HRT instead of anti-depressants
For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Professor John Studd oestrogen PMS Oestrogel Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) postnatal depression Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Source Type: news

HRT instead of anti-depressants
For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Professor John Studd oestrogen PMS Oestrogel Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) postnatal depression Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Source Type: news

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy most consistent treatment for panic disorders
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, was found to be the best way to treat panic and anxiety disorders in a study comparing the effectiveness of three psychotherapies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The views of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth regarding computerised self-help for depression: an exploratory study - Lucassen MFG, Hatcher S, Stasiak K, Fleming T, Shepherd M, Merry SN.
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth with depression are often isolated and face the double stigma of mental ill-health and being non-heterosexual. Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) offers a means of providing these youth with ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hoarding Reality Shows Might Do More Harm Than Good
A recent episode of “Hoarders: Family Secrets” opens on an Ohio couple named Joyce and Wallace, who have been married for 31 years. They live in a mid-sized home that could probably be described as too roomy for just the two of them, were it not for the piles of junk that take up every surface in every room in the house. Wallace is at the end of his rope. Living with Joyce, who suffers from compulsive hoarding, has filled him with despair. Joyce admits she has a problem, but maintains that while she does have the power to get rid of the junk, she “just doesn’t feel like it." Such reality TV s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better
Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests that talking to a therapist should be the first line of treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for improving sleep among individuals suffering from chronic insomnia, according to an analysis of 20 previous studies published online this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that targets chronic stress and anxiety -- often at the root of sleeping problems -- by helping patients to identify dysfunctional thought patterns ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can't sleep? Talk therapy may help ease insomnia
Studies show a technique called cognitive behavior therapy can help people fall asleep faster without pills (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia
A review of data shows that cognitive behavior therapy works better than sleep medications. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 8, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Insomnia Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Help Treat Insomnia
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0806201517271800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – One in ten Americans suffers from chronic insomnia and tens of millions of prescriptions for sleep aids are written every year, but there may be a drug-free solution for patients who have trouble sleeping. A study finds that cognitive behavior therapy or CBT can help treat chronic insomnia in place of drugs. CBT involves teaching patient habits and relaxation techniques that reduce sleep anxiety and promote better sleep. “It helps improve their difficulty falling asleep,” says Michelle Drerup, PsyD of the Cleveland ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local cognitive behavior therapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Sleep sleep anxiety Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia
A review of data shows that cognitive behavior therapy works better than sleep medications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Insomnia Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

Depression 'starts in the womb' claim is unproven
ConclusionThis prospective cohort study found a link between depression in the mother during pregnancy and child maltreatment and depression in adulthood. The results suggested that the child maltreatment might be the intermediate “step” or “link” between maternal and offspring depression.The study has strengths and limitations. The strengths are that it prospectively followed women and their children up over a long time period. The prospective nature of the study is the best way to collect such information. This allowed the study to used standardised diagnostic interviews to collect consistent info...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Can a single-shot therapy session cure insomnia?
Conclusion This RCT demonstrates that a single one-hour session of CBT led to remission at one-month follow-up for 60% of people with acute insomnia, compared with 15% with a waiting list control. A course of six to eight weeks of CBT is already a recommended treatment for insomnia, and the results of this study suggest promise for a briefer intervention. This may be better if it makes it more likely people will accept treatment and stick with it. Shorter sessions would also be easier to provide, as they need fewer resources. However, there are important points to bear in mind before taking this study as conclusive p...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Medical practice Source Type: news

