'Interaction structures' between depressed adolescents and their therapists in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - Calderon A, Schneider C, Target M, Midgley N.
OBJECTIVE:: Identify the core 'interaction structures' between therapists and depressed adolescents within and across two common forms of psychotherapy. METHOD:: A total of 70 audio-recorded psychotherapy sessions representing short-term psychoanal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Worst, Most Persistent Myths about OCD
This is what most people think obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) looks like: washing your hands excessively because you’re a germaphobe. Sometimes, people think it’s also needing to have a neat, orderly home, and checking to see if you locked the door way too many times. And while some of this is true for some people with OCD, it misses the majority of individuals with the illness. As psychologist Martin Hsia, Psy.D, said, “OCD takes many different forms that don’t get written about.” The Many, Many Forms of OCD “To paraphrase Tolstoy, in Anna Karenina, famously speaking about families, ‘All people with p...
Source: Psych Central - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help Stigma Treatment Compulsions Intrusive Thoughts Obsessions Ocd OCD facts OCD myths Unwanted Thoughts what OCD feels like what OCD looks like Source Type: news

What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast
How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity.Ian Sample presents.Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe, long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which is extreme mental and physical fatigue. Scientists haven ’t been able to find the cause and current interventions focus on helping sufferers cope with the syndrome. These interventions are cognitive behavioural the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Medicine Source Type: news

Effectiveness of a combined mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention on depression symptoms and quality of life in a group of Iranian veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder - Omidi A, Hamidian S.
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of anxiety and mood disorders is rather common, making the treatment of each disorder more difficult. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the anxiety disorders with a high degree of association with depression; PTSD-depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive therapy in patients with major depressive disorder - Far ST, Gharraee B, Birashk B, Habibi M.
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders that imposes a heavy economic, emotional and social burden on patients, families and society. Objectives: The present study aimed to compare the effectiveness of acceptance and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Benefits include better functional health, sleep - related quality of life, psychological well - being (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) is effective in improving functional health, psychological well-being, and sleep-related quality of life in people reporting insomnia, according to a study published online Sept. 25... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Hypnosis Real? Here ’s What Science Says
Look into my eyes. The phrase calls to mind images of a psychotherapist swinging a pocket watch. Or maybe you picture Catherine Keener in the film Get Out, tapping her teacup and sending an unwilling man into a state of hypnotic limbo. “There are many myths about hypnosis, mostly coming from media presentations,” like fictional films and novels, says Irving Kirsch, a lecturer and director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard Medical School. But setting aside pop culture clichés, Kirsch says hypnosis is a well-studied and legitimate form of adjunct treatment for conditions ranging from obesity and...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Design and acceptability of a psychosocial text messaging intervention for victims of gender-based violence - Garc ía Y, Ferrás C, Rocha Á, Aguilera A.
Mobile phones can produce detailed and personalized data to help diagnose, treat, prevent or rehabilitate women who are victims of gender violence. We sent automatic text messages, based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, to female victims of gender violenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Does CBT for anxiety-related disorders alter suicidal ideation? Findings from a naturalistic sample - Brown LA, Gallagher T, Petersen J, Benhamou K, Foa EB, Asnaani A.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders commonly co-occur with suicidal ideation (SI). To our knowledge, no studies have reported on the baseline prevalence of SI and the reduction in SI in a naturalistic sample receiving cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

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