelings, not repressing them – which can do real harmIs the British Stiff Upper Lip killing us? That theory was put forward this week in the British Journal of Cancer by researchers looking into why the British are less likely to report symptoms than other Europeans – and therefore less likely to survive cancer. The problem, the lead researcher Dr Lindsay Forbes suggests, may be that "we are more stoic and have a war-time mentality". This foray into the national psyche comes just weeks after Dr Phillip Lee, a GP and Tory MP, suggested t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jules Evans Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Mental health Society UK news Science Comment is free Source Type: news
30 Days to Better Sleep: See a Sleep Doctor
At the conclusion of 30 days spent in an effort to sleep better, you may find yourself continuing to struggle. Through no fault of your own, restorative rest may still elude you. You may still struggle to sleep at night or wake feeling unrefreshed. What should you do now to improve your sleep? When should you see a sleep doctor? There are many things that you can do to improve your sleep. As observed over the past month, you can sleep better by keeping a regular sleep schedule. You can improve your sleep environment by removing electronics, pets, and even the alarm clock. You can meet your sleep needs, pay off your sleep ...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - January 30, 2013 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz – review
Stephen Grosz's collection of case histories makes a subtle but powerful case for psychoanalysisComplex, time-consuming, expensive and usually inconclusive: it's hard to define what purpose psychoanalysis really serves. Janet Malcolm, one of few modern writers able to explain the Freudian method in clear, uncluttered prose, likened the process to pouring water into a sieve. "The moisture that remains on the surface of the mesh is the benefit of the analysis," she wrote in 1983.Thirty years later, the medical reputation of psychoanalysis has deteriorated, even from that modest appraisal of its value...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Alexander Linklater Tags: Psychology Sigmund Freud Mental health Culture Health, mind and body Reviews Books The Observer Source Type: news
DIY depression therapy - self-help books 'effective'
Conclusion This RCT has found that using a self-help CBT book with some guidance provided – but by a non-clinically qualified psychology graduate and without the level of specialist support you would receive in standard CBT treatments – caused greater improvements in depression symptoms than normal care in people with depression. The study supports the benefits of CBT – which is already a well established and recommended treatment for depression. In particular, the study provides evidence that a guided self-help format may be effective for people who may have difficulty in accessing treatment sessions w...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news
Early interventions to prevent psychosis: systematic review and meta-analysis
Source: BMJ Area: News According to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis, psychological interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may help to delay or prevent psychosis in high-risk individuals. The authors note that the incidence of probable psychosis is around 5 per 1000 adults in the UK. Schizophrenia, the most common form of psychosis and one of the leading causes of long-term disability, is usually preceded by a prodromal period. Interventions that delay or prevent transition to psychosis from this prodromal syndrome could be clinically and economically important. &n...
Source: NeLM - Mental Health - January 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
The soft option
More than 100 British sex offenders have volunteered for 'chemical castration'. But do the drugs make them harmless?Barry was sentenced to life in prison in 1976 for murdering a man, a random stranger who'd refused him a light for his cigarette. He didn't think of himself as a sex offender. He is a voyeur – "That's my thing. I like to look" – and has never been convicted of a sexual offence."But no woman, no girl, was safe if I was in a room with them. It could be any girl, from the age of 13 to 60 – I would ensure that I would be sat in a position where I could see up her skirt. Or if...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Decca Aitkenhead Tags: The Guardian Sex UK criminal justice Society Drugs Law Features UK news Crime Life and style Prisons and probation Science Source Type: news
Clinical review: Insomnia
The criteria for diagnosis of insomnia and how to help patients to manage the factors that cause it, including differential diagnoses, use of daily sleep diaries and the role of cognitive therapy, hypnotic drugs and melatonin. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 14, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical Source Type: news