Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling OCD Symptoms —Even for People Without the Disorder
Rosalyn (not her real name) had no idea what she intended to do with the three boxes of spaghetti she had just dumped into her shopping cart. She didn’t want them—she certainly didn’t need them—but never mind, she had to buy them. And the spaghetti boxes weren’t the only unwanted items she picked up in the grocery store that day during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. If she so much as grazed one item while she was reaching for another, into the shopping cart it went. “Everything my hand touched I had to buy,” she said. “I didn’t feel I had a choice. There was t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Predictive factors for the outcome of emotional and/or behavioural disorders in 18- to 48-month-old children after parent-child psychotherapy: protocol of a European prospective cohort study - Herv é MJ, Maurice V, Gamon L, Rusconi Serpa S, Trojan D, Guedeney N, Tereno S, Guedeney A, Myquel M, Fernández A, Raynaud JP, Poinso F, Maury M, Purper-Ouakil D, Picot MC.
This article presents a short synthesis ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Despite the Stigma, ECT Remains a Gold Standard Despite the Stigma, ECT Remains a Gold Standard
A large-scale retrospective study showed that hospitalized patients undergoing ECT had lower rates of suicide and comparable risk of serious medical events as peers receiving psychotherapy and medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychotherapy motivation in refugees: the role of alexithymia, stigmatization, self-esteem, and psychotherapy expectations - Schlechter P, Wagner U, Morina N, Hellmann JH.
OBJECTIVE: Despite elevated mental health problems, refugees tend to hold more negative attitudes toward psychological help seeking than residents of receiving countries. Therefore, we examined variables expected to be related to different aspects of psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nursing people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: 'we all need to be on the same hymn sheet' - McCarrick C, Irving K, Lakeman R.
The diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been found to carry stigma and poor hope of recovery. More recently, it has been regarded as a treatable condition through psychotherapy. Despite this, patients often experience lengthy hospitaliza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effectiveness of integrative psychodynamic group psychotherapy on Ego Function in depression desorder - Hojjati A, Mojtabaei M, Sarafraz MR.
One of the problems of depressed people is the inability to self-knowledge and one of the possibly effective treatments in this field is therapies based on a psychoanalytic approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Themes and techniques in cycles of change in the psychotherapy treatment of women who experienced violence: an exploratory study - Zamora JC, Curia BG, Ruoso A, Lig ório I, Dias V, Habigzang LF.
The aim of this study was to identify and analyze cycles of change present in the psychotherapeutic treatment of women with a history of intimate partner violence. The sessions were audio-recorded and transcribed with the aid of the software TCM. Then, The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A mechanism-based approach to anti-aggression psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder: group treatment affects amygdala activation and connectivity - Neukel C, Bertsch K, Wenigmann M, Spie ß K, Krauch M, Steinmann S, Herpertz SC.
Aggression is highly prevalent in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Previous studies have identified specific biobehavioral mechanisms underlying aggression in BPD, threat sensitivity being among them. We composited the mechanism-based anti-aggression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evidence-based individual psychotherapy for complex posttraumatic stress disorder and at-risk groups for complex traumatization: a meta-review - Niemeyer H, Lorbeer N, Mohr J, Baer E, Knaevelsrud C.
BACKGROUND: The current meta-review of meta-analyses on psychotherapy research for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and samples at risk of complex traumatization has three aims: first, to provide an overview of efficacy of individual psychoth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mentalizing and group psychotherapy: a novel treatment for antisocial personality disorder - Bateman AW.
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a common condition associated with interpersonal and social violence, and current treatments are unsatisfactory. Mentalizing, which has developmental roots in attachment processes, offers a framework to reconsider ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Embitterment and aggression in psychotherapy patients - Noack I, Heinzel F, Linden M.
BACKGROUND:   Embitterment is an emotion which is known to everybody. Embitterment results in suffering for the afflicted person and the environment, including dysfunctional behavior and aggressive phantasies. This should be recognized in psychotherapy. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Reduction of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents with borderline personality organization treated with TFP-A - Jahn C, Wieacker E, Bender S, Krischer M.
This study examines whether transference-focused psychotherapy for adolescents (TFP-A) in a dayclinic setting increases the capability to regulate affects and decreases self-destructive behavior in adolescents with borderline personality organization in co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychotherapy after a  suicide attempt-current evidence and evaluation - Teismann T, Gysin-Maillart A.
Suicide attempts are considered one of the most important risk factors for suicide. Based on this, various psychotherapeutic treatments for persons after a  suicide attempt have been developed and evaluated in recent years. In this article, the current sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neurocognitive predictors of treatment outcomes in psychotherapy for comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders - Scott JC, Lynch KG, Cenkner DP, Kehle-Forbes SM, Polusny MA, Gur RC, Chen S, Foa EB, Oslin DW.
