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

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

Psilocybin Benefits in Cancer Sustained Nearly 5 Years Later Psilocybin Benefits in Cancer Sustained Nearly 5 Years Later
Cancer patients who were treated with one dose of psilocybin plus psychotherapy for depression and anxiety reported benefits on emotional and existentialist distress events 5 years later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dose Of ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study Says
(CNN) — A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy. “Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Ross,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

Antianxiety and antidepressant effects from a single dose of psychedelic drug persist years later in cancer patients
(New York University) Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Presentcentered therapy (PCT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults
Present ‐centered therapy (PCT) is a non‐trauma, manualized psychotherapy for adults with post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PCT was originally designed as a treatment comparator in trials evaluating the effectiveness of trauma‐focused cognitive‐behavioral therapy (TF‐CBT). Recent trials hav e indicated that PCT may be an effective treatment option for PTSD and that patients may drop out of PCT at lower rates relative to TF‐CBT. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for prodromal stage of psychosis
Psychosis is a serious mental condition characterised by a loss of contact with reality. There may be a prodromal period or stage of psychosis, where early signs of symptoms indicating onset of first episode psychosis (FEP) occur. A number of services, incorporating multimodal treatment approaches (pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions), developed worldwide, now focus on this prodromal period with the aim of preventing psychosis in people at risk of developing FEP. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review: the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with depression - a systematic review and meta-analysis - Duffy F, Sharpe H, Schwannauer M.
Background Interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents (IPT-A) is a manualised, time-limited intervention for young people with depression. This systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of IPT-A for treating adolescent depression. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychedelic drugs could help treat PTSD
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than three million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with post-traumatic stress disorder, whose symptoms include nightmares or unwanted memories of trauma, heightened reactions, anxieties, and depression--and can last months, or even years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Involving family in care for bipolar disorder helps children and teens stay healthier, longer
This study is an important first step in trying to decrease the severity of bipolar disorder early on for children,” said Dr. Christopher Schneck, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a co-author of the study. “Efforts at home and in health care settings, like providing skill training for families, can make a big difference in a child’s suffering.” (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Involving family in bipolar care helps children and teens stay healthier, longer
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In a UCLA-led study, children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Reporter ’s Dive Into the Legal Deep of Psychotherapy
The therapist-patient relationship seemed like a place for re-examination in the age of #MeToo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ginia Bellafante Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Malpractice Ablow, Keith Manhattan (NYC) Source Type: news

Beat the clock: the surprising psychology behind being perpetually late
There are as many reasons for unpunctuality as there are habitually tardy people – and the underlying reasons can be complexSometimes, one of my psychotherapy clients will be late. “The tube got stuck; I do apologise.” If it happens once, I don’t treat it as significant. But some clients are perpetually late – perhaps just five or 10 minutes, but always – and out of breath when they get to the door. Then I am curious about what is behind their pattern of lateness, wh at it means and what purpose it serves.There are probably as many reasons for unpunctuality as there are habitually late p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philippa Perry Tags: Time management Psychology Science Life and style Source Type: news

Neither Psychotherapy Nor Medications Favored for PTSD
Evidence insufficient to determine whether psychotherapy, medications are more effective (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Neither Psychotherapy Nor Medications Favored for PTSD
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- For adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the evidence is insufficient to determine whether trauma-focused psychotherapy or medications are more effective for symptom reduction, according to a review published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evidence-based psychotherapy trends among posttraumatic stress disorder patients in a national healthcare system, 2001-2014 - Maguen S, Holder N, Madden E, Li Y, Seal KH, Neylan TC, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Shiner B.
BACKGROUND: Although evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were implemented starting in 2005 in the veterans health administration (VHA), the largest national healthcare system in the U.S., the rate of initiation (u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

10 Strategies for Surviving Dysfunctional Family Holiday Gatherings
Holidays can be a very stressful time in general — but if you were raised in a dysfunctional family system, it can go beyond ordinary stress and enter the “danger” or  “crisis” zone very quickly, depending on how toxic your current family system dynamics are. In this article I share 10 strategies that have helped my psychotherapy clients feel more at ease during family events via careful planning, self-caring acts, and having realistic expectations. Holiday Gatherings with Dysfunctional Family Can Be Stressful It is common to have high expectations when thinking of family gatherings. Alte...
Source: Psych Central - December 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, MFT Tags: Family Holiday Coping Narcissism Personality Boundaries Dysfunctional Family family systems holiday gatherings no contact Toxic Family Toxic People triggers Source Type: news

