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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

Telephone delivery of interpersonal psychotherapy by certified nurse-midwives may help reduce symptoms of postpartum depression.
One in five women will experience postpartum depression (PPD) and are at risk for chronic major depression.1 Suicide accounts for 20% of postpartum deaths and is the second most common cause of mortality in postpartum women.2 PPD is associated with difficulties bonding with and nurturing one's newborn as well as long-term risks for children including impaired learning and … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
(Emory Health Sciences) 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: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The impact of childhood maltreatment on the differential efficacy of CBASP versus escitalopram in patients with chronic depression: a secondary analysis - Bausch P, Fangmeier T, Zobel I, Schoepf D, Drost S, Schnell K, Walter H, Berger M, Normann C, Schramm E.
Childhood maltreatment (CM) has been indicated as a predictor of a differential response to antidepressant treatment with psychotherapy compared to medication. In this secondary analysis, we investigated whether the presence of CM results in a differential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emergent life events during youth evidence-based treatment: impact on future provider adherence and clinical progress - Guan K, Park AL, Chorpita BF.
Emergent life events (ELEs)-unexpected stressors disclosed in psychotherapy that have a significant negative impact on the client-commonly occur in community populations of youth and are associated with decreased provider adherence to evidence-based treatm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of group support psychotherapy for depression treatment among people with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda - Nakimuli-Mpungu E, Wamala K, Okello J, Ndyanabangi S, Kanters S, Mojtabai R, Nachega JB, Mills EJ, Musisi S.
We describe the process evaluation for a randomized controlled trial that compared group support psychotherapy (GSP) with group HIV education for treatment of depression among people with HIV. Process data were obtained using mixed methods. Variables evalu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex Therapy (But Were Too Afraid To Ask)
Ever wonder what exactly happens when couples and individuals visit sex therapists? We went straight to the source and asked. Below, sex therapists from around the country answer the most common questions people have about sex therapy. What happens during sex therapy, honestly?  Get your mind out of the gutter: Having sex is not part of a therapy session, said Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a sex therapist in Los Angeles, California.  “Some of my clients are surprised ― dare I say, disappointed ― when they discover my office is not decorated with dildos, vibrators and butt plugs.” As Resnick Ande...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD care among veterans with and without co-occurring substance use disorders - Mansfield AJ, Greenbaum MA, Schaper KM, Banducci AN, Rosen CS.
This study examined whether a co-occurring substance use disorder contributed to disparities in receipt of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialty care or psychotherapy. METHODS: Logistic regre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

People Who Seek Mental Health Help Choose Therapy Over Medication
People who seek professional help for mental health conditions like depression or panic disorder are more likely to accept and follow through when talk therapy is prescribed, rather than medication, according to a new meta-analysis of previous research. The report, published by the American Psychological Association, found that patients were as much as three times more likely to refuse or not complete their recommended mental health treatment if it took the form of psychotropic medicine, such as antidepressants, instead of psychotherapy.  The effect was most dramatic for people with depression and social anxiety,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less compliance for drug therapy than psychotherapy
Patients more likely to refuse drug treatments Related items fromOnMedica Simple therapy could be just as effective as CBT Antidepressants linked to bipolar risk Self-harm and injury less likely with lithium than other drugs Non-adherence to medicine is as high as 50% Medication non-adherence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

E-Therapy Tied to Better Body Image, Intimacy After Breast Cancer E-Therapy Tied to Better Body Image, Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Internet-based psychotherapy focused on changing behavior may be tied to improved body image and sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Exercise better than drugs for cancer fatigue
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may ease fatigue more effectively with exercise and psychotherapy than with medication, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

These Illustrations Totally Nail How Difficult The Grief Process Is
Grief is a profoundly difficult experience that most people will have to endure at some point. And while this doesn’t make dealing with grief any easier, it does help to know that you’re not alone in how you feel. Case in point? These accurate illustrations from artist Mari Andrew. After going through the grieving process when her father died, she focused some of her artwork on the subject to help her heal and connect with others. My dad died two years ago today. It's different for everyone, but my personal experience is that grief doesn't ever go away, but it does change shape and it becomes ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients more likely to refuse drug therapy than psychotherapy for mental health
People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients more likely to refuse drug therapy than psychotherapy for mental health
(American Psychological Association) People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

E-therapy tied to better body image, intimacy for breast cancer survivors
(Reuters Health) - - Internet-based psychotherapy focused on changing behavior may be tied to improved body image and sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Forget Body Positivity: How About Body Neutrality?
By Marisa Meltzer It is late afternoon on a sunny day in Vermont and around a dozen people are gathered to talk about their bodies. They’re all staying at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a retreat where women (and only women) stay from one week to several months to learn healthy eating habits and make peace with their bodies. It’s much more bare bones than a spa, and rather than focus on numbers, like a typical weight-loss program, the aim is to teach women how to change the way they think about food. The days are structured, with classes on meal planning, goal setting, self-care, and workouts like yoga and strength...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data on Bias in Depression Trials New Data on Bias in Depression Trials
Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about sponsorship bias in the comparative efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Interoceptive Exposures for Those with Panic Disorder
Have you ever had a panic attack? If you have, you know how frightening and debilitating they can be. Some common symptoms include a pounding heart, sweating, trembling, and chest pain. Many people report feeling as if they are dying. These attacks can occur as a result of anxiety, but sometimes there is no obvious trigger. They seem to appear out of nowhere. Those who suffer from panic disorder fear the recurrence of these panic attacks. They know how awful these attacks feel and understandably want to avoid them whenever possible. Unfortunately, this avoidance (which is common in many anxiety disorders) only makes things...
Source: Psych Central - February 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Panic Disorder Psychotherapy Treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interoceptive Exposure Panic Attack Source Type: news

Psychedelics May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction, According To New Study
This study also forces us to reflect on why abstinence-only policies can be so harmful and counterproductive.  Contrary to conventional wisdom, federal government data has consistently shown that the vast majority of people who use opioids, including heroin, don’t end up developing an addiction. So our focus should be not just on preventing people from using opioids – after all, they can be essential medical tools – but also ensuring, above all else, that people who use them don’t go on to struggle with addiction. A truly health-centered approach to drug addiction assesses improvement by many m...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychedelics May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction, According To New Study
This study also forces us to reflect on why abstinence-only policies can be so harmful and counterproductive.  Contrary to conventional wisdom, federal government data has consistently shown that the vast majority of people who use opioids, including heroin, don’t end up developing an addiction. So our focus should be not just on preventing people from using opioids – after all, they can be essential medical tools – but also ensuring, above all else, that people who use them don’t go on to struggle with addiction. A truly health-centered approach to drug addiction assesses improvement by many m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news