Early cognitive therapy offers hope for young with PTSD
Early cognitive therapy treatment effective for children and adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment
Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A cure for social anxiety disorders
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Norwegian and British researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Melancholic and atypical depression as predictor and moderator of outcome in cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression - Cuijpers P, Weitz E, Lamers F, Penninx BW, Twisk J, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Jarrett RB, Segal ZV, Hollon SD.
This study uses the data from four earlier trials ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Correction: Predicting response trajectories during cognitive-behavioural therapy for panic disorder: no association with the BDNF gene or childhood maltreatment - Santacana M, Arias B, Mitjans M, Bonillo A, Montoro M, Rosado S, Guillamat R, Vall ès V, Perez V, Forero CG, Fullana MA.
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Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can insomnia be cured by online therapy?
Up to half of us have problems sleeping – and some experts say online treatment may soon become the norm. But which tool should you use?Can ’t get to sleep? Try online therapy. While a glowing screen is a counter-intuitive cure for insomnia, there is evidence that online cognitive behavourial therapy (CBT) can restore normal sleep patterns. In astudy published in this month ’s Jama Psychiatry, an online CBT programme cured 57% of those who used it, compared with 27% who had standard education about insomnia.Insomnia affectsup to half of all people– with up to 20% having a serious problem with getting off to sleep (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Luisa Dillner Tags: Sleep Science Psychology Health & wellbeing Life and style Internet Technology Source Type: news

How did web-based cognitive therapy work for insomnia?
How well did a web-based cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia intervention work in a randomized clinical trial? A new article reports that adults assigned to receive the fully automated and interactive web-based Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) intervention had improved sleep compared with those adults just given access to a patient education website with information about insomnia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds
The report suggests that many garden-variety insomniacs could benefit from cognitive behavior therapy without ever having to talk to a therapist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Insomnia Therapy and Rehabilitation Computers and the Internet Research Source Type: news

Royal College of Obstetricians says women should get therapy to help beat PMS
Doctors say cognitive behavioural therapy is more effective at controlling the symptoms of PMS than antidepressants. Up to 40 per cent of women are affected by PMS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBT 'should be routinely offered' to women with premenstrual syndrome
Gynaecologists advise that cognitive behavioural therapy could help women manage the symptoms of PMSWomen experiencing premenstrual syndrome should routinely be offered cognitive behavioural therapy to help them manage the symptoms, gynaecologists have said.Around 40% of women experience symptoms of PMS with around5%-8% having severe symptoms. Physical symptoms can include swollen breasts and bloating, and the psychological symptoms are wide-ranging, including depression, irritability, suicidal thoughts and loss of confidence. The condition can be debilitating, disrupting school, social and work life.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health & wellbeing Women Menstruation Society Psychiatry Contraception and family planning Depression Life and style Psychology Science UK news Source Type: news

One-on-One Cognitive Therapy Bests Group Approach in PTSD One-on-One Cognitive Therapy Bests Group Approach in PTSD
Individual cognitive processing therapy works better and faster than group therapy in active-duty military personnel with PTSD, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Active-duty military find PTSD relief through individual cognitive therapy
Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Active-duty military find PTSD relief through individual cognitive therapy
(Duke University Medical Center) Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study led by a Duke University School of Medicine researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can a high-tech treatment help combat some of our oldest fears?
Conclusion This experimental study assessed whether it is possible to counter-condition people against their fear memories by using reward without actually having to re-expose the person to the fearful stimulus. The researchers conclude that they have shown this can be done, all with participants remaining unaware of the content and purpose of the procedure. They further suggest the procedure may be an initial step towards novel treatments for fear-related disorders such as phobia and PTSD, via unconscious processing. While these findings show promise, there are some key limitations, the main one being the small number of ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

It is unclear if combined motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy improve medication adherence
Medication adherence is a complex problem affecting the care of patients with various medical and psychiatric conditions. The study by Spoelstra et al attempts to review the evidence of combined motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to promote medication adherence. Combined MI and CBT may improve medication adherence … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news