Guided Tapering of Antidepressants During PregnancyGuided Tapering of Antidepressants During Pregnancy
Is guided tapering of SSRIs with concurrent preventive cognitive therapy feasible as an alternative to continuation of SSRIs during pregnancy? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy added to treatment as usual on suicidal ideation in chronic depression: results of a randomized-clinical trial - Forkmann T, Brakemeier EL, Teismann T, Schramm E, Michalak J.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal ideation (SI) is common in chronic depression, but only limited evidence exists for the assumption that psychological treatments for depression are effective for reducing SI. METHODS: In the present study, the effects of Mindfu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Suffering from insomnia? Don’t pop pills –TRAIN your body to sleep again 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - which retrains the brain - can be effective and doesn't carry the side effects of medication, according to the American College of Physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in many countries, leads to high levels of distress for patients and their families and friends, and places significant demands on health services.Psychosocial interventions could involve specific psychological therapies as well as maintaining support and contact with patie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Mindfulness therapy works for recurrent depression
(Reuters Health) - For people with recurring depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be more helpful than other treatments, according to a new analysis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Therapy, Meet Mindfulness: The Practices Together May Help Treat Depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy may help prevent relapse for people with recurrent depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Cut Relapse Risk in Recurrent Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy rose with worsening residual symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy linked to reduced depressive relapse risk
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major depression. The study used anonymised individual patient data from nine randomized trials of MBCT. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 -- Mindfulness therapy may help reduce the risk of repeated bouts of depression, researchers report. One expert not connected to the study explained the mindfulness approach. "Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Antidepressants and talking therapies offer similar benefits for new-onset major depression
This review found no difference in effectiveness or drop-out rates between antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy for adults recently diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Both treatments should be offered, as recommended by NICE, either alone or possibly in combination, and the final decision will rely heavily on the patient's preference. The challenge for talking therapies in the NHS has long been a lack of capacity. However, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme has in the last few years provided thousands of trained therapists who can be accessed through GPs and in some cases directly...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapist-supported internet cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in adults
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders. Many people have difficulty accessing treatment, due to a variety of obstacles. Researchers have therefore explored the possibility of using the Internet to deliver CBT; it is important to ensure the decision to promote such treatment is grounded in high quality evidence. To assess the effects of therapist-supported Internet CBT (ICBT) on remission of anxiety disorder diagnosis and reduction of anxiety symptoms in adults as compared to waiting list control, unguided CBT, or face-to-face CBT. Effects of treatment on quality of life an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why It's So Difficult to Treat Compulsive...
Compulsive hoarding is often difficult to treat. Learn what it is and about new types of cognitive-behavior therapy that may offer hope for hoarders. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - April 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

The Four Keys to Well-Being
By Dr. Richard J. Davidson Well-being is a skill. All of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing leads inevitably to this central conclusion. Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it. Based on our research, well-being has four constituents that have each received serious scientific attention. Each of these four is rooted in neural circuits, and each of these neural circuits exhibits plasticity -- so we know that if we exercise these circuits, they will strengthen. Practicing these four skills can provide the subs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Students At Elite Colleges Are Turning To Meditation
Twice a week, stressed-out students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pry themselves away from the demands of school and meet in a reserved room on campus to practice yoga and meditation.  The gathering, called Art of Living, is one of the only times many club members unload their stress and find relief. It's a rare sanctuary at one of the most high-pressure colleges in the country. "Having a regular meditative practice is like being high all the time," Blake Elias, vice president of the club, has said. "It makes you realize that you have a choice of how you feel and that you can co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness may be effective for treating lower back pain
Conclusion This RCT aimed to review the alternative mind-body therapy of MBSR for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. The trial has many strengths, including: delivery of both interventions by trained and experienced professionals long follow-up period blinded assessment of outcomes using validated scales adequate sample size – prior calculations were performed to ensure sufficient people were recruited to make the outcome assessment reliable intention to treat analysis – where all people were assessed in their assigned groups, regardless of whether they completed the interventio...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Mental health Source Type: news

