Brain scans may help predict response to OCD therapies
Differences in brain activity seen on scans taken before psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder corresponded with responses to treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now
Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: your-feed-science Therapy and Rehabilitation Telemedicine Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Computers and the Internet Depression (Mental) your-feed-health University of Source Type: news

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. And there’s no special elixir in it—just water. But all the same, the jug provides a certain kind of healing. When patients are struggling, crying, overcome in some way, Gottlieb, a Los Angeles based practitioner and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to someone, will offer up a cup of water, pour it for them and hand it across. In that small gesture is a whole constellati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How do gender and military sexual trauma impact PTSD symptoms in cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure? - Khan AJ, Holder N, Li Y, Shiner B, Madden E, Seal K, Neylan TC, Maguen S.
OBJECTIVE: Effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for PTSD can vary based on gender and trauma type, with poorer outcomes for men and sexual traumas. Among veterans receiving EBPs for PTSD, the effects of the interaction between gender and mil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chatbots delivering psychotherapy help decrease opioid use after surgery
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A study showed that patients receiving messages from a chatbot used a third fewer opioids after fracture surgery, and their overall pain level fell, too. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of midwife-supported psychotherapy on antenatal depression, anxiety and maternal health: a meta-analysis and literature review - Han Q, Guo M, Ren F, Duan D, Xu X.
The onset of depression and anxiety during the antenatal stage of pregnancy is common. Despite the conception of numerous interventions in the past decades, studies show no signs of decline in the prevalence of antenatal depression and anxiety. Recently, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Psychodynamic based equine-assisted psychotherapy in adults with intertwined personality problems and traumatization: a systematic review - Kov ács G, van Dijke A, Enders-Slegers MJ.
The growing field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), a subfield of animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP), needs theoretically-based clinical studies. This systematic review examines the existing clinical studies in adult populations on psychodynamic psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Intrinsic connectomes underlying response to trauma-focused psychotherapy in post-traumatic stress disorder - Korgaonkar MS, Chakouch C, Breukelaar IA, Erlinger M, Felmingham KL, Forbes D, Williams LM, Bryant RA.
Although trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) is the frontline treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), up to one-half of patients are treatment nonresponders. To understand treatment nonresponse, it is important to understand the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coming to Terms with Unreality
When I was 14 years old, I entered my freshman year of high school feeling nothing but a dull sense of disquietude. I was not happy to be starting the new school year. I was always “the quiet kid”, and that label only rang truer over time, as I retreated further into my shell with each passing school year. I had few friends, and the ones I had were fair-weather, frequently passing up hanging out with me in favor of others. I knew in the back of my mind that I should feel stressed or upset when the year began, but I just felt empty.  My late childhood and early adolescence, meant to be a time of growth and ...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Renee Consorte Tags: Dissociative disorders Personal Stories Adolescence Depersonalization Derealization Dissociation Resentment Social Anxiety Source Type: news

Weekly gathering of male comrades is a soothing oasis for me in perilous times
I dropped out the psychotherapy group several years ago. Now I’m back, and I’ve regained a profound sense of community at a time when I didn’t even realize how much I missed it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Perl Source Type: news

What Is Trauma Therapy Like? Part 2: How Neurobiology Informs Trauma Therapy
Therapy and the Brain It seems ironic that after Freud, as a neurologist, abandoned his studies on brain functioning to replace them with the studies of the unconscious — and that he actually abandoned his studies on traumatization — the trauma therapy world is arriving to a point comparable to the point where he started: the understanding of the brain as the basis of understanding the mind. Trauma therapy is leveraging neuroscience because having an understanding of how traumatization affects the brain helps to not only dismantle common misconceptions and to stop victim-blaming statements, but it also explains...
Source: Psych Central - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonieta Contreras, LCSW-R, CCTP-II, BCN Tags: Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System complex post-traumatic stress disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma Informed Care Traumatic Memories traumatization Source Type: news

