Author interview: Stopping long-term antidepressants in people with depression or anxiety
Antidepressants are widely used for depression and anxiety. Guidelines recommend that an antidepressant should be continued for at least six months after people start to feel better, and for at least two years if they have had two or more periods of depression. Many people take antidepressants for much longer. Ellen Van Leeuwen and Mark Horowitz, authors of arecently published Cochrane review on approaches for discontinuing antidepressant use, answer some questions about the findings of the review.  Tell us about this Cochrane Review, why did you think it was important to do it?Ellen: The rise in long-term antidepressant ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy compared with CBT for social anxiety disorder in adolescents: a feasibility study
Objectives: To train child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) therapists to deliver cognitive therapy for SAD in adolescents (CT-SAD-A) and assess therapist competence. To estimate the costs to the NHS of training therapists to deliver CT-SAD-A and the mean cost per adolescent treated. To examine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to compare CT-SAD-A with the general form of cognitive –behavioural therapy that is more commonly used. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy reduce suicidal ideation independent from their effect on depression - van Bentum JS, van Bronswijk SC, Sijbrandij M, Lemmens LHJM, Peeters FFPML, Drukker M, Huibers MJH.
We examined the impact of two depression treatments, cognitive therapy (CT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) on suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Trajectories of change in depression symptoms and suicidal ideation over the course of evidence-based treatment for depression: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural therapy plus fluoxetine in young people - Witt K, Madsen T, Berk M, Dean O, Chanen A, McGorry PD, Cotton S, Davey CG, Hetrick S.
OBJECTIVES: Effective treatment of depression is a key target for suicide prevention strategies. However, only around one-third of young people with suicide risk respond to evidence-based treatments. Understanding the trajectory of suicidal ideation, as a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CBT explained: What happens during cognitive behavioural therapy and how to apply
COGNITIVE behavioural therapy is one of many kinds of therapies offered here in the UK, but how does CBT treatment work and how do you apply? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
(University of Sheffield) A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield will investigate whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could help reduce the worryingly high number of children who are afraid of the dentist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy cost effective for CSF/ME in adults
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for prevention of chronic widespread pain: QOL benefits at acceptable cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy and EMDR for reducing psychopathology in bereaved people after the MH17 plane crash: findings from a randomized controlled trial - Lenferink LIM, de Keijser J, Smid GE, Boelen PA.
Experiencing a sudden/violent loss of a significant other is a risk factor for developing persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD), depression, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cognitive therapy (CT) combined with eye movement desensitiza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy Aids Depressive Disorder
MBCT tied to significant improvement in Reassure self and significant reduction in Inadequate self (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Aids Depressive Disorder
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can impact how individuals with recurrent depressive disorder relate to themselves, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Counseling& Psychotherapy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy affects self-criticism and self-assurance in individuals with depression
(Wiley) Findings from a recent study of individuals with depression suggest that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can improve how patients feel about themselves in difficult situations in ways that may help protect against relapse of depressive symptoms. The findings are published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adding cognitive therapy to antidepressant medications decreases suicidal ideation - Khazanov GK, Xu C, Hollon SD, DeRubeis RJ, Thase ME.
BACKGROUND: Psychotherapy for depression and antidepressant medications have both been associated with decreases in suicidal ideation. Studies have not examined whether adding psychotherapy to antidepressant medications further reduces suicidal ideation re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Author interview: the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
In this short interview, Postdoctoral Researcher and lead author Tessa Reardon tells us about thisrecently published review.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents?Our review shows the key role cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plays in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. CBT is the most frequently evaluated treatment for these disorders. Indeed, this review includes 88 studies which is more than twice as many studies as the previous Cochrane review on this topic. Encouragingly, our findings rei...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news