Mindfulness, cognitive therapy top conventional care for low back pain
Adults suffering from chronic lower back pain may be better off pursuing mindfulness-based stress reduction or cognitive behavioral therapy rather than more standard, conventional treatments for pain... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mindfulness, cognitive therapy top conventional care for low back pain
Adults suffering from chronic lower back pain may be better off pursuing mindfulness-based stress reduction or cognitive behavioral therapy rather than more standard, conventional treatments for pain... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - March 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Adding Stress Management to Cardiac Rehab Cuts New Incidents in Half
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 4 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 21, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart trouble could cut their risk of another heart incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment, according to research from Duke Health. The findings, published March 21 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, are the result of a randomized clinical trial of 151 outpatients with coronary heart disease who were enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation d...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Cognitive - behavioural therapy for insomnia: effective, long-lasting and safe
Numerous well-conducted randomised controlled studies of cognitive–behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) have demonstrated that it is efficacious in both the immediate post-treatment and long terms in a wide variety of patient populations.1–3 This includes individuals with uncomplicated chronic insomnia1 and those whose chronic insomnia is comorbid with medical or psychiatric disorders.2 ,3 Truaer and colleagues have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to collect all the relevant evidence about CBT-I and quantify its overall effects. (Source: Current Awareness Se...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online cognitive behavioural therapy is no more effective than usual GP care for people with depression
Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in addition to usual GP care was no more effective than usual GP care alone at four months or at 24 months. It was also not a popular treatment for patients with mild to moderate depression who typically only used the programme once or twice. Indeed, more than four out of five patients did not complete the course. Depression affects large numbers of people in the UK. Other research shows that CBT is effective in treating depression, but it is expensive to provide and people sometimes have to wait for treatment due to limited numbers of therapists. CBT delivered online or via...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can “talking therapy” prevent chronic pain taking hold?
We’re all too aware of the devastating impact chronic pain has on people’s lives. Chronic pain is the most common symptom of fibromyalgia, a condition which affects around 1 in every 25 people. Yet we still understand relatively little about its causes and how to help people suffering with it. We believe that needs to change, so we’re investing heavily in innovative research to build our understanding of what’s behind chronic pain and develop new, improved treatments with the potential to transform quality of life for millions of people. Just one of the many research studies we're funding in this ar...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 10, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Saving Psychotherapy From the Medication Takeover
One of the best experiences of my career occurred in the 1980s when I was a member of the group that decided which psychotherapy studies would be funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. It was hard work. Every three months, we would review about twenty-five studies, knowing that only three or four would be funded. Psychotherapy research was relatively new in those days and it was often difficult to decide which approaches and which people were most likely to make contributions that would count. But our efforts were rewarded. The studies we supported helped establish the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therap...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Comorbid tics have no effect on response to cognitive-behavioural therapy in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tic-related obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a DSM-5 diagnostic subtype that is estimated to occur in 10–40% of cases with childhood onset.1 Studies comparing tic-related and non-tic-related OCD have found consistent differences in sex, onset age, comorbidity and course, but inconsistent differences in OCD symptoms and prevalence of OCD and tics in first-degree relatives.1 ,2 Medication trials have indicated that tic-related OCD is less responsive to sertraline, fluvoxamine and paroxetine; however, tic history appears to have no effect on the response of OCD in youth to either ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mindfuleness-based cognitive therapy as an alternative maintenance atidepressant medication to prevent relapse and recurrence in depression
Patients with major depressive disorder have a high risk of relapse/recurrence.1 Maintenance antidepressant medication (mADM) is typically recommended to prevent relapse/recurrence, but many individuals prefer psychosocial interventions.2 Previous studies have indicated that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with taper support (MBCT-TS) may be at least as effective as mADM in reducing the risk of depressive relapse/recurrence,3 and the aim of the current study was to compare these interventions in a definitive trial. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family-based interpersonal psychotherapy is a promising treatment for preadolescent depression
Although depression is less common during preadolescence, prepubertal depression places individuals at increased risk for future episodes and for impairments in social functioning.1 There is some evidence of the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of depression in this age group. However, studies that have compared CBT to an active control condition have only found modest benefits.2 An interpersonally-oriented treatment, such as family-based interpersonal psychotherapy (FB-IPT), may be particularly relevant for preadolescent depression since d...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group cogntive-behavioural therapy may reduce symptoms and impairment in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Persistence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adolescence is associated with a broad range of negative outcomes1 and high rates of treatment discontinuation.2 While clinical guidelines recommend non-pharmacological therapies as the first-line treatment for adolescents with ADHD3 the evidence to support this recommendation is sparse and generally not convincing. More specifically there is inadequate evidence to properly support the efficacy of either group or individual cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for this patient group.4 (Source: Current Aware...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An anxiety prevention programme is not effective over the long term in UK primary schools
This NIHR funded trial of an anxiety prevention programme in UK primary schools found it was effective after one year if led by health practitioners, but not after two years. The programme was not effective at all if led by a teacher. After two years, anxiety had reduced a similar amount for both the intervention group and controls, who received the usual curriculum, including personal, social and health education (PSHE) lessons. The nine-week programme, delivered in the classroom, is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and leads nine- and ten-year-olds through activities and tasks that, through changing the way t...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Play Therapy Is More Than Child’s Play
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Some issues that clients bring to the counseling office can be addressed via talk therapy, while others respond more adroitly to non-verbal interactions. For those in the younger set, being able to express themselves beyond words is an essential aspect of healing. Play Therapy is best suited for those ranging in age from 3-16 years old. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play...
Source: Psych Central - March 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Creativity Disorders Family General Psychology Psychotherapy School Issues Treatment Aspergers Syndrome Association for Play Therapy Attachment disorder Attachment Theory Auti Source Type: news