What is Trauma Therapy Like? Part 1: Less Talking and More Doing
Freud called psychoanalysis the third impossible profession (the other two being education and government). It may be as valid to say that psychotherapy is another impossible profession. Many therapists desire to master several of the countless therapeutic modalities available today in their endless pursuit to feel more adept at offering hope, especially to the large number of individuals looking to alleviate the despair rooted in the experience of traumatization. Trauma therapy requires mastering several modalities and unlearning most of what therapy was before. Not “impossible” but definitely a fascinating an...
Source: Psych Central - July 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonieta Contreras, LCSW-R, CCTP-II, BCN Tags: Abuse PTSD Trauma Treatment Violence & Aggression C-PTSD complex trauma Neurobiology Trauma Therapy Traumatic Experience traumatice memories Source Type: news

3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy for victims of sexual abuse with severe post-traumatic stress disorder: an open label pilot study in Brazil - Jardim AV, Jardim DV, Chaves BR, Steglich M, Ot'alora G M, Mithoefer MC, da Silveira DX, T ófoli LF, Ribeiro S, Matthews R, Doblin R, Schenberg EE.
OBJECTIVE: To conduct Brazil's first clinical trial employing 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), given its high prevalence resulting from epidemic violence. METHODS: Of 60 voluntee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Featured Review: Psychological interventions for psychosis in adolescents
ConclusionsSome psychological interventions may have beneficial effects for selected outcomes but, overall, most results suggest little or no effect. However, all our results were based on data from a very small number of studies with small numbers of participants. We also have concerns with the methods used in these studies. Thus, there is considerable uncertainty about the reliability of these findings. We cannot make firm conclusions based on this evidence. Relevant well ‐conducted randomised controlled trials are needed.Read the full systematic reviewVisit the Cochrane Schizophrenia   websiteWednesday, July 8, 2...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Maintaining the tension between the classic seduction theory and the role of unconscious fantasies: a contemporary reconsideration - Harel G.
This article describes the long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy of a young woman who had experienced trauma during her childhood. The details of the trauma were unknown, as all memory of the trauma had been repressed. Past trauma is analysable through a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The influence of antidepressant and psychotherapy treatment adherence on future work leaves for patients with major depressive disorder - Gaspar FW, Wizner K, Morrison J, Dewa CS.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the greatest contributor to worldwide disability. The purpose of this study was to understand the influence of antidepressant and psychotherapy treatment adherence on future work leaves for patients with major depressive disorder.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychotherapy with survivors of sexual abuse and assault - Cowan A, Ashai A, Gentile JP.
Sexual assault and abuse can result in severe physical and emotional trauma to the victim. Deploying targeted psychotherapeutic treatment that is individualized for the survivor is important to achieving optimal patient outcomes. There are several valid an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Just in time crisis response: suicide alert system for telemedicine psychotherapy settings - Bantilan N, Malgaroli M, Ray B, Hull TD.
Objective: To design a Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithm capable of detecting suicide content from patients' written communication to their therapists, to support rapid response and clinical decision making in telehealth settings. Metho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Online psychotherapy for the COVID era: digital healthcare with insights from Auschwitz?, The Mental Elf
M. David Enoch writes his debut elf blog on a recent article in the BJPsych Bulletin about the trailblazing use of online interventions to enable autonomous psychological care. His blog also suggests that during the current pandemic we may learn something important from Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, which was born out of the horrors of the World War II concentration camps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Types of Narcissism Share This Trait
Narcissism is many faceted and comes in several types. Narcissists will use a variety of tactics and defenses to keep you insecure and ensure their status and that their needs are met. It’s easy to be confused, but it’s important to understand and spot which type of narcissist you’re dealing with. Recently, two research teams have identified a common trait. The Grandiose Narcissist Although there are different kinds and degrees of narcissism, for years research mainly focused on the familiar — exhibitionistic narcissists who seek the limelight. These are the boastful grandiose narcissists who are pu...
Source: Psych Central - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Narcissism Personality Codependency Covert Narcissist entitlement grandiose narcissism Malignant narcissism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Source Type: news

Anorexia in Limbo
When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with counting calories and becoming skinnier, I was terrified of gaining even a single pound of weight, and I lost my period for longer than three consecutive cycles. My iron and ferritin levels fell below normal and I was tired all of the time. Before long, I was avoiding eating with my friends and family, and I had given up my favorite sports because I was too weak to run the warm-ups. I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder, however; I refused help beca...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Beloborodova Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Body Image Source Type: news

