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 It is extensive, included only controlled double blind trials and searched successfully for unpublished trials.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