Mindfulness therapy ‘offers alternative’ to pills for depression
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment, suggests new UK research. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - April 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse'
Conclusion This trial showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enabled many people at high risk of a relapse of depression to discontinue their medicines, and achieve similar levels of relapse over a two-year period. The number of depression-free days, residual depressive symptoms, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, and quality of life ratings were also similar. This suggests the mindfulness programme in the trial may help those who can't, or do not want to, use antidepressant drugs over the long term. These results are consistent with current national guidelines for the prevention of depression relapse in ...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medical practice Source Type: news

Mindfulness therapy as good as medication for chronic depression - study
LONDON (Reuters) - Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could mindfulness therapy be an alternative to antidepressants?
A new study examines the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the treatment of recurrent clinical depressionSomehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very comfortable (and comforting) place to be, bereft of dread and full of the possibility of peace and calm.Julie Myerson, ‘How mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life’ Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Freemanand Jason Freeman Tags: Depression Mindfulness Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants
First study to track the effects of both treatments over a lengthy period reveals similar relapse ratesSomehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very comfortable (and comforting) place to be, bereft of dread and full of the possibility of peace and calm.Julie Myerson, ‘How mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life’ Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman Tags: Depression Mindfulness Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants
First study to track the effects of both treatments over a lengthy period reveals similar relapse ratesSomehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – inmy head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became aboon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And thepresent moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very comfortable (andcomforting) place to be, bereft of dread and full of the possibility of peace and calm.Julie Myerson, ‘How mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life ’Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman Tags: Depression Mindfulness Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

Crossing your fingers may help reduce pain
Conclusion This study investigated pain using a thermal grill trick, which applies hot and cold in different combinations to the index, middle and ring fingers to induce a phantom burning sensation. This showed that crossing your fingers may confuse the way your brain processes feelings of hot and cold, and in some cases stopped the phantom pain. The biggest limitation of this study is that it looked at phantom pain using the thermal grill trick, rather than actual pain. Phantom pain may be different from "normal" pain, so the results may not relate to a regular pain situation. We shouldn't get too hung up on ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

UCLA opens new Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health
More than 30 percent of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. A new research center at UCLA will be dedicated to increasing our understanding of the brain and learning how to help the brain recover when those, and other malfunctions, occur. The formation of the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health, which is scheduled to open July 1, was announced today by UCLA Life Sciences Dean Victoria Sork. Michael Fanselow, distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College, was appointed its director. Genetic risk factors, combined with environmental experienc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 17, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is Losing Weight Really Worth It?
Losing weight can be difficult, especially when dieters are besieged by a sabotaging thought such as "It's just not worth it to stay on my diet." Here's what you need to remind yourself to keep on going. Having this thought is normal. Every dieter we counsel has this thought from time to time. But as cognitive behavior therapy teaches us, just because we think something doesn't necessarily mean it's true. You probably only have this thought when you're off track. When you're solidly on track, you know for sure that it's worthwhile. You feel rewarded when you get on the scale; you're so pleased when you fit into ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cultivating Mindfulness to Help Sleep
Talk of mindfulness -- and its capacity to improve health and well being -- seems to be everywhere these days. From stress reduction, to exercise, to eating and weight management, mindfulness practices are increasingly being recognized for their therapeutic benefits. Another benefit to mindfulness? Practicing mindfulness can also improve sleep. First things first: what, exactly, is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice of gently focusing one's attention and awareness on the present moment. In a mindful state, we allow ourselves to be aware of any thoughts, feelings, and physical experiences that occur, as well as to be ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case study of social cognitive treatment of PTSD in a South African rape survivor: the central role of case formulation - Padmanabhanunni A, Edwards D.
This is a systematic case study of the psychological assessment and treatment of Zinhle (19), a Black South African student with posttraumatic stress disorder, following a rape at age 10. Treatment was based on Ehlers and Clark's (2000) cognitive therapy, ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do You Bite Your Nails? It Might Mean You're A Perfectionist
Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this article? New research from the University of Montreal suggests that compulsive behaviors like these might say more about your personality than you think. People who are generally impatient, or who get bored or frustrated easily, are more likely to engage in repetitive body-focused behaviors such as skin-picking, nail-biting or eyelash-pulling, the researchers found. The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, points to perfectionism -- a trait that can be more damaging than many people...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Being optimistic after heart attack may help with recovery
Conclusion This well-designed study found that people who have a higher level of optimism are less likely to smoke or have depressive symptoms, more likely to be eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, and have a slightly higher physical health score. It also found that people who have low optimism and depressive symptoms are more than twice as likely to have a major cardiac event than people with high optimism and no depressive symptoms. In many ways the overall findings that a greater sense of wellbeing could be transferred into positive lifestyle changes, which could be linked to lower risk of subsequent he...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Mental health Source Type: news

Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Feel Better
This article was originally published in Positive Health Issue 220 Feb 2015. http://www.positivehealth.com/article/mind-body/sit-up-straight-a-simple-technique-to-feel-better-and-have-more-energy (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - February 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Catherine Dowling Tags: Antidepressants Chronic Pain Depression Disorders General Healthy Living Medications Body Language Brain Depression Mood Energy Levels Major Depressive Disorder Mind Body Positive and Negative Thoughts Posture Psychology si Source Type: news

The Mood Repair Toolkit: Proven Strategies to Prevent the Blues from Turning into Depression
As a therapist who specializes in treating depressed adolescents, I find that parents often challenge me. They cannot understand why their teen is helplessly depressed, or why their child isn’t motivated to engage in activities that their peers find enjoyable. “She has nothing to be depressed about — she has a great family and good grades, and is smart and pretty!” a parent will say, or, “He has nothing to sulk about — he has everything a kid would want.” Similarly, the common stigma around adults with depression is that if you have a job, good pay, a ...
Source: Psych Central - February 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tamara Hill, MS Tags: Book Reviews Depression General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Clinical Depression David A. Clark David Clark mood repair The Mood Repair Toolkit Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Therapy Help Pediatric Abdominal Pain Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Therapy Help Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Fiber supplementation did not show a marked benefit in improving symptoms of pediatric abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders in a systematic review. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 9, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

'Facebook envy' associated with symptoms of depression
Conclusion Overall, the results of this survey of US college students show Facebook use in itself is not associated with depression. However, increased Facebook use was found to be associated with "Facebook envy", and envy was then associated with depression symptoms. The study does have various strengths. The researchers carried out statistical tests to ensure their sample size was adequate to address their questions, and also assessed depression symptoms using a validated scale. With regard to the study design, they researchers say that,: "Since this study explores relationships among Facebook use, envy a...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

Bryony Gordon on her treatment for OCD and depression
How the other half lives: having visited a doctor, Bryony Gordon has new prescriptions to help with her OCD and depression (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: OCD depression Telegraph mental health Stella CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy beta-blockers obsessive compulsive disorder Bryony Gordon Source Type: news

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care
More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overall, the World Health Organization estimates that roughly 450 million people suffer from some form of mental or neurological disorder -- and that roughly one in four people will be affected at some point in their lives. These numbers are staggering. With the rise of mental illness and the increasingly pressing need for effective treatments, there's never been a more important moment for mindfulness -- the ability to cultivate a focused, non-judgmental awareness on the present...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treatment of postnatal depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, sertraline and combination therapy: A randomised controlled trial - Milgrom J, Gemmill AW, Ericksen J, Burrows G, Buist A, Reece J.
OBJECTIVES: Both antidepressant medications and psychological therapy are common treatments for depression in postpartum women. Antidepressant treatment may have a number of practical disadvantages, including a preference by women to avoid medication while... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Overcoming Emetophobia, a.k.a. The Fear of Throwing Up
Worry thoughts about throwing up are like “the boot in the fridge.” Imagine if you were to open up your fridge and see a boot in there, you wouldn’t say, “Hmmm, I guess I have to have sautéed boot for dinner,” you’d say—“What is that doing in there?! It doesn’t belong there!!” read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D Tags: Anxiety Parenting Self-Help Stress cognitive behavior therapy for phobias emetophobia exposure therapy george clooney resilience Scott Stossel specific phobias stomach aches vomit vomit phobia Source Type: news

Day 14: Only Thinking Thoughts That Serve You
True thoughts aren't necessarily useful thoughts. Learn how to think thoughts that serve you!read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 16, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Cognition Depression Self-Help addiction cognitive therapy emotional health mental health self-defeating thoughts Source Type: news