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder with neuromodulation therapies: transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation - Gouveia FV, Davidson B, Meng Y, Gidyk DC, Rabin JS, Ng E, Abrahao A, Lipsman N, Giacobbe P, Hamani C.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent and debilitating illness. While standard treatment with pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy may be effective, approximately 20 to 30% of patients remain symptomatic. These individuals experience depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dopamine: from prediction error to psychotherapy - Papalini S, Beckers T, Vervliet B.
Dopamine, one of the main neurotransmitters in the mammalian brain, has been implicated in the coding of prediction errors that govern reward learning as well as fear extinction learning. Psychotherapy too can be viewed as a form of error-based learning, b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A pilot RCT of a body-oriented group therapy for complex trauma survivors: an adaptation of sensorimotor psychotherapy - Classen CC, Hughes L, Clark C, Hill Mohammed B, Woods P, Beckett B.
This study is a pilot randomized controlled trial that examined the efficacy of a body-oriented group therapy designed to address chronic fear states in the body due to complex trauma. The Trauma and the Body Group (TBG) is a 20-session group psychotherapy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of childhood maltreatment on long-term outcomes in disorder-specific vs. nonspecific psychotherapy for chronic depression - Bausch P, Fangmeier T, Meister R, Elsae ßer M, Kriston L, Klein JP, Zobel I, Hautzinger M, Härter M, Schramm E.
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment (CM) predicted poorer outcomes in acute depression treatment with CBT, IPT and Supportive Psychotherapy (SP). The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) fared well in patients with chronic depressio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improving approaches in psychotherapy and domestic violence interventions for perpetrators from marginalized ethnic groups - Turhan Z.
The major goal of this paper is to review the existing therapeutic approaches in domestic violence perpetrator interventions by illustrating their effectiveness in reducing and ending the violent behaviour of men from marginalized ethnic groups. The paper ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

