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The relationship between the UPPS-P impulsive personality traits and substance use psychotherapy outcomes: a meta-analysis - Hershberger AR, Um M, Cyders MA.
BACKGROUND: Although impulsive personality traits have been well implicated in substance use disorder (SUD) risk, little work has established how specific impulsive personality traits influence and are influenced by SUD psychotherapy outcomes. The purpose ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD
Brain activity patterns in response to emotional regulation tasks may help predict which PTSD patients respond best to psychotherapy and may point to novel treatments, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Injured Workers: Chronic Pain Risk Factors Explored
Conclusion Psychosocial risk factors gone unchecked can be debilitating, leaving the injured worker in chronic pain and unable to function much at all. An expertly trained CBT psychologist can teach techniques that transform these workers, and in a short period of time. (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael Coupland, RPsych Tags: Aging Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Health Insurance Healthy Living Medications Professional Psychotherapy Treatment Work Issues Anxiety Avoidance Catastrophizing delayed recovery Disability Helplessness in Source Type: news

Science News » Imaging Pinpoints Brain Circuits Changed by PTSD Therapy
Using brain imaging to track the effects of treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists have identified a brain circuit on which a frequently used and effective psychotherapy (prolonged exposure) acts to quell symptoms. The findings help explain why the neural circuit identified is a promising target for additional treatment development, including brain stimulation therapies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Charlotte Armstrong Source Type: news

Imaging reveals how well PTSD patients will respond to psychotherapy, researchers find
(Stanford University Medical Center) A pair of studies led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine demonstrates that scientists can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, which patients with post-traumatic stress disorder will respond to a method of psychotherapy often used to treat the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Guidelines for Helping Your Loved One with Schizophrenia
In my practice I have seen several clients with schizophrenia. In that time I have noticed that a good majority of the therapy and psychoeducation is also needed for the family and loved ones of the person with schizophrenia. I cannot tell you how many times I hear pleas from family members that they just want to know how to help, communicate, understand and engage with their loved one but cannot find enough resources or help. The purpose of this article is to offer some understanding of the cycle of schizophrenia as well as “do’s” and “don’ts” of how to help your loved one. Responding t...
Source: Psych Central - July 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Artesani Blanks, M.Ed., LMHC Tags: Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Caregivers Family Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia anosognosia Caregiving defensive thinking Delusions family support Family therapy Grandeur Hallucination Hallucinations Intrusi Source Type: news

World's first trials of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction set to begin
Imperial College London scientists expect to give first dose in the next two months alongside psychotherapyDoctors in Bristol are set to begin the world ’s first clinical study into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction.Researchers are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome addiction more effectively than conventional treatments. The small trial was granted ethical approval a few weeks ago and the team expects to give the first dose of MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy pills, within the next two months.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Drugs Science Alcoholism Health UK news Society Source Type: news

A Step Forward in Our Understanding of C-PTSD
The concept of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as C-PTSD for short, was first developed in the early 1990s. As with all scientific advances, not everyone realized its importance immediately and time was required to both refine and propagate the idea. The World Health Organization, for example, still does not recognize C-PSTD as a distinct health problem, though it may be included in the new list, scheduled for publication in 2018. The widespread slowness in recognizing C-PTSD is sometimes frustrating for those of us working in the field of psychology, trauma, and behavioral health. C-PTSD can produce severe d...
Source: Psych Central - June 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Caregivers Children and Teens Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma bullying C-PTSD Child Abuse Child Development child neglect Childhood Trauma complex post-traumatic stress disorder complex posttraumatic stre Source Type: news