OBJECTIVE: Comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) is common, and both are associated with cognitive dysfunction. However, few studies examine the impact of cognitive deficits on treatment outcomes. Here, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The five year outcome of major depression: effects of baseline variables and type of treatment - Mulder RT, Frampton CM, Jordan J, Luty SE, McIntosh VV, Carter JD.
We report on the outcome of major depression five years after receiving treatment with medication or psychotherapy. METHODS: 472 patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Warning of ‘wild west’ in depression treatment as UK clinics offer ketamine
Exclusive: Up to six private clinics are offering drug, with health experts fearing a two-tier system of treatmentA growing number of private clinics are offering ketamine for depression, according to experts who warn of a potential “wild west” of providers with no national register of patients’ treatment being integrated into overall NHS care.At least six private providers in the UK offer the drug for depression. In March the first service that also includes psychotherapy opened in Bristol, charging £6,000 for a course of low-dose treatments and talking therapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Hannah Devlin Tags: Drugs NHS National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Depression Science Society UK news Health policy Source Type: news

Web-based eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for adults with suicidal ideation: protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Winkler O, Dhaliwal R, Greenshaw A, O'Shea K, Abba-Aji A, Chima C, Purdon SE, Burback L.
BACKGROUND: Adversity and traumatic experiences increase the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy that desensitizes painful memories, so that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

If You ’re Feeling Anxious, Try This 2,000-Year-Old, Neuroscience-Backed Hack
Some 2,000 years ago, in the throes of a targeted chase to his death, a Roman philosopher named Seneca had a thought: “what’s the worst that can happen?” Today, a growing body of research finds that a Seneca-inspired exercise—inviting the worried brain to literally envision its worst fears realized—is one of the most evidence-based treatments for anxiety. In scientific terms, that exercise is called imaginal exposure, or “facing the thing you’re most afraid of” by summoning it in your mind, says Dr. Regine Galanti, the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology, and a licen...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Hotz Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Individual psychotherapy can reduce suicidal ideation in First Episode Psychosis: further findings from the 2-year follow-up of the "Parma Early Psychosis" program - Pelizza L, Maestri D, Leuci E, Quattrone E, Azzali S, Paulillo G, Pellegrini P.
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal thinking is relevant in patients with First-Episode Psychosis (FEP). However, longitudinal studies specifically examining treatment response for suicidal ideation in FEP are still relatively scarce, especially with long-term design a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Anxiety Feels Terrible, But it Has an Upside. Here ’s How to Make it Work in Your Favor.
These days, there’s a lot to be anxious about. Between losing loved ones and experiencing financial strain to family stress and fears about illness, many of us are struggling more than ever. In a 2021 survey of more than 3,000 adults, 47% reported feeling anxious, and 57% of Black adults said they worried about their future. In addition, 54% of essential workers admitted to drinking alcohol and overeating to ease their emotional pain. Anyone who’s experienced anxiety knows the distress it can bring. Often, this spiky emotion causes a racing heart, headache and knotted stomach. Frequently, we interpret these sen...
Source: TIME: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Jacobs Hendel and Juli Fraga Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Anxiety Feels Terrible, But it Has an Upside. Here ’s How to Make it Work in Your Favor
These days, there’s a lot to be anxious about. Between losing loved ones and experiencing financial strain to family stress and fears about illness, many of us are struggling more than ever. In a 2021 survey of more than 3,000 adults, 47% reported feeling anxious, and 57% of Black adults said they worried about their future. In addition, 54% of essential workers admitted to drinking alcohol and overeating to ease their emotional pain. Anyone who’s experienced anxiety knows the distress it can bring. Often, this spiky emotion causes a racing heart, headache and knotted stomach. Frequently, we interpret these sen...
Source: TIME: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Jacobs Hendel and Juli Fraga Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Modifiable predictors of suicidal ideation during psychotherapy for late-life major depression. a machine learning approach - Alexopoulos GS, Raue PJ, Banerjee S, Mauer E, Marino P, Soliman M, Kanellopoulos D, Solomonov N, Adeagbo A, Sirey JA, Hull TD, Kiosses DN, Are án PA.
This study aimed to identify subgroups of depressed older adults with distinct trajectories of suicidal ideation during brief psychotherapy and to detect modifiable predictors of membership to the trajectories of suicidal ideation. Latent growth mixed mode... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine
From Wall Street to Hollywood, psychedelics are having a cultural moment. For those of us who grew up in the “this is your brain on drugs” era, it’s hard to let go of stigma—and the mental image of an egg sizzling on a hot pan. But as a growing number of states and cities move to decriminalize drugs, and investors flock to an emerging market for psychedelic health care, substances like psilocybin, ketamine and LSD are edging into mainstream culture—and setting the stage for a paradigm shift in modern medicine. Within the next few years, we could see psychedelic therapies prescribed for refract...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Male depression risk, psychological distress, and psychotherapy uptake: validation of the German version of the male depression risk scale - Walther A, Grub J, Ehlert U, Wehrli S, Rice S, Seidler ZE, Debelak R.