When is psychotherapy brief? Considering sociodemographic factors, problem complexity, and problem type in U.S. adolescents - Abel MR, Bianco A, Gilbert R, Schleider JL.
Objective: When psychotherapy is brief (1-2 sessions), "early dropout" - defined as premature treatment discontinuation due to financial or structural barriers - is a commonly assumed cause. However, there are several possible reasons why treatment ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pilot service evaluation of a brief psychological therapy for self-harm in an emergency department: Hospital Outpatient Psychotherapy Engagement Service - Taylor PJ, Fien K, Mulholland H, Duarte R, Dickson JM, Kullu C.
BACKGROUND: Brief psychological therapies may be helpful for people who have recently self-harmed. The current paper reports on a service evaluation of a novel brief therapy service based within an Emergency Department, Hospital Outpatient Psychotherapy En... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Primary care: Is there a genuine placebo effect in acute depression treatments? A reassessment of regression to the mean and spontaneous remission
Regression to the mean and spontaneous improvements are rarely considered in interpretations of treatment trials for acute major depression. Here I suggest that regression to the mean and spontaneous remission may account for most improvements seen in placebo groups and also for a large proportion of variance in the acute treatment outcome of both antidepressant pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. These findings have important implications for the interpretation of active treatments and placebo response in depression trials. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of psychotherapy for depressed or posttraumatic stress disorder women with childhood sexual abuse history: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Lu JY, Tung TH, Shen SA, Huang C, Chen PS.
BACKGROUND: Depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the most common mental disorders of women suffered from childhood sexual abuse histories. It has been widely recognized that depression and PTSD may decrease patients' quality of life. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Presents New Challenges For Those With Eating Disorders — Here’s How Survivors Are Seeking Out Support Online
Staying home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus has brought major life changes for many. For those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, social isolating can pose a serious risk to their recovery. When U.S. health officials began recommending that people stay at home in March, Allison Caswell didn’t expect doing so would trigger old anxieties about food that she struggled with daily in the past. For one thing, Caswell, a 29-year-old in Wilmington, North Carolina, had been in recovery for her eating disorder for 12 years. For another, as a health care worker, she felt that she had a good understandin...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Function and psychotherapy of chronic suicidality in borderline personality disorder: using the reinforcement model of suicidality - Hennings JM.
Although great advancements in evidence-based therapies, chronic suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) still challenge our mental health system. While BPD patients continue suffering from distress and aversive emotions, therapists an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mental health care in the context of intimate partner violence: survivor perspectives - Sorrentino AE, Iverson KM, Tuepker A, True G, Cusack M, Newell S, Dichter ME.
Experience of violence or abuse from an intimate partner (intimate partner violence, IPV) can result in a variety of psychological and mental health impacts for which survivors may seek psychotherapy or other mental health services. Individuals experiencin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19: Mental Health Pros Come to the Aid of Frontline Comrades
Psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers in the US and Canada have formed a network to offer free psychotherapy sessions to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Mental Health Pros Come to the Aid of Frontline Comrades COVID-19: Mental Health Pros Come to the Aid of Frontline Comrades
Psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers in the US and Canada have formed a network to offer free psychotherapy sessions to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Causing an Anxiety Pandemic
As the physical coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an emotional pandemic is following fast in its wake. When the whole world is going to pieces, it’s awfully hard for the human mind—a fragile thing in the best of times—to cope, and more and more, doctors are reporting the spread of despair, worry and depression among their patients, especially those already suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 19% of all American adults will experience at least one a...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Psychotherapy not as effective for kids, adolescents with depression, study says
Psychotherapy may be more effective for adults with depression than in children and adolescents, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video » Join a Study - Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function
This video describes a National Institute of Mental Health study of talk therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression symptoms. Researchers are currently looking for adults ages 18-65 with major depression to participate in this inpatient or outpatient research study that has daily visits for 8 weeks, and then once-monthly visits for 3 months. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Physician psychotherapy unavailable to 97% of people with urgent mental health need
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Publicly funded physician psychotherapy is only available to a fraction of those with urgent mental health needs in Ontario, according to a joint study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and ICES published today in CMAJ Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engaging with schizophrenia -- experts argue for new approaches to treatment
(University of Birmingham) A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts at the University of Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brief cognitive-based psychosocial intervention and case management for suicide attempters discharged from the emergency department in Taipei, Taiwan: a randomized controlled study - Lin YC, Liu SI, Chen SC, Sun FJ, Huang HC, Huang CR, Chiu YC.
We examined the effectiveness of brief cognitive-based psychotherapy plus standard case management in the prevention of further suicide attempts, clinical severity, and treatment adherence in a randomized clinical trial compared with standard ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Natural language processing of clinical mental health notes may add predictive value to existing suicide risk models - Levis M, Leonard Westgate C, Gui J, Watts BV, Shiner B.
This study evaluated whether natural language processing (NLP) of psychotherapy note text provides additional accuracy over and above currently used suicide prediction models. METHODS: We used a cohort of Veterans Health Administration ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cost-utility of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy in unipolar depression: a Markov model simulation - Baumann M, Stargardt T, Frey S.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Unipolar depression is the most common form of depression and demand for treatment, such as psychotherapy, is high. However, waiting times for psychotherapy often considerably exceed their recommended maximum. As a potentially les... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren. The latest findings from a long-term, UCLA-led study reveal that children who survived the quake and received psychotherapy soon after have experienced health benefits into adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.The latest findings from a long-term, UCLA-led study reveal that children who survived the quake and received psychotherapy soon after have experienced health benefits into adulthood.The findings are particularly relevant today, said Dr. Armen Goenjian, the study ’s lead author and a researcher at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, given the increased freque...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Psychotherapy for mixed depression and mixed mania - O'Brien B, Lee D, Swann AC, Mathew SJ, Lijffijt M.
Treatment guidelines for mixed states of depression or (hypo)mania focus almost exclusively on psychopharmacologic intervention without tapping into the benefits of psychotherapy. The authors highlight the complex clinical picture and illness course of mix... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Climbing Intervention Effective, Durable for Depression? Climbing Intervention Effective, Durable for Depression?
Bouldering psychotherapy, an intervention that combines a unique style of rock climbing with psychotherapy, may offer an effective and durable treatment option for depression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychotherapy cost effective for HIV-related depression
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Benefits of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy May Be Lasting
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy may promote long-term benefits in terms of reductions in anxiety, depression, and hopelessness among patients with cancer-related psychiatric distress, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news