Using cognitive therapies to treat depression
Cognitive therapies could be an effective alternative to medication in the treatment of depression, according to the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Decatastrophizing: Cognitive Therapy Negative...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> itemprop="description">A hallmark of (Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety)
Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety - February 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence: results of a randomised controlled trial (the PREVENT study).
Individuals with a history of recurrent depression have a high risk of repeated depressive relapse/recurrence. Maintenance antidepressant medication (m-ADM) for at least 2 years is the current recommended treatment, but many individuals are interested in alternatives to m-ADM. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has been shown to reduce the risk of relapse/recurrence compared with usual care but has not yet been compared with m-ADM in a definitive trial. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans used to see if Facebook is addictive
ConclusionThis study draws comparisons between "addiction" to social media and substance addiction, while making it clear there are important differences between the two. The differing consequences of spending too much time on Facebook (which might include too little time working or studying) are less extreme and immediate than the consequences of addiction to hard drugs. The study has some obvious limitations. The results are based on just 20 young people from a US university, which means they may not be applicable to people of different ages, levels of education, or backgrounds. Importantly, none of the st...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy: narratives of children and adolescents - Westerman NK, Cobham VE, McDermott B.
In this study, the narratives produced by childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Your Smartphone, Your Therapist?
All over the world, mental health is a growing challenge, but is still treated as a second-class condition by most health-care systems. In the United States, about 60 million people are affected by mental-health issues every year, and about 90% of them suffer from anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are all around us and take many different forms -- including depression triggered by life events like divorce or moving to a new city, postpartum depression, which affects more than 30% of new mothers, PTSD for military veterans, or co-morbid depression prevalent with a majority of health disease and diabetes patient...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Smartphone, Your Therapist?
All over the world, mental health is a growing challenge, but is still treated as a second-class condition by most health-care systems. In the United States, about 60 million people are affected by mental-health issues every year, and about 90% of them suffer from anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are all around us and take many different forms -- including depression triggered by life events like divorce or moving to a new city, postpartum depression, which affects more than 30% of new mothers, PTSD for military veterans, or co-morbid depression prevalent with a majority of health disease and diabetes patien...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Mindfulness Can Help Women With Postpartum Depression
More than 3 million American women suffer from postpartum depression each year -- including up to 40 percent of women who have been treated for depression. After working with many new and expecting mothers, Dr. Sona Dimidjian, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, began to question what her profession was doing to support these women -- and decided to investigate an alternative solution to the conventional treatment. Those options, of psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals, aren't always effective, and many women don't want to take antidepressants during pregnancy or while nursin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whether to pick sides in psychology today | Letters
Oliver Burkeman’s article (Therapy Wars, The long read, 7 January) provides an excellent overview of the history and current debates within the psychological therapy world. Thankfully “the war” is ending and it is increasingly recognised that it is not a binary debate between cognitive behavioural therapy and psychoanalysis.CBT is an effective intervention for some people at certain times in their lives, and proponents such as Richard Layard (Tony Blair’s “happiness tsar”) and Professor David Clark should be congratulated for ensuring its increasing availability within the NHS. Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Psychology Psychiatry Society Science NHS Health Homelessness Social exclusion Housing Sigmund Freud Books Drugs Source Type: news