Background Screening for depressive disorders in men may be complicated by traditional male role norms. The Male Depression Risk Scale (MDRS) was developed to aid screening for depression in men adhering to traditional male role norms and to facilitate id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Psychologic Treatment of Depression vs. Pharmacotherapy Psychologic Treatment of Depression vs. Pharmacotherapy
This study examined the effects of psychotherapy compared with pharmacotherapy, combined treatment, care as usual, and other control conditions among patients in primary care.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychiatrist adds two KC businesses to his physician practice
CEO of Integrated Psychiatric Consultants Dr. Vishal Adma acquired a business in Overland Park and part ownership another in Prairie Village, according to a release from IPC. Adma aims to establish an all-encompassing psychiatric services group in Kansas City area, the release said. The Overland Park business is called Responsive Centers for Psychology and Learning, and the Prairie Village operation is Collective Medical Research. Combined, the three groups can offer assistance in psychotherapy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

DNA methylation changes following narrative exposure therapy in a randomized controlled trial with female former child soldiers - Carleial S, N ätt D, Unternährer E, Elbert T, Robjant K, Wilker S, Vukojevic V, Kolassa IT, Zeller AC, Koebach A.
The aftermath of traumatization lives on in the neural and epigenetic traces creating a momentum of affliction in the psychological and social realm. Can psychotherapy reorganise these memories through changes in DNA methylation signatures? Using a randomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychotherapy never cleared my ‘brain fog’ and mental health woes. So I tried neurofeedback.
Most people, even many doctors, haven’t heard much about the treatment and it hasn’t been subjected to rigorous clinical tests. But it has given me relief. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Fox Source Type: news

Ultra-brief crisis interpersonal psychotherapy based intervention for suicidal children and adolescents - Klomek AB, Catalan LH, Apter A.
Suicidal behaviors in adolescence are a major public health concern. The dramatic rise in self-injurious behaviors among adolescents has led to an overwhelming increase in the number of those presenting to the emergency rooms. The intervention described be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Seizures (Medical) Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Therapy and Rehabilitation Brain Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Suicides and Suicide Attempts Memory Electroshock Therapy Source Type: news

What 9/11 Survivors and First Responders Have Taught Us About Public Health in the 20 Years Since the Attacks
Dr. David Prezant was knocked fully airborne at 9:59 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t see the impact coming, but he felt it when it hit—and it nearly killed him. Little more than an hour earlier, Prezant, then the deputy chief medical officer of the Fire Department of New York, was headed for his usual workplace at the FDNY’s Office of Medical Affairs, just across the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. He had already heard that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and he reckoned that it was an accident. By the time he reached his office, however, the South Tower had been struc...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Malawi: Ticia Counselling Centre Announces September Intake for Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
[Nyasa Times] A consortium of Ticia Counselling Centre, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health and Population has announced that it has started receiving applications for Certificate Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy tenable in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu commencing in September, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bringing shame out of the shadows: identifying shame in child sexual abuse disclosure processes and implications for psychotherapy - McElvaney R, Lateef R, Collin-V ézina D, Alaggia R, Simpson M.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) has been described as a highly stigmatizing experience. Despite the recognition of shame as a significant contributor to psychological distress following CSA, an inhibitor of CSA disclosure, and a challenging emotion to overcome in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychiatric company expands presence to Birmingham
A clinical mental health company has expanded its presence in the Birmingham area.   The Hawkins Group, a psychiatric consultant group, has opened a 3,600-square-foot office at 2803 Greystone Commercial Blvd. in Birmingham.  The Hawkins Group has been in business since May 2019 after opening its first clinics in Auburn. The company offers traditional psychiatric practice servi ces, including medication management, psychotherapy, addiction management and a form of treatment called TMS therapy, or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Impact of a mechanism-based anti-aggression psychotherapy on behavioral mechanisms of aggression in patients with borderline personality disorder - Honecker H, Bertsch K, Spie ß K, Krauch M, Kleindienst N, Herpertz SC, Neukel C.
INTRODUCTION: Aggressive behavior is highly prevalent in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and represents a major burden for patients and their environment. Previous studies have hypothesized threat hypersensitivity, among other mechanism... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or substance use disorders - Chao YS, Horton J.
Two systematic reviews, 3 randomized controlled trials, and 2 single-arm safety trials were identified that evaluated several combinations of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Psilocybin was the psychedelic most tested. Other psychedelics identified in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comparison of accelerated resolution therapy for PTSD between veterans with and without prior PTSD treatment - Pang T, Murn L, Williams D, Lawental M, Abhayakumar A, Kip KE.