How therapy and exercise 'may help some with CFS'
Conclusion This study has tried to pick apart how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graduated exercise therapy (GET) affected fatigue and physical function in the PACE randomised controlled trial (RCT). Its findings suggest this could partly be a result of CBT and GET reducing fear avoidance beliefs, such as the fear that exercise would make symptoms worse. But these treatments were less effective in cases where fear avoidance beliefs remained. The researchers also identified other factors (mediators) that seemed to be playing a role, such as GET increasing the maximum distance an individual could walk in ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue victims 'suffer fear of exercise' and are anxious activities could aggravate the condition
Both a gradually increasing exercise regime and cognitive behavioural therapy helped one in three patients to recover from the disorder, which leaves many bed-bound. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bryony Gordon on struggling with depression
How the other half lives: as the year begins, Bryony Gordon struggles with depression (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: child depression Telegraph daughter mental health Stella mother cognitive behavioural therapy black dog Bryony Gordon Source Type: news

How to stop smoking by talking
Max Pemberton used his experience with drug addicts to help him stop smoking, using talking therapy called CBT that challenges illogical thinking patterns. He stopped 18 months ago and now puts the self-help exercises into a new book. (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: stop smoking Sheridan Smith Max Pemberton James Corden CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Source Type: news

How to stop smoking by talking
Max Pemberton used his experience with drug addicts to help him stop smoking, using talking therapy called CBT that challenges illogical thinking patterns. He stopped 18 months ago and now puts the self-help exercises into a new book. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: stop smoking Sheridan Smith Max Pemberton James Corden CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Source Type: news

Give Yourself An Attitude Makeover In Under An Hour
It can be hard to change your perspective on things. And doing so can be a serious undertaking -- one that tends to take commitment and discipline. (And that's not to suggest that everyone needs to be happy all the time: Sometimes we're sad. Sometimes we're angry. Sometimes we're stressed -- particularly around the holidays.) But there are simple, quick ways to help change your mood and feel better fast, even if you only have a few seconds. So get out the stopwatch: Here are a few tried-and-true ways to improve your outlook in less time than it takes to watch a TV show or get dinner on the table. In 3 seconds: Breathe. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for DepressionCognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Depression
Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. But is group CBT as effective as individualized therapy in a routine care setting? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: CBI Is a MainstayInsomnia in Cancer Patients: CBI Is a Mainstay
A study in cancer survivors found that adding a wakefulness-promoting drug did not improve on cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) alone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: CBT-I Is a MainstayInsomnia in Cancer Patients: CBT-I Is a Mainstay
A study in cancer survivors found that adding a wakefulness-promoting drug did not improve on cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) alone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lack of sleep linked to negative thinking
Conclusion This study has found an association between shorter sleep and increased reported RNT. However, there are a few points to bear in mind when considering how applicable the results of this study would be to the general population, people who have a mental illness or are particularly affected by RNT: due to the cross-sectional measure of sleep patterns at one point in time, we cannot tell whether lack of sleep, or delayed sleep, causes RNT or whether RNT causes sleep disturbance – both directions of effect are plausible none of the participants in the study were reported to be suffering from any mental ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry
Skimping on sleep by staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and anxious thinking the next day, according to new research from Binghamton University. The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge repetitive negative thinking (RNT) by measuring how much the subjects worried, ruminated or obsessed over something. The subjects also answered questions about their sleep habits and schedules. Subjects who described themselves as "evening" people, as well as those who slept fewer hours at night, were found to ex...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Don't worry, be happy: Just go to bed earlier
(Springer) When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying. So say Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles, who found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours. The findings appear in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gender as predictor and moderator of outcome in cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression: an "individual patient data" meta-analysis - Cuijpers P, Weitz E, Twisk J, Kuehner C, Cristea I, David D, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Faramarzi M, Hegerl U, Jarrett RB, Kennedy SH, Kheirkhah F, Mergl R, Miranda J, Mohr DC, Segal ZV, Siddique J, Simons AD, Vittengl JR, Hollon SD.
BACKGROUND: It has yet to be established whether gender moderates or predicts outcome of psychological and pharmacological treatments for adult depression because: (1) individual randomized trials typically lack sufficient statistical power to detect moder... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Pregnant women with histories of major depression are about 40 percent less likely to relapse into depression if they practice mindfulness techniques -- such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga -- along with cognitive therapy, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey Lieberman review – genial and triumphalist
This history of (American) psychiatry by a high-ranking insider is ultimately too partial and limited in scopeJourneying through the history of psychiatry with Jeffrey A Lieberman is not unlike being led by Voltaire’s indomitable optimist, Professor Pangloss, through the seven years’ war and the Lisbon earthquake.Psychiatry’s past may have been blinded by mesmerists and fast-talking snake-oil sellers. There may have been brutal incarceration of the “mad”, terror, torture by insulin coma, surgery and electricity, and too many Freudian years of rooting around in buried familial sites. But all is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Appignanesi Tags: History Books Psychiatry Mental health Psychology Culture Science Society RD Laing Sigmund Freud Pharmaceuticals industry Business Source Type: news