Exercise, CBT, Diminish Diabetes-Associated Depression Exercise, CBT, Diminish Diabetes-Associated Depression
The study also is the first to show improved glycemic control related to exercise plus psychotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Psychosocial interventions for self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempt in children and young people: What? How? Who? and Where?
We reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of indicated individual psychosocial interventions for the treatment of self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in children and young people, with a particular emphasis on the emerging use of electronic methods to deliver psychological interventions. In total, 16 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were identified, none of which included children under the age of 12 years. Cognitive –behavioural therapy is the most commonly implemented approach in RCTs until now, although problem-solving therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, social support and distal support me...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simpler therapy may successfully treat adolescents with anorexia nervosa
Family-based treatment (FBT) is an effective evidence-based therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN) and is the recommended approach to treatment at the present time. The effectiveness of other treatments such as individual psychotherapy (ego-oriented therapy) and generic family therapy (systemic family therapy) is based on less evidence and such treatments are not as effective as FBT.1 Whether treatment involving the whole family, or a simpler treatment involving parents only, differ in effectiveness is not known.This was a single-site study conducted at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. A total of ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pride in Mental Health: An Interview With The Trevor Project And Crisis Text Line
This week I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line.  We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really.  But for those of us who face constant discrimination it can be a matter of life and death.  The trouble is that psychotherapy is stigmatized; not enough clinicians are competent, curious, or empathetic enough to make a connection with LGBTQ clients; and too many people simply can’t afford therapy, or their insu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain-Circuit-Based Therapies for OCD
I say it over and over again when I write about OCD. The evidence-based psychological treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known as exposure and response prevention (ERP). Medication is helpful for some individuals as well. With proper treatment, most people with OCD will improve. But what if you don’t? What if, after attempting these traditional therapies, there is no improvement and you are still suffering with severe OCD? While I’ve written before about some people with OCD erroneously being labeled treatment-resistant, there are indeed a small number of peopl...
Source: Psych Central - June 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Brain Medicine Nervous System Neuron Neuroscience Ocd Source Type: news

Nonlinear change processes during psychotherapy characterize patients who have made multiple suicide attempts - Bryan CJ, Rudd MD.
Research suggests that multiple suicide attempters experience considerable variability in suicide ideation and longer-duration suicidal crises, which suggests the possibility of two states of stability (one low risk and one high risk). To date, however, fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UCLA doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression
Americans spend billions of dollars each year  on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to 70 percent of people who take them. In addition, the number of people with depression has increased 18 percent since 2005, according to the World Health Organization, which this year launched a global campaign encouraging people to seek treatment. The  Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What It's Like To Have Postpartum Depression In Rural America
After her daughter’s birth, Jeanne Sager, 34, felt so distraught that she feared leaving the house. “It was June, the weather was gorgeous, but I wouldn’t venture to the front porch,” she says. Sager had postpartum depression, the No. 1 complication of pregnancy that affects almost 20 percent of new mothers. According to Postpartum Support International, women may become depressed at any time during the first year after giving birth. While the exact cause is unknown, stressors, such as hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation and lack of social support, may contribute to this mental health diso...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapists Spill: How I Faced My Fears
We assume that therapists have everything figured out. We assume they don’t really struggle—or at least not like we do. Which means they don’t have fears—or they’ve conquered them a long time ago. Which means they rarely worry or get self-conscious. They rarely agonize about really small things. After all, they’re experts in psychological health, right? But while therapists do have a deep understanding of fear and a range of effective tools to deal with it, they still experience it. Because fear is human. Because everyone experiences fear. Everyone worries. Everyone struggles. We don&rsq...
Source: Psych Central - June 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Psychology Stress Therapists Spill Ashley Thorn Chris Kingman Clinical Psychology Embarrassment Failure Fear Laura Reagan Lena Aburdene Derhally Psychotherapy Rejection ryan howes worry Source Type: news