INTRODUCTION: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder commonly caused by a traumatic event(s) and prevalent among service members and veterans. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an emerging "mind-body" psychotherapy for PTSD t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Changes in violence and clinical distress among men in individual psychotherapy for violence against their female partner: an explorative study - Askeland IR, Birkeland MS, L ømo B, Tjersland OA.
Most interventions for men who have acted violently toward their partner have been conducted as group interventions within a criminal justice context. Therefore, few studies have examined individual psychotherapy and how such interventions may reduce partn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Provider perspectives on delivering dialectical behavior therapy via telehealth during COVID-19 in the Department of Veterans Affairs - Landes SJ, Pitcock JA, Harned MS, Connolly SL, Meyers LL, Oliver CM.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for repeated suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injury and Borderline Personality Disorder. There has been little research on the effectiveness or implementation of DBT via telehealth. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Behavioral health firm opens Huntersville office as it eyes more expansion
MindPath Care Centers has opened its second Charlotte-area location. That almost 4,000-square-foot location is at 9930 Kincey Ave. in Huntersville. It opened on July 26. The office will serve residents north of Charlotte, including the Lake Norman and Mountain Island areas. Jeff Williams, chief strategy officer at MindPath, said the Huntersville office will have about 10 psychiatry and psychotherapy providers. It will offer a mix of in-office and virtual care. The office could support 15 or more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Moving from tradition-based to competence-based psychotherapy
Current education and training in psychological interventions is mostly based on different'schools'(traditions such as cognitive –behavioural or psychodynamic therapy), and strong identification with these specific traditions continuously hinders a scientifically based development of psychotherapy. This review is selective rather than systematic and comprehensive. After summarising current problems, a pathway for solving th ese problems is presented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victims of the terrorist attacks in Belgium and professional mental health aid barriers: a qualitative study - Van Overmeire R, Muysewinkel E, Van Keer RL, Vesentini L, Bilsen J.
INTRODUCTION: Terrorist attacks can cause short and long-term stress-reactions, anxiety, and depression among those exposed. Sometimes, professional mental health aid, meaning all types of professional psychotherapy, would be appropriate, but victims often... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women ’s Mental Health Issues
About one in seven women who give birth in the U.S. experience postpartum depression—a condition that can leave them exhausted, make it difficult for them to bond with their babies, and even generate thoughts of suicide. Left untreated, the condition can become chronic and interfere with the development of suffering mothers’ babies. It also takes a toll on society at large; untreated maternal mental health conditions cost the U.S. more than $14 billion a year, according to a 2019 study from Mathematica, a social policy research firm. Despite this, many women struggling with postpartum depression do not receive ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Malawi: Consortium Introduces Online Lessons to Address Shortage of Psychosocial Support Providers
[Nyasa Times] In an effort to bridge a gap in mental health and psychosocial services in Malawi, a consortium of Ticia Counseling Centre, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health have introduced online classes in Counselling and Psychotherapy and HIV Testing and Testing Counselling. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conflicted anger as a central dynamic in depression in adolescents-a double case study - Henriksen AK, Ulberg R, Tallberg BPU, L øvgren A, Johnsen Dahl HS.
The incidence of depression in teenagers has increased for many years and is one of the most common diagnosis in adolescent psychiatry. Effective and accessible psychotherapy methods need sustained attention since psychopharmaceutic treatment might be less... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Combining psychopharmacotherapy and psychotherapy is not associated with better treatment outcome in major depressive disorder - evidence from the European Group for the Study of Resistant Depression - Bartova L, Fugger G, Dold M, Swoboda MMM, Zohar J, Mendlewicz J, Souery D, Montgomery S, Fabbri C, Serretti A, Kasper S.
Despite plenty of effective antidepressant (AD) treatments, the outcome of major depressive disorder (MDD) is often unsatisfactory, probably due to improvable exploitation of available therapies. This European, cross-sectional, naturalistic multicenter stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Evidence-based patient-psychotherapist matching improves mental health care
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) In first-of-its kind research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst psychotherapy researcher, mental health care patients matched with therapists who had a strong track record of treating the patients' primary concerns had better results than patients who were not so matched. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: New Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety, Depression in Heart Patients
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- A type of psychotherapy that changes how people regulate thinking patterns may reduce anxiety and depression for people recovering from heart problems, new research shows. The study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Access to peer support combined with telehealth being studied to combat PTSD
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The military mantra of 'no man left behind' is being applied to help veterans complete treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based psychotherapy, paired with peer support, in a study led by trauma researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An update on the latest treatment approaches with suicidal adolescents - Spirito A, Webb M, Cheek S, Wolff J, Esposito-Smythers C.
To summarize the literature on the treatment of suicidal adolescents in order to determine the psychotherapy approach with the strongest evidence as well as the core treatment techniques that cut across therapies. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news