Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy versus brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depression (IMPACT): a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled trial.
Although there are effective psychological treatments for unipolar major depression in adolescents, whether or not one or more of the available therapies maintain reduced depressive symptoms 1 year after the end of treatment is not known. This is a non-trivial issue because maintaining lowered depressive symptoms below a clinical threshold level reduces the risk for diagnostic relapse into the adult years. To determine whether or not either of two specialist psychological treatments, cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) or short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP), is more effective than a reference brief psychosoc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness takes practice
(Aarhus University) Mindfulness meditation practice is set at 45 minutes a day at home, as well as weekly group sessions with the teacher. And the 45 minutes is every day, six days a week as long as the course lasts. These are the guidelines for students taking part in the standard Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses, but an average course student practices only 30 minutes. Nevertheless, this practice is related to positive benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Reduced Fear of Cancer Recurrence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention combined in-person and online therapy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lisa Snowdon answers our health quiz
Lisa, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, reveals how she overcame depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, which focuses on changing your thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga may bring long-term benefits for people with depression
Conclusion The study will have to be interpreted in the context of other research into yoga and depression. But taken in isolation, it doesn't provide firm evidence that yoga is beneficial for depression. The findings are applicable to a very specific population group: people with moderately severe depression who took antidepressants (often alongside other psychological therapy) and had no other mental health illness. They also hadn't previously practised yoga, but must have had an interest in doing so as they responded to advertisements. This means the groups by no means represent all people with depression symptoms.  ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Lisa Snowdon, 45, answers our health quiz  
Lisa, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, reveals how she overcame depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, which focuses on changing your thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blended Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence
Blended cognitive behavior therapy (bCBT) can help reduce the severity of fear of cancer recurrence in survivors, according to a new randomized study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Cancer Complications News Source Type: news

The effectiveness of narrative enhancement and cognitive therapy: a randomized controlled study of a self-stigma intervention - Hansson L, Lex én A, Holmén J.
PURPOSE: Stigma has been proposed to be one of the most serious obstacles to successful treatment, rehabilitation and inclusion in society of people with severe mental illness. An aspect of stigma which has been increasingly discussed is self-stigma, which... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Counselling services help expectant mothers quit smoking
Counselling services, including cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing, help women to stop smoking during pregnancy by increasing quit rates. Feedback and financial incentives may also be effective, though evidence is weaker for both. Education alone and peer support were not found to be effective (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy to treat sleep disturbance and fatigue following traumatic brain injury: a pilot randomized controlled trial - Nguyen S, McKay A, Wong D, Rajaratnam SM, Spitz G, Williams G, Mansfield D, Ponsford JL.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of adapted cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sleep disturbance and fatigue in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Parallel two-group randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient therap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Group-based mindfulness therapy 'as effective' as individual CBT
Group mindfulness therapy is as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for treating depression, anxiety and stress and can be offered more widely to benefit more patients at lower costs, research suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 13 Care of People with Mental Health Problems Source Type: news

How to Identify & Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, A Psychologist ’ s Perspective
Conclusion OCD can take all kinds of forms, but the key principles in managing it remain the same. Start questioning the beliefs your cycle of thoughts and actions is based on, and at the same time work on breaking the cycle by extending the time between the thought and the action. When Daniel came to me the idea that, he was suffering from a simple, treatable condition like OCD was unthinkable, but after a few short weeks of treatment his symptoms had all but vanished and his mood and life were back on track. OCD shouldn’t be able to ruin your life, so follow these simple steps to put your intrusive thoughts back in the...
Source: Psych Central - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Angus Munro Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychotherapy Therapists Spill Treatment Compulsive Behavior Coping Skills Depression exposure and response prevention Intrusive Thought Source Type: news

Online Therapy Necessary To Address Growing Mental Health Burden
A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday. With resources tight and the global mental health system only serving around 10 percent of patients even now, specialists speaking at the European Congress on Psychiatry (ECP) said the web is the only option for significant extra treatment capacity. The World Health Organization (WHO) said last week mental disorders ― in particular depression ― are now the leading cause of ill...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?
Conclusion Involvement in a traumatic event such as a traffic accident can have long-lasting effects on mental health. Some people have months or years of distressing, intrusive flash-backs, feelings of guilt or helplessness, anxiety and depression. At present, there are no treatments that can be given straight away to prevent such long-term effects. The lack of long-term effects in the study results mean we need to be cautious about claims that playing Tetris could "prevent" PTSD. Limitations of the study – such as an untested control intervention, and the relatively small number of participants – mean this ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: a clinical review
Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in Parkinson ' s disease (PD) and have a disproportionate impact on quality of life and carer burden. Pharmacological treatment is the main approach in dealing with these symptoms, but it is limited by variable efficacy and risk of drug interactions. Non-pharmacological approaches using the cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) model are viable alternatives and in this review paper we summarise the evidence of CBT for three of the most common psychiatric manifestations of PD: depression and anxiety, impulse-control disorders and insomnia. Most studies modified the usual CBT format to i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news