CBT effective treatment for depression
People with depression that have not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants benefit long-term from receiving a type of talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), given in addition to their usual treatment that includes antidepressant medication, finds a new study published today (January 6th) in The Lancet Psychiatry.Dr Nicola Wiles, from the School of Social... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - January 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study finds CBT offers long-term benefits for people with depression
People with depression that has not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants benefit long-term from receiving a type of talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), given in addition to their usual treatment that includes antidepressant medication, a new study has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Our news predictions for 2016
CRISPR-Cas9 leads to a range of new gene editing research You probably haven't heard of CRISPR-Cas 9, but that could well change by the end of 2016. CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene editing technique that uses a combination of the Cas9 protein and a strand of RNA to make breaks in strands of DNA. Then new genetic code can be placed inside the breaks. This can allow genetic code to be rewritten. Gene editing is nothing new, but the reason CRISPR-Cas 9 has got the scientific community to sit up and take notice is that it is powerful, reliable, quick and, most importantly, cheap. CRISPR-Cas 9 "components" can be bought off the...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Special reports Source Type: news

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015
Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 -- and it's probably not what you would expect.  "Sleep. That's right, sleep!" Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. "How much and how well we sleep in the coming year -- and the years to follow -- will determine, in no small measure, our ability to address and solve the problems we're facing as individuals and as a society."  As more individuals wake up to the importance of sleep, scientists are continuing to learn more about the mechanics of sleep and the necessity of a good night's rest for physical and ment...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Interview with Your Self: Be Inner-Wise, Resolve Life’s Problems
Wouldn’t it be great to really trust ourselves with problem solving? “We have everything we need inside of us; there is no need to look outside of ourselves,” Mercedes Tur Escriva writes. Sounds simple and true, but it can be hard to stop looking to external things for answers and happiness. In Interview with Your Self: Be Inner-Wise, Resolve Life’s Problems, Tur Escriva attempts to bring us clarity, help us find our inner truth, and live a balanced life. The inspiration for this book, she writes, comes from her own sense of failure after she had to close down her life’s-dream busine...
Source: Psych Central - December 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paula Lopez Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Spirituality be inner-wise resolve lifes problems be innerwise resolve lifes problems interview with your self learning about yourself mercedes tur escriva Source Type: news

Talking therapy 'as effective as antidepressants' study finds
ConclusionPrevious research has shown that both second generation antidepressants and CBT can be helpful for people with depression. This study found that they seem to work about as well as each other.The study has many strengths, including the fact it is a systematic review, and includes information from RCTs involving more than 1,500 people. However, the studies don't give us much information about adverse effects of treatments, or who responds best to which type of treatment. This is important, because what works for one person may not work as well for another. Some doctors think people with severe depression need to be...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medical practice Source Type: news

Anti-depressants 'no more effective than counselling'
New research published in the BMJ suggests that for moderate to severe depression, talking therapies can be just as effective as anti-depressants (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression anti depressants talking therapies acute BMJ cognitive behavioural therapy Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist
Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts call for more research into ADHD drug Ritalin
ConclusionThis is a well-conducted systematic review that aimed to assess the beneficial and harmful effects of methylphenidate (Ritalin being the most commonly known brand name) for children and adolescents with ADHD.The review found that methylphenidate was associated with a slight improvement in the symptoms of ADHD, compared to placebo or no treatment – just on the borderline of what would be considered clinically meaningful. However, the researchers state this improvement should be weighed up against the increased risk of adverse events, such as sleeping problems and decreased appetite. The review identified a l...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medication Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Talking therapy 'eases dental phobia'
People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapy to help you beat your fear of the dentist now offered
It is a prospect that fills most of us with as much fear as a horror movie - the dreaded trip to the dentist. But scientists claim that patients can overcome their phobia with cognitive behavioural therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist
(King's College London) Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news