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 -- Many barriers can keep people from psychotherapy, such as cost or the availability of a qualified health provider. But new research suggests that online therapy programs can help some people with mild to moderate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Candid, Honest Reasons These Women Called Off Their Engagements
K.J., a single mom, had been in a relationship with Ben for three years before deciding that enough was enough: He didn’t seem to want to move in together, let alone get married. “With a broken heart, I went to break it off with him, and in a panic, he asked me to marry him,” she told HuffPost. “Our engagement was more stressful than ecstatic.”  In the end, the engagement didn’t pan out. But she’s not alone; many women and men call off relationships with people they they seriously considered marrying.  A common reason is fear of commitment, according to Elisabeth LaM...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bouldering envisioned as new treatment for depression
(University of Arizona) UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer and her colleagues involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the social, mental and physical endurance of bouldering could be successful psychotherapy for treating depression in adults. Stelzer co-led the team, based in Germany, with Katharina Luttenberger of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Change during psychotherapy through sand play tray in children that have been sexually abused - Tornero MDLA, Capella C.
This paper presents the results of a qualitative study on the use of sandplay, or sand tray therapy, in the psychotherapeutic process of children who have been sexually abused. A longitudinal study was carried out with seven participants between the ages o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy versus brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depression (IMPACT): a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled trial.
Although there are effective psychological treatments for unipolar major depression in adolescents, whether or not one or more of the available therapies maintain reduced depressive symptoms 1 year after the end of treatment is not known. This is a non-trivial issue because maintaining lowered depressive symptoms below a clinical threshold level reduces the risk for diagnostic relapse into the adult years. To determine whether or not either of two specialist psychological treatments, cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) or short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP), is more effective than a reference brief psych...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dealing with OCD — When Instincts Are Wrong
So many times in my life, especially in my role as a mom, I have trusted my instincts when faced with difficult decisions. When my son was dealing with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, I again trusted my instincts, and while my gut feelings often led me down the right path, there are times when all they did was lead to trouble. As it turns out, trusting your instincts in relation to OCD is not always the best way to go — especially when dealing with family accommodation. Family accommodation refers to a family member’s participation or assistance in the rituals of their relative with OCD. Some common ...
Source: Psych Central - May 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anxiety Caregivers Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy anxious thoughts Avoidance Enabling ERP Therapy Exposure Response Prevention Therapy Family Accommodation Instincts Obsessions Ocd Rituals Sev Source Type: news