More And More People Believe Stress And Burnout Will Kill Us. Here's How to Avoid It.
For as long as Ruby Wax has struggled with depression, she has spent an equal amount of time fascinated by how the brain works. She has enjoyed a prosperous career as a comedian and entertainer in the United Kingdom -- recognized for her BBC television show spanning 25 years and script work on "Absolutely Fabulous" -- but recently, she has refocused her attention on her "crazy mind," the part of her that has led to both incredible stress and success over the years. Receiving the opportunity to study mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University, she used her master's dissertation in 2013 t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness for Menopausal DepressionCognitive Therapy, Mindfulness for Menopausal Depression
Psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques could help many women who experience depression during menopause, according to a review of existing research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

'CBT is a scam and a waste of money', says leading psychologist
Patients are being misled because the short-term fix offered by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) does not have a lasting benefit, says Oliver James. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy, mindfulness may help with menopausal depression
Psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques could help many women who experience depression during menopause, according to a review of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and SchizophreniaCognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Schizophrenia
Could cognitive-behavior therapy stand on its own as a treatment option for schizophrenia? Evidence-Based Mental Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy by PCPs Works Even by Telephone, ComputerCognitive Therapy by PCPs Works Even by Telephone, Computer
Cognitive behavioral therapy provided via primary care proved more effective than no therapy or treatment as usual, whether therapy was face to face, computerized, or on the telephone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy and advocacy interventions for women who have experienced intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis - Tirado-Muñoz J, Gilchrist G, Farré M, Hegarty K, Torrens M.
OBJECTIVE. To determine the efficacy of Advocacy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions (CBT) in reducing physical, psychological, sexual, or any intimate partner violence (IPV). METHODS. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducte... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Third Wave of CBT
Conclusion Thirty years ago the cognitive behavioral approach to therapy was limited to the treatment of major depressive disorder and a very limited treatment for some anxiety disorders. Most practitioners at that time viewed this approach as rather simplistic, but admittedly effective for a small range of problems. The “deeper” and more “challenging” cases would be the focus for “depth” therapies of various kinds. Although those “depth” therapies provided little evidence of any effectiveness, they were seen as addressing the “real underlying problems.” Psychothe...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beppe Micallef-Trigona, MD, MSc Tags: Borderline Personality Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Empirically Supported Therapies Exposure Therapy Research Standard cognitive therapy Source Type: news

Art Therapy + CBT Treats Panic Disorder--Maybe
Does art-based therapy plus cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduce symptoms in panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? The answer is a very tentative "maybe" according to a recent study's findings. Despite the limited participant size and other limitations, it's a study worth considering for many reasons.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT Tags: Anxiety Creativity Stress Therapy agoraphobia art art therapy Carl Jung case study CBT cognition cognitive behavior therapy cognitive-behavioral GAD generalized anxiety disorder mindfulness panic panic disorder PDA re Source Type: news

Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Treatment moderators of cognitive behavior therapy to reduce aggressive behavior: a meta-analysis - Smeets KC, Leeijen AA, van der Molen MJ, Scheepers FE, Buitelaar JK, Rommelse NN.
Maladaptive aggression in adolescents is an increasing public health concern. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is one of the most common and promising treatments of aggression. However, there is a lack of information on predictors of treatment response reg... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obesity may be linked to dementia
New study finds that people who are overweight in their thirties have a higher risk of dementia. Also, doctors may have found a more effective way to treat depression using a combination of cognitive therapy and anti-depressant medication. Danielle Nottingham has a look at the day's medical headlines. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined drugs and therapy most effective for severe nonchronic depression
(Vanderbilt University) The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover are improved by as much as 30 percent if they are treated with a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medicine rather than by antidepressants alone. However, a person with chronic or less severe depression does not receive the same additional benefit from combining the two. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news