Outcomes of online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with residual depressive symptoms: a randomized clinical trial - Segal ZV, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Vanderkruik R, Metcalf CA, Gallop R, Felder JN, Levy J.
IMPORTANCE: Patients with residual depressive symptoms face a gap in care because few resources, to date, are available to manage the lingering effects of their illness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness for treating residual depressive symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

A randomized clinical trial of motivational interviewing plus skills training vs. relaxation plus education and 12-Steps for substance using incarcerated youth: effects on alcohol, marijuana and crimes of aggression - Stein LAR, Martin R, Clair-Michaud M, Lebeau R, Hurlbut W, Kahler CW, Monti PM, Rohsenow D.
BACKGROUND: Motivational Interviewing plus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MI/CBT) has been used to reduce adolescent substance use, but has rarely been applied in youth correctional settings. This trial compared MI/CBT against Relaxation Training plus Substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring mothers' experiences of trauma and violence-informed cognitive behavioural therapy following intimate partner violence: a qualitative case analysis - Jackson KT, Mantler T, Jackson B, Walsh EJ, Baer J, Parkinson S.
Purpose: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive public health issue impacting one in three women, worldwide. Broadly defined as any act of coercive control within the context of an intimate relationship, IPV often results in significant nega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Social Anxiety Is Killing Your Cells and Why the Internet Can Help
Just over 19 percent of US adults experienced an anxiety disorder at some point last year (that figure jumps to nearly a quarter when looking at US women in particular) and over 12 percent of people suffer from social anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. So needless to say, quite a few present readers are about to get some bad news: it’s not just your retinue or lack thereof that’s feeling the consequences of sub-functional mental health. No matter how well you’ve co-opted your mental illness and colored it as an endearing eccentricity, if you’re still chronically distressed, impaired or both, then there...
Source: Psych Central - January 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Greg Hughes, PharmD Tags: Aging Anxiety Neuroscience Social Networking Technology Treatment Brain Social Anxiety telomeres Source Type: news

Five Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2020
(CNN) — It’s a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we’re stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more. No wonder so many of us are anxious or depressed. But you can take scientifically validated steps to improve your mental outlook, and — because the mind and body are entwined — these behaviors also will improve your overall health. 1. Practice optimism The studies are positive: Looking on the br...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Mental Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of prolonged exposure therapy for a patient with late-onset PTSD affected by evacuation due to the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident - Hori A, Takebayashi Y, Tsubokura M, Kim Y.
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TF-CBT), such as prolonged exposure therapy, is a first-line treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, adapting TF-CBT as an intervention in situations with limited resources, such as in dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Depression, acquired capability for suicide, and attempted suicide - Ferriman M, O'Gorman J, Hawgood J, Rimkeviciene J.
OBJECTIVE: The study sought to replicate, with a community sample and different measures of the critical variables, the finding of Chu et al. (Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2016, 40, 22) in a military sample that suicide attempts were more frequent for t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Augmenting attention treatment therapies for difficult-to-treat anxiety in children and adolescents
(Elsevier) Between 30 to 50 percent of youth in the United States diagnosed with an anxiety disorder fail to respond to cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). A new study in JAACAP, published by Elsevier, reports that computer-based attention training could reduce anxiety in children and adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Patients in remission from inflammatory bowel disease are susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome, but diet, cognitive therapy, and medication can help treat the symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Computerised CBT could reduce waiting lists for treatment of depression in adolescents
(University of York) Using a computerised version of cognitive-behavioural therapy to treat depression in children and young adults has the potential to improve access to psychological therapies and reduce waiting lists, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Precision medicine for long-term depression outcomes using the Personalized Advantage Index approach: cognitive therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy? - van Bronswijk SC, DeRubeis RJ, Lemmens LHJM, Peeters FPML, Keefe JR, Cohen ZD, Huibers MJH.
BACKGROUND: Psychotherapies for depression are equally effective on average, but individual responses vary widely. Outcomes can be improved by optimizing treatment selection using multivariate prediction models. A promising approach is the Personalized Adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough
(Aarhus University) Teenagers with the contamination and washing variant of OCD are not generally more ill than children and adolescents with other forms of disabling obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. However, if they have poor insight into their condition, they find it more difficult to recover and become healthy again as a result of the 14-week cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the standard form of treatment in Denmark for OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Does Non-Verbal Mean?
Discussion Children can be non-verbal for many reasons with most just not wanting to talk in a given situation for a short period of time (e.g. angry with a person, scared to give a speech at school, etc.). Children may have the ability to communicate verbally but for some reason it is physically impaired for a period of time. Selective mutism (SM) “… is characterized by an individual’s consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an expectation to speak (e.g., at school), despite speaking in other situations.” The lack of speech cannot be due to discomfort speaking in a given...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Randomised controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for clinical depression and/or anxiety in cancer survivors (iCanADAPT Early) - Murphy MJ, Newby JM, Butow P, Loughnan SA, Joubert AE, Kirsten L, Allison K, Shaw J, Shepherd HL, Smith J, Andrews G.
PURPOSE: To evaluate internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) on clinical depression and/or anxiety, distress, fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life in cancer survivors. METHODS: Random assignation of 114 participants to iCBT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Psychotherapy for Depression May Be Cost - Effective Over Time
No clear superiority seen on cost basis for second - generation antidepressants versus cognitive therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news