Pro bono psychotherapy with survivors of intimate partner violence - Conway KM.
This article describes a program called "Connect and Change" in which psychotherapists in private practice offer long-term psychotherapy to women who have experienced intimate partner violence. The program is for women who cannot pay for therapy on their o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences, breast cancer, and psychotherapy - Wendling CA.
This study is based on 14 women's breast cancer autobiographies that mention adverse childhood experiences. Recent research has established that early trauma tends to be associated with long-lasting physiological deregulations such as an overactive fight-o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Leaning Into Yourself: Abandoning Fear And Embracing Yourself
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass We went around the room, one by one answering the question proposed by our graduate school professor in the counseling psychology program I’d recently been accepted into: “Once you complete your master’s and doctoral degrees, what do you intend to do?” Perpetually anxious, I hyperventilated as each member of my cohort detailed their future research plans, careers in academia, and other equally intimidating (and boring, in my opinion) pursuits. “Angie, what about you?” Dr. Wesley asked sincerely, his head slightly ti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga may bring long-term benefits for people with depression
Conclusion The study will have to be interpreted in the context of other research into yoga and depression. But taken in isolation, it doesn't provide firm evidence that yoga is beneficial for depression. The findings are applicable to a very specific population group: people with moderately severe depression who took antidepressants (often alongside other psychological therapy) and had no other mental health illness. They also hadn't previously practised yoga, but must have had an interest in doing so as they responded to advertisements. This means the groups by no means represent all people with depression symptoms.&nb...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Mental Illness? Scientists Need Your Help To Find Out.
To the federal government, psychedelic drugs like LSD, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly in its street forms), and psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in mushrooms) are dangerous Schedule I substances with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. But leading psychedelic researchers paint a much different picture ― one of fascinating compounds with the power to rewire the human brain and possibly revolutionize treatment for a number of debilitating mental health issues. We’ve yet to find a conclusive answer that can prove either side right or wrong, though initial indications suggest it’s fair t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Mental Illness? Scientists Need Your Help To Find Out.
To the federal government, psychedelic drugs like LSD, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly in its street forms), and psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in mushrooms) are dangerous Schedule I substances with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. But leading psychedelic researchers paint a much different picture ― one of fascinating compounds with the power to rewire the human brain and possibly revolutionize treatment for a number of debilitating mental health issues. We’ve yet to find a conclusive answer that can prove either side right or wrong, though initial indications suggest it’s fair t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is Therapy So Expensive?
After a bout of breakup-induced anxiety and depression, 31-year-old New York City resident Emily Taylor decided to look for a therapist. But finding a mental health professional to accept her Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plan proved to be nearly impossible. “I spent days looking for therapists near me that were covered by my insurance,” Taylor said. “For the very few I did find, I spent over five hours on the phone trying to get appointments, [only] to find that they were either not accepting new patients or the wait time was two months.” Taylor was able to locate plenty of highly rev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allegiance Health Seeks Tax-Backed Infusion from Eureka Springs
The troubled health care management company that originally planned to build a new hospital in Eureka Springs is now asking city taxpayers to borrow millions to renovate a facility that is nearly 100 years old. Allegiance Health Management Inc. of Shreveport operates 17-bed Eureka Springs Hospital for the city, often at a net loss, and CEO Rock Bordelon told the City Council in March that the city’s Hospital Commission would have to borrow the estimated $6 million to $8 million for the upgrades. “In the case here, I wouldn’t be borrowing the money,” Bordelon said during a March 27 council meeting, a...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Emma Stone Explains Exactly How She Handles Her Anxiety
Props to Emma Stone for seeking help for anxiety.  The Oscar winner opened up in a new video from the Child Mind Institute about how methods like therapy and meditation help her manage the condition, which she’s been dealing with since childhood. Her account is a candid and inspiring message about the power of seeking treatment.  “[Anxiety] has always been something that I’ve lived with and flares up at different times in my life, but sometimes while it’s happening, like when I’m in a phase of real turmoil or the anxiety is very stron...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathogenic beliefs among patients with depressive disorders - Neelapaijit A, Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Thongpibul K.
INTRODUCTION: Pathogenic belief is a central construct within control-mastery theory, which is an integrated dynamic-cognitive-relational approach in psychotherapy. Pathogenic beliefs result from traumatic life experiences and are considered the root of an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Meta-analysis of interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in adult survivors of mass violence in low- and middle-income countries - Morina N, Malek M, Nickerson A, Bryant RA.
BACKGROUND: Most survivors of mass violence live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled psychotherapy trials for adult posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression in LMICs. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on post-traumatic stress symptoms in youth - Mueller MK, McCullough L.
Equine-assisted therapy has become an increasingly popular complementary mental health treatment approach, but there is limited empirical research assessing the effectiveness of this practice. In particular, equine-facilitated psychotherapy has many potent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of psychotherapy for major depressive disorder on daily mood and functioning: a longitudinal experience sampling study - Eddington KM, Burgin CJ, Silvia PJ, Fallah N, Majestic C, Kwapil TR.
Experience sampling methodology (ESM) was used in a randomized controlled trial of short-term therapy to examine changes in daily affect and reactivity to daily event appraisals among depressed patients. Fifty-five depressed adults (mean age 37 years, 80 %... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

ERP and ACT for OCD — Making Sense of the Acronyms!
As I, and many others, have mentioned numerous times before, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the evidence-based psychological treatment of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, over the years there is another acronym that has made its way into some “OCD tool boxes.” I am talking about ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which involves mindfulness and the acceptance of our actions. It also delves into our commitment to making changes. Think Serenity Prayer. In a wonderful seminar at the International OCD Conference back in 2012, I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Jonathan Gray...
Source: Psych Central - April 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychotherapy Treatment Commitment Therapy Erp ERP Therapy evidence-based treatment exposure response prevention Ocd Source Type: news

Efficacy and acceptability of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in adolescents: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Pu J, Zhou X, Liu L, Zhang Y, Yang L, Yuan S, Zhang H, Han Y, Zou D, Xie P.
In this study, we evaluate the efficacy and safety of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for adolescents with depression. We searched our existing database and electronic databases, including PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and CINAHL da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

History of sexual trauma moderates psychotherapy outcome for posttraumatic stress disorder - Markowitz JC, Neria Y, Lovell K, Van Meter PE, Petkova E.
BACKGROUND: Moderators of differential psychotherapy outcome for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rare, yet have crucial clinical importance. We tested the moderating effects of trauma type for three psychotherapies in 110 unmedicated patients with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Interpersonal Psychotherapy via Telephone for PPD Symptoms Interpersonal Psychotherapy via Telephone for PPD Symptoms
A study examined the effects of telephone-based interpersonal psychotherapy for PPD administered by certified nurse-midwives.Evidence-Based Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Identify & Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, A Psychologist ’ s Perspective
Conclusion OCD can take all kinds of forms, but the key principles in managing it remain the same. Start questioning the beliefs your cycle of thoughts and actions is based on, and at the same time work on breaking the cycle by extending the time between the thought and the action. When Daniel came to me the idea that, he was suffering from a simple, treatable condition like OCD was unthinkable, but after a few short weeks of treatment his symptoms had all but vanished and his mood and life were back on track. OCD shouldn’t be able to ruin your life, so follow these simple steps to put your intrusive thoughts back in...
Source: Psych Central - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Angus Munro Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychotherapy Therapists Spill Treatment Compulsive Behavior Coping Skills Depression exposure and response prevention Intrusive Thought Source Type: news

When Advice Crosses the Line
During the process of my son’s recovery from his eating disorder I have received advice from many places. More often than not this advice was helpful and appreciated. Many people have shared with me their tips and creative strategies for managing eating disorders in their homes and many of them I utilized in our own home. There was, of course, that “advice” from friends or family members that was really not very helpful at all. That generally wasn’t advice though. That was usually a very ill-informed statement or comment that would sometimes make me wonder whether it was intended to be helpful at al...
Source: Psych Central - April 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christina Leigh Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Eating Disorders Family Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment dietary needs Family therapy Grief Healthcare Providers Malnutrition Support Group Support Groups unsolicited advice Source Type: news

Don't Shame Me For Grieving My Dog's Death
“U want to cancel bc ur dog back home died? Haha.” A few months after I moved to New York in 2013, I learned that my beloved childhood yorkie, Sapp, passed away. I was supposed to go on a date that night ― my first one ever since moving to the city ― and I felt like I just couldn’t handle it. That was the text I got in response to suggesting we reschedule. I went on the date because I felt bad inconveniencing him. (Ah, young Lindsay. Still had so much to learn.) Part of me hoped that it would be a good distraction. When I got there, I was met with more condescension about my emotions. Unsurprisin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Perspective] Breathing to inspire and arouse
Breathing is one of the perpetual rhythms of life that is often taken for granted, its apparent simplicity belying the complex neural machinery involved. This behavior is more complicated than just producing inspiration, as breathing is integrated with many other motor functions such as vocalization, orofacial motor behaviors, emotional expression (laughing and crying), and locomotion (1, 2). In addition, cognition can strongly influence breathing. Conscious breathing during yoga, meditation, or psychotherapy can modulate emotion, arousal state, or stress (3). Therefore, understanding the links between breathing behavior, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Shahriar Sheikhbahaei Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Not Just for Attention: Stop Teen Suicide
The subject of depression and suicide, especially in the case of children and teens, is a tremendous concern. Unfortunately, many cases go missed not necessarily because those surrounding these young people don’t care or pay enough attention to them, but more because they aren’t aware of what to look out for. I am a suicide survivor. I also grew up with a suicidal mother and witnessed a peer successfully commit suicide, ironically, when I was in the emergency room beside her being treated for the same thing. I was saved, while her family still mourns for her. These experiences, including the fact that my twelve...
Source: Psych Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chynna Laird Tags: Antidepressants Children and Teens Depression Medications Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stress Suicide Therapists Spill Treatment Anxiety Coping Skills Depression Mood Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Monoamine Oxi Source Type: news

Dying for love: an attachment problem with some perpetrator introjects - Sinason V.
This paper focuses on some problematic victim-perpetrator dynamics in psychotherapy with patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder where there has been longstanding multi-perpetrator organized abuse described, which also involves family members. Additio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Neuropsychological rehabilitation and psychotherapy of adult traumatic brain injury patients with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Liu ZQ, Zeng X, Duan CY.
INTRODUCTION: There is still insufficient appreciation whether neuropsychological rehabilitation and psychotherapy are effective in attenuating depression following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This knowledge gap was addressed in the present systematic re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help individual patients recover from depression. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news