Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
“The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Gray describes her journey from fake friends, hungover mornings, and failed moderation attempts to finally finding her way to sobriety and the many joys that come with it. Yet early on Gray is unconvinced. She writes, “Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t want to not drink. My day did not look like that. But I didn’t want to drink either. The world in sobriety is much brighter, louder, rawer, and scarier t...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Disorders General Happiness Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Self-Help Treatment addiction co Source Type: news

What do veterans want? Understanding veterans' preferences for PTSD treatment delivery - Morland LA, Wells SY, Glassman LH, Grubbs KM, Mackintosh MA, Golshan S, Sohn MJ, Thorp SR, Savage UC, Acierno RE.
INTRODUCTION: Home-based delivery of psychotherapy may offer a viable alternative to traditional office-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by overcoming several barriers to care. Little is known about patient perceptions of home-base... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effectiveness of psychotherapy on suicidal risk: a systematic review of observational studies - Mendez-Bustos P, Calati R, Rubio-Ram írez F, Olié E, Courtet P, Lopez-Castroman J.
Background: Suicidal behavior is a major public health concern worldwide, and the interest in the development of novel and more efficient treatment strategies and therapies to reduce suicidal risk is increasing. Some recent studies have summarized t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Book Review: Breakdown:  A Clinician ’ s Experience in a  Broken System
There is no such thing as a perfect system and in the case of the mentally ill, nothing could be truer. The mentally ill face an uphill battle to secure appropriate services, avoid being caught up in the criminal justice system, and most of all, steer clear of the revolving door that has become our mental health system. Lynn Nanos, a mobile emergency psychiatric clinician, believes it is time for a change. Her new book, Breakdown: A Clinicians Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, reads like a clarion call to all involved in mental health care in this country. Drawing on her rich experience, Nanos highligh...
Source: Psych Central - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Ethics & Morality General Health Insurance Medications Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Treatment Violence & Aggression books on mental illnes Source Type: news

The effectiveness of psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy for reducing suicide attempts and self-harm: systematic review and meta-analysis - Briggs S, Netuveli G, Gould N, Gkaravella A, Gluckman NS, Kangogyere P, Farr R, Goldblatt MJ, Lindner R.
BACKGROUND: Preventing suicide and self-harm is a global health priority. Although there is a growing evidence base for the effectiveness of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapies for a range of disorders, to date there has been no systematic rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Handling suicidal crises in psychodynamic psychotherapy: a process case study - Bittencourt AA, de Barcellos ED, Serralta FB.
This study aims to increase knowledge of how such cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Well-being and the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda
(University of Chicago Press Journals) Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. Westernized perspectives present happiness as an individualized state of being that can be cultivated and sustained through continuous effort. In areas where these western beliefs are prominent, happiness is established as the norm, and as a result, a global trend has emerged where the absence of happiness is increasingly medicalized and pathologized. When deviation from the norm occurs, it spurs individuals to search out medical and psychological interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

How To Make Remote Psychotherapy Work Better For You: A Consumer's Guide
Remote psychotherapy shifts significant responsibility to patients receiving care. Here are things they can do to improve the chances of a good result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Todd Essig, Contributor Source Type: news

What To Expect From Psychotherapy On Screen: A Consumer's Guide
What people can reasonably expect from psychotherapy on-screen is fundamentally different what happens in-person. Here are some guidelines that can help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Todd Essig, Contributor Source Type: news

CBT Bests Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder CBT Bests Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for body dysmorphic disorder leads to more consistent improvement in severity and associated symptoms than supportive psychotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Abandonment psychotherapy and psychosocial functioning among suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder: a 3-year naturalistic follow-up - Andreoli A, Burnand Y, Frambati L, Manning D, Frances A.
The authors present the results from a 3-year follow-up among 170 patients who had participated in the original randomized study, which consisted of three treatment conditions: (a) 3-month abandonment psychotherapy (AP) delivered by certified psychotherapi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Predictors of treatment adequacy during evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD - Hale AC, Bohnert KM, Ganoczy D, Sripada RK.
OBJECTIVE:: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has placed increased emphasis on the availability and use of evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, many individuals do not complete a full course of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Adapting an internet-delivered intervention for depression for a Colombian college student population: an illustration of an integrative empirical approach - Salamanca-Sanabria A, Richards D, Timulak L.
Background Culturally adapted psychotherapy (CAP) studies are limited and until now there are few published examples that illustrate the process of cultural adaptation with internet-delivered treatments. Aim This paper aims to illustrate an integrative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author. One of his novels was the basis of the 1962 movie “ David and Lisa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Rubin, Theodore Isaac Deaths (Obituaries) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Books and Literature Lisa and David (Book) David and Lisa (Movie) Source Type: news

Metacognitive Training and Delusional Symptoms in Psychosis Metacognitive Training and Delusional Symptoms in Psychosis
This study demonstrated the efficacy of individualized metacognitive training, a novel psychotherapy designed to specifically target delusional beliefs in people with psychosis.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “ Lisa and David ” was the basis of the popular movie “ David and Lisa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Rubin, Theodore Isaac Deaths (Obituaries) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Books and Literature Lisa and David (Book) David and Lisa (Movie) Source Type: news

Survey: Consumers open to digital psychotherapy treatment, but lean toward in-person care
Cost was highlighted as a major barrier to  in-person care, while efficacy, access and confidentiality were cited as arguments against digital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Self-injury group psychotherapy intervention for young offenders: a pilot study - Forster O, Shaw J.
OBJECTