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 exerc...
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

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.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158224.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
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 gettin...
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

Hidden in plain sight: The unmet mental health needs of older people
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, launched in 2008, aimed to increase the number of people accessing talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for common conditions like anxiety and depression. In 2011 the Department of Health set a target of 12% of referrals through the IAPT programme being people aged 65 and over. Five years later it is still not close to being met with national reporting showing it is currently at 6.1%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simpler, cheaper therapy (behavioural activation) can be as good as CBT for treating depression
A simpler therapy called behavioural activation can be as effective at treating adults with depression as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Also, it is delivered more cheaply, by trained junior mental health workers. CBT is commonly provided to adults with depression and it is recommended by NICE as first- line treatment. However, it is complex to deliver and therapists are highly skilled and expensive. Behavioural activation is a simpler type of talking therapy that encourages people to develop more positive behaviour such as planning activities and doing constructive things that they would usually avoid doing. We did ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do We Worry?
Conclusion Worry is a normal phenomenon that affects us all. Worry can be adaptive in situations where there is a real possibility of injury or death, but in the majority of instances, is not a successful strategy to deal with the vicissitudes of life.  Research shows that when worry becomes severe and excessive, individuals are at risk of developing generalized anxiety disorder; a condition involving chronic worry, muscles tension, and irritability. Individuals with this disorder may worry for a variety of reasons, such as to avoid mental imagery of disastrous outcomes, to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty, to avoid...
Source: Psych Central - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ben Taylor Tags: Anxiety Neuroscience Stress chronic worry Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Rumination Social Anxiety Disorder Source Type: news

Preventive Therapy for OCD?
The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies on preventive therapy for postpartum OCD have shown promising results. What a great idea! Stop OCD in its tracks before it has a chance to latch on to people and wreak havoc in their lives. But why limit this preventive therapy to women who have just given birth? We know that obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes runs in families. We know that there are often subtle signs of OCD before it becomes full-blown. We know that OCD involves anxiety and is often seen with co-ex...
Source: Psych Central - November 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Antidepressants Caregivers Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Anxiety Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Source Type: news

New guide 'helps 60% of youngsters overcome their fear'
Led by academics at Sheffield University, the guide uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to reduce children's anxiety about going to the dentist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can't Sleep? Now There's A Coach For That.
First came diet coaches, exercise coaches, career coaches and spiritual and life coaches. There should be no surprise that as the population ages and increasingly has trouble staying asleep that the next step would be sleep coaches. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem for adults, and has been linked to depression, falls, stroke and memory problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBTI, is considered a highly effective method for treating the disorder, but many do not receive it due to a lack of therapists with CBTI training, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Socie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » RDoC Unit to Co-host Webinar Series
The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit, the Delaware Project (DP), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will launch a webinar series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Treating Insomnia Benefits Work Outcomes
Insomnia is running rampant through contemporary society. Large scale studies estimate the prevalence of insomnia of around 25%-30% of adults in the United States and Canada. This is a big health problem, but it is also a work problem. Accumulating evidence indicates that insomnia undermines not only the health and well-being of employees, but also their effectiveness in their jobs. Research indicates that insomnia leads to hostility at work, low job satisfaction , high levels of unethical behavior , high levels of cyberloafing , and even abusive supervision behavior by leaders . Thus, employee insomnia is an issue that e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating seasonal affective disorder with cognitive behavioural therapy is comparable to light therapy
The overall lifetime prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ranges as high as 9.7%.1 Light therapy, where bright artificial light is used to replace diminished sunlight, can be an effective non-drug treatment for SAD.2 However, alternative non-drug treatment approaches are also needed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an established and effective treatment for depressive disorders.3 Limited research examining CBT adapted specifically for SAD (CBT-SAD) is available. This paper reports initial findings from a large 5-year randomised clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive-behavioural therapy-based intervention to reduce fear of falling in older people: therapy development and randomised controlled trial - the Strategies for Increasing Independence, Confidence and Energy (STRIDE) study
Falls cause fear, anxiety and loss of confidence, resulting in activity avoidance, social isolation and increasing frailty. The umbrella term for these problems is'fear of falling', seen in up to 85% of older adults who fall. Evidence of effectiveness of physical and psychological interventions is limited, with no previous studies examining the role of an individually delivered cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of brief anger management on community-based offenders in Malta - Henwood KS, Browne KD, Chou S.
The aim of this article is to examine the effects of a short-term one-to-one anger management program delivered to community-based offenders in Malta. The program delivered was the Individual Managing Anger Program (I-MAP), a Cognitive behavioural therapy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT and interpersonal therapy (IPT) based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents
Depression is common in young people. It has a marked negative impact and is associated with self-harm and suicide. Preventing its onset would be an important advance in public health. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was last updated in 2011. To determine whether evidence-based psychological interventions (including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and third wave CBT)) are effective in preventing the onset of depressive disorder in children and adolescents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling
Australian mental-health expert Dr. Cate Howell, the author of Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their Clients, has over thirty years’ experience in the healthcare field and began in occupational therapy. Her specialty is mental health and she is trained in clinical hypnosis, couple therapy, cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She wrote this book not as a skills training resource, but as a guide to her way of counseling which she calls, “li...
Source: Psych Central - September 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Career Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Health Insurance Mindfulness Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Students Treatment Anxiety Disorder books for mental health pro Source Type: news

