Second-generation antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy are both viable choices for initial treatment of major depression
There is a pressing need to generate clear hierarchies of the benefits and harms of available treatments to implement optimal clinical practice. Second-generation antidepressants (SGAs) and cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) have proven efficacy in the treatment of major depression.1 However, comparative benefits and harms of SGAs and CBT for the initial treatment for major depression remain unclear. Amick and colleagues carried out a systematic review and evaluated 11 randomised control led trials to compare the benefits and harms of SGAs and CBT for the initial treatment of major depressive disorder in 1511 adult...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is distraction an adaptive or maladaptive strategy for emotion regulation? A person-oriented approach - Wolgast M, Lundh LG.
Distraction is an emotion regulation strategy that has an ambiguous status within cognitive-behavior therapy. According to some treatment protocols it is counterproductive, whereas according to other protocols it is seen as a quite useful strategy. The mai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » RDoC – ABCT -The Delaware Project Webinar
The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) hosted the first in a series of collaborative webinars. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » The Delaware Project – ABCT – RDoC Webinar Series
The RDoC Unit will cohost a webinar with the Delaware Project and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry, and highlighting the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain
The evidence for cognitive behavior therapy ' s effects on the brain (and behavior) is growing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Meeting Summary » RDoC – ABCT -The Delaware Project Webinar
The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) hosted the first in a series of collaborative webinars. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Mothers of socially anxious children take involvement to the next level
(Springer) When mothers of children with social anxiety disorder try to support their children, it often backfires. The results of an experiment involving building difficult puzzles indicate that, even at home, mothers of children with the disorder are more involved with their offspring than mothers of healthy control children. These findings indicate behavioral control on the part of the mother, says Julia Asbrand of the Institute of Psychology in Freiburg, Germany, in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Talking therapy changes the brain's wiring, study reveals for first time
For the first time, research shows that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study reveals for first time that talking therapy changes the brain's wiring
(King's College London) A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Efficacy of psychological pain theory-based cognitive therapy in suicidal patients with major depressive disorder: a pilot study - Zou Y, Li H, Shi C, Lin Y, Zhou H, Zhang J.
The present study aimed to explore the effects of psychological pain theory-based cognitive therapy (PPTBCT) on suicide among depressed patients, compared with a control group who received usual psychological care (UPC). The sample consisted of 32 depresse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy improves behavior issues in kids with night terrors
(Reuters Health) - Young children who receive cognitive behavior therapy to help them cope with night terrors may have fewer behavior problems tied to poor sleep than kids who receive therapy that doesn't include advice on how to manage symptoms, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yoga 'may improve lower back pain'
Conclusion There was some evidence people doing yoga – compared with those doing no exercise – saw some improvement in back-related function at three and six months. It was not clear if those undertaking yoga, compared with other exercise or adding yoga to exercise, was any better than exercise alone. The study does, however, have some downfalls: Only 12 trials were included, the majority of which were in the US. This may mean results are less generalisable to other countries. Not all trials looked at all reported outcomes. For example, only four trials were included when comparing yoga with non-yoga exercise, i...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

What defines mindfulness-based programs? The warp and the weft - Crane RS, Brewer J, Feldman C, Kabat-Zinn J, Santorelli S, Williams JM, Kuyken W.
There has been an explosion of interest in mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This is demonstrated in increased research, implementation of MBPs in healthcare, educat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial - Rosso IM, Killgore WD, Olson EA, Webb CA, Fukunaga R, Auerbach RP, Gogel H, Buchholz JL, Rauch SL.
BACKGROUND: Prior research has shown that the Sadness Program, a technician-assisted Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) intervention developed in Australia, is effective for treating major depressive disorder (MDD). The current study aimed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news