73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session
In the first ever study to attempt to treat insomnia in the acute phase -- before it becomes chronic -- researchers found that almost three-quarters of participants saw improvements in the quality of their sleep within three months following a 60-minute cognitive behavioural therapy session. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Question: Does Cognitive Behavior Therapy Include Insight?
Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they have unhelpful or upsetting reactions. Their emotions and behavior make sense once they understand how they perceived a given situation. And the characteristic themes in their perceptions (represented by their automatic thoughts) make sense once they understand their underlying beliefs. This insight alone, however, is not sufficient for most patients to recover from their psychiatric disorder or improve their psychological functioning. They need to solve problems and change the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness as Effective as CBT in Pain CatastrophizingMindfulness as Effective as CBT in Pain Catastrophizing
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may be as effective as cognitive-behavior therapy in countering the catastrophizing thought patterns of people with chronic back pain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mindfulness Beats Exercise, Healthy Diet in Resistant MDDMindfulness Beats Exercise, Healthy Diet in Resistant MDD
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is better than a healthy exercise and nutrition intervention in reducing treatment-resistant depression and has positive changes in areas of the brain linked to depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Antibiotics vs. Surgery for Appendicitis, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Nevada IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: A 56-year-old man with appendicitis has had three … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 19, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tuberculosis drug can improve effect of cognitive behavioral therapy
The effect of internet-based CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be boosted with a drug called d-cycloserine, which has long been used to treat TB. According to the results of the study, this enhancing effect is counteracted by antidepressants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

PTSD Treatment Can Start Early Despite Addiction (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Soldiers with less than 90 days sobriety saw benefits from cognitive therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 18, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Where to go from here? An exploratory meta-analysis of the most promising approaches to depression prevention programs for children and adolescents - Hetrick SE, Cox GR, Merry SN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the overall effect of individual depression prevention programs on future likelihood of depressive disorder and reduction in depressive symptoms. In addition, we have investigated whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpers... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Treat stress with mindfulness, says mental health charity
The Mental Health Foundation is calling for mindfulness based cognitive therapy to be available in all areas of the UK so that GPs can recommend it You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Men ' s health Women Lifestyle Editor s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Treat stress with mindfulness, says mental health charity
The Mental Health Foundation is calling for mindfulness based cognitive therapy to be available in all areas of the UK so that GPs can recommend it Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 11, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Latest News Source Type: news

'I'm coming out of the mental health closet for my daughter'
A quarter of us suffer from problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and depression, yet many feel too ashamed to ask for help. Here Bryony Gordon says that admiting her illness was the first step to beating it (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: OCD Mental Health Awareness Week Maternal OCD helpline Pure O Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Professor Thalia Eley MIND Bryony Gordon Source Type: news

Insomnia Could Kill You -- By Accident
We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death. A recent study puts in stark relief the dangers that insomnia can pose by increasing the risks for unintended fatal injury. Researchers in Norway undertook a large-scale evaluation of the relationship between symptoms of insomnia and the risk of fatal accidental injury. Their study included 54,399 men and women between the ages 20-89, all of whom participated in a public healt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Diabetes
In this study, participants received either enhanced usual care or enhanced usual care plus a CBT intervention. Four months after treatment, the group receiving CBT intervention showed greater improvements in medication adherence, depressive symptoms, and diabetes control compared to the usual care group. At the eight-month follow up, the CBT intervention group maintained their gains in adherence and diabetes control. As an example, a patient might react to a high blood glucose reading by thinking, "This is horrible! I'll never get my diabetes under control. I'm a failure." He may then feel sad, become discoura...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness Therapy May Offer Alternative to AntidepressantsMindfulness Therapy May Offer Alternative to Antidepressants
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer an alternative to drug treatment for recurrent depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term outcome of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in recurrently depressed patients with and without a depressive episode at baseline - van Aalderen JR, Donders AR, Peffer K, Speckens AE.
BACKGROUND: In a previous randomized controlled trial in patients with three or more previous depressive episodes, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) appeared to be equally effective in those who were depressed and those who were in remission at th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mindfulness trial shows cognitive based therapy offers an alternative to anti-depressant drugs in the prevention of depression relapse
A trial funded by the HTA Programme that compared mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) with anti-depressant drugs to prevent depressive relapse has published in The Lancet.       MBCT had previously been shown to reduce the risk of relapse or recurrence of depression when compared to usual care, however this is the... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - April 24, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness therapy as good as meds for depression
New research shows the right type of cognitive therapy could eliminate the need for antidepressants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds benefits to cognitive therapy
A new study shows that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills in stopping relapses for people recovering from bouts of depression. CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN with more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 10, 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