CBT 'can help chronic pain patients get better sleep'
People suffering chronicpain due to conditions such asarthritis could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help them get better sleep. This is according to a new study from the University of Warwick, which has demonstrated the impact that certain modes of thinking can have on sleeping habits among chronic pain patients, as well as highlighting ways this problem could be addressed. The impact of negative thinking on sleep Published in the Journal of ClinicalSleep Medicine, the research centred on the development of a new scale to measure beliefs about sleep and pain in long-term pain patients, while also exam...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain
A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to suffer from insomnia, thus causing worse pain. A pioneering study could lead to specific cognitive therapy to cure insomnia and treat chronic pain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Trouble With Mindfulness Apps
This article was originally published on Mindful. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences and engagement with the design features and strategies of an internet-delivered treatment programme for generalised anxiety disorder: a service-based evaluation - Walsh A, Richards D.
BACKGROUND: Outcome research has highlighted the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT). Some process research has examined users experiences of iCBT. Understanding the user experience provides valuable feedback to developers of in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

A parallel-group, randomized controlled trial into the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) compared to treatment-as-usual in recurrent depression: trial design and protocol - Schuling R, Huijbers MJ, van Ravesteijn H, Donders R, Kuyken W, Speckens AE.
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been shown to reduce the risk of relapse in patients with recurrent depression, but relapse rates remain high. To further improve outcome for this group of patients, follow-up interventions may be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Flexibility And Love: Reaching The Children With Cartoons
I'm excited to see how acceptance, mindfulness, and values is entering into the culture. Nothing shows that more clearly than the media. This is especially true in films and cartoons for children. I can't think of a better place to start! One of my younger son's favorite shows is "Steven Universe". Both he and I share the name of the main character -- which is a source of chuckles. In a new episode called "Mindful Education" Steven and Connie combine to form "Stevonnie" (characters do that in this show ... ah, its a long story). Once combined they work on their fighting skills but in this ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomised, waiting list controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy for persistent postconcussional symptoms after predominantly mild-moderate traumatic brain injury - Potter SD, Brown RG, Fleminger S.
BACKGROUND: Persistent postconcussional symptoms (PCS) can be a source of distress and disability following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Such symptoms have been viewed as difficult to treat but may be amenable to psychological approaches such as cognitive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preliminary effectiveness of adjunct mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent suicidal behavior in outpatients who are at elevated suicide risk - Chesin MS, Sonmez CC, Benjamin-Phillips CA, Beeler B, Brodsky BS, Stanley B.
Suicidal behavior is an important public health problem. A few efficacious treatments to prevent suicidal behavior exist. The feasibility and broad applicability of these interventions to suicidal individuals are, however, limited. We thus developed a nove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT and interpersonal therapy (IPT) based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents - Hetrick SE, Cox GR, Witt KG, Bir JJ, Merry SN.
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in young people. It has a marked negative impact and is associated with self-harm and suicide. Preventing its onset would be an important advance in public health. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was last update... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dynamic Psychotherapy Delivered in Community Mental Health Centers Works for Depression Dynamic Psychotherapy Delivered in Community Mental Health Centers Works for Depression
Dynamic psychotherapy (DT) works as well as cognitive therapy (CT) in treating major depressive disorder in the community mental health care setting, according to a comparative effectiveness analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Michael R. Hollander, PhD Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of college students in the United States engage in some form of self-injurious behavior at least once. The age of onset often occurs in early adolescence, between the ages of 11 and 14. While self-harm is of serious concern for parents, families, and teachers, it's important to know that when the right approach and treatment is provided in a timely manner, this behavior is highly treatable. But kids who self-harm need treatment right away. Giving in to pleas for more time and delayin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy startup Koko raises $2.5M, launches chatbot with Kik messaging service
New York-based startup Koko, which uses artificial intelligence for crowd-sourced cognitive therapy, raised $2.5M in Series A funding, with Omidyar Network and Union Square Ventures leading the round. The company also announced the launch of KokoBot, its new chatbox experience that will be available on chat networks Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Kik. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cognitive-behavioural therapy-based intervention to reduce fear of falling in older people: therapy development and randomised controlled trial - the Strategies for Increasing Independence, Confidence and Energy (STRIDE) study - Parry SW, Bamford C, Deary V, Finch TL, Gray J, Macdonald C, McMeekin P, Sabin NJ, Steen IN, Whitney SL, McColl EM.
BACKGROUND: Falls cause fear, anxiety and loss of confidence, resulting in activity avoidance, social isolation and increasing frailty. The umbrella term for these problems is 'fear of falling', seen in up to 85% of older adults who fall. Evidence of effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial - Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, O'Mahen H, Watkins ER, Wright KA, Hollon SD, Reed N, Rhodes S, Fletcher E, Finning K.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common, debilitating, and costly disorder. Many patients request psychological therapy, but the best-evidenced therapy-cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-is complex and costly. A simpler therapy-behavioural activation (BA)-migh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Improving accessibility of cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents: review of evidence and future directions - Bekker MJ, Griffiths KM, Barrett PM.
Background Despite great progress in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBTs) for children and adolescents over the last two decades, as many as four out of five young people who could benefit from therapy are not accessing it. The demand on available ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Lancet: Simpler, cheaper psychological treatment as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for treating depression
( The Lancet ) A simple and inexpensive psychotherapy or talking therapy known as behavioral activation (BA) is as effective at treating depression in adults as the gold-standard cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and can be delivered by non-specialist staff with minimal training at far less cost, according to new research published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Changes in brain activity after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in adolescents
Researchers are studying how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, quiet reflection and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological treatments for youth with anxiety disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news