Which is more effective for treating PTSD: Medication, or psychotherapy?
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trial of family-focused treatment for child depression compared to individual psychotherapy: one-year outcomes - Rosenbaum Asarnow J, Tompson MC, Klomhaus AM, Babeva K, Langer DA, Sugar CA.
OBJECTIVE: Childhood-onset depression is associated with increased risk of recurrent depression and high morbidity extending into adolescence and adulthood. This multisite randomized controlled trial evaluated two active psychosocial treatments for childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is combination therapy in wound healing?
From psychotherapy to physical therapy to immunotherapy, hundreds of treatment options are made feasible by modern medicine. Doctors sometimes find value in combining two or more treatment methods to better facilitate healing. Here's what to know about combination therapy and its application in wound care: "Combining methods can help combat the body's resistance to the treatment." Understanding combination therapy Combination therapy is when doctors treat diseases, injuries or other medical conditions with two or more drugs or therapies. The idea is that if one alone does not work, combining method...
Source: Advanced Tissue - December 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound care products Source Type: news

'A very pernicious system': After decades of inaction, could psychotherapy finally be regulated in B.C.?
Bernadine Fox had nowhere to turn when her therapist abused her because B.C. has no regulations governing the licensing and practice of psychotherapy and mental health counselling. But that may be about to change. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Association between suicide death and concordance with benzodiazepine treatment guidelines for anxiety and sleep disorders - Boggs JM, Lindrooth RC, Battaglia C, Beck A, Ritzwoller DP, Ahmedani BK, Rossom RC, Lynch FL, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Simon GE, Anderson HD.
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines for management of anxiety and sleep disorders emphasize antidepressant medications and/or psychotherapy as first/second-line and benzodiazepines as third-line treatments. We evaluated the association between suicide death and concorda... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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

Resilience, defense mechanisms, and implicit emotion regulation in psychodynamic child psychotherapy - Prout TA, Malone A, Rice T, Hoffman L.
Resilience is associated with the internal capacity for the regulation of unpleasant emotions in the face of adversity. These self-regulatory processes, linked with both explicit and implicit emotion regulation systems, have wide ranging implications for o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

5 Natural ways to manage distress without medication
(Natural News) Negative emotions can be overwhelming. People often surrender to these feelings and lash out, complicating their situation further. Whether it is dealing with another person or oneself, emotions can be difficult to manage. However, there are ways to properly handle them. Psychotherapy, in particular, is designed to help people pinpoint the roots of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxious and depressed as a scary disease destroyed her lungs, she turned to ecstasy for relief. Here’s what happened.
MDMA-guided psychotherapy is being tested for people with PTSD. After two “trips” with the psychotropic drug, she saw the promise. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Hogate Bacon Source Type: news

Someone, Somewhere review – slow-burn Parisian therapy romance
The meet-cute is neatly postponed in this entertaining story of two next-door neighbours, both seeing therapists and looking for loveMuch like the process of psychotherapy itself, patience is required for results while watching this modestly entertaining slow-burn Parisian romance fromC édric Klapisch, who pulls off a neat trick by bumping the meet-cute to the end of the film.What happens before his protagonists clap eyes on each other is a kind of emotional spring clean. Both of them, a man and woman in their early 30s, are struggling with anxiety and stress; they find their way to therapy and sift through their se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Romance films Psychology France World news Science Europe Culture Paris Source Type: news

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

Psychotherapy for Depression May Be Cost-Effective Over Time
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- For patients with major depressive disorder, neither second-generation antidepressants (SGAs) nor cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers consistently superior cost-effectiveness, according to a study published online Oct.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for terrorism victims with very long-term emotional disorders - Moreno N, Sanz J, Garc ía-Vera MP, Gesteira C, Gutiérrez S, Zapardiel A, Cobos B, Marotta-Walters S.
BACKGROUND: There are no published studies on the clinical utility of psychotherapy in victims of terrorism who suffer emotional disorders many years after the attacks. METHOD: A course of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy was administere... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

After Sexual Assault, Some Survivors Seek Healing in Self-Defense
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gitit Ginat / Undark Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 Mental Health/Psychology onetime syndication Source Type: news

#CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane Chile is hostingCochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, October 22-25, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through tal ks, workshops and other activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and extend o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through act ivities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual#CochraneSantiagomaterials and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Negative emotions and the course of depression during psychotherapy in suicidal older adults with depression and cognitive impairment - Arslanoglou E, Banerjee S, Pantelides J, Evans L, Kiosses DN.
OBJECTIVE: The study examines the relationship of negative emotions with: 1) non-emotional symptoms (e.g., vegetative and physical symptoms) and 2) the course of depression in suicidal older adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and cognitive impairm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Attrition in interpersonal psychotherapy among women with post-traumatic stress disorder following sexual assault - Proen ça CR, Markowitz JC, Prado EA, Braga R, Coimbra BM, Mello TF, Maciel MR, Pupo M, Póvoa J, Mello AF, Mello MF.
BACKGROUND: An estimated 16.9% of adult Brazilian women experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Almost half of women who suffer such trauma develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Markowitz et al. (2015) found that an affect-focused non-exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychotherapies for adolescents with subclinical and borderline personality disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Wong J, Bahji A, Khalid-Khan S.
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the efficacy of psychotherapy in adolescents with borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptomatology has not been previously synthesized. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the randomized... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of positive psychotherapy on psychological well-being, happiness, life expectancy and depression among retired teachers with depression: a randomized controlled trial - Taghvaienia A, Alamdari N.
Despite conducting numerous positive psychotherapy (PPT) tests, the effects of such activities in participants aged 50 and above have been dealt with by few studies. Therefore, the effects of PPT on psychological well-being (PWB), happiness, expectancy lif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide among college students in psychotherapy: individual predictors and latent classes - Hayes JA, Petrovich J, Janis RA, Yang Y, Castonguay LG, Locke BD.
This study sought to identify predictors of suicidal behavior among college students who are psychotherapy clients, as well as to determine underlying classes of clients with suicidal ideation. Data were gathered from 101,570 clients, 391 of whom engaged i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comparison between a Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) treatment group and a control group for children adopted from care: support for a neurodevelopmentally informed approach to therapeutic intervention with maltreated children - McCullough E, Mathura A.
This study follows on from a previous evaluation of the Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

Examining military population and trauma type as moderators of treatment outcome for first-line psychotherapies for PTSD: a meta-analysis - Straud CL, Siev J, Messer S, Zalta AK.
There is conflicting evidence as to whether military populations (i.e., veteran and active-duty military service members) demonstrate a poorer response to psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to civilians. Existing research may b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Depression Prevention Initiative: mediators of interpersonal psychotherapy-adolescent skills training - Jones JD, Gallop R, Gillham JE, Mufson L, Farley AM, Kanine R, Young JF.
Several adolescent depression prevention programs have demonstrated effects on depressive symptoms and overall functioning. Yet, despite an increasing emphasis on elucidating mechanisms of change in interventions, few studies have identified mediators of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The risk of imagination, or orgy of anger. Trying to reconstruct and understand the Sylvia Plath-phenomenon - Gerevich J.
To clarify the relationship between literature and psychiatry we can call on the help of the American-English writer Sylvia Plath, who was given electroconvulsive therapy and psychotherapy on a number of occasions for psychiatric illness and later took her... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

MDMA treatment for alcoholism reduces relapse, study suggests
Researchers say drug is safe and appears more effective than conventional treatmentsThe first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach, scientists have said.Doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome alcoholism more effectively than conventional treatments. Those who have completed the study have so far reported almost no relapse and no physical or psychological problems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Helena Blackstone Tags: Alcoholism Drugs Mental health Science Society Medical research Source Type: news

MDMA treatment for alcoholism could reduce relapse, study suggests
Researchers say drug is safe and appears more effective than conventional treatmentsThe first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach, scientists have said.Doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome alcoholism more effectively than conventional treatments. Those who have completed the study have so far reported almost no relapse and no physical or psychological problems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Helena Blackstone Tags: Alcoholism Drugs Mental health Science Society Medical research Source Type: news

What Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Anxious
This article may assist you in helping your child with anxiety.  Consider Treatment Options Anxiety disorders tend to persist without treatment. A psychotherapist or a psychiatrist can determine if your child has an anxiety disorder and what type of treatment is needed. Psychotherapy is an effective method for treating childhood anxiety disorders. In fact, psychotherapy is a first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Family interventions that focus on changing parent behavior have been shown to be effective in treating childhood anxiety disorders even when the child is not receptive to treatment. In general, psychoth...
Source: Psych Central - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Matthew A. Carlson, Psy.D., ABPP Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Parenting Psychology School Issues Adolescence anxious thoughts Avoidance Child Development Childhood Anxiety Coping Strategies education Exposure Therapy Family therapy Learning Source Type: news

The "Dunkelfeld" project for self-identified pedophiles: a  reappraisal of its effectiveness - Mokros A, Banse R.
Introduction The "Dunkelfeld" project offers pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy to self-referred pedophilic patients in an anonymous way. Aim To provide a re-assessment focusing on the crucial time  × group interaction (ie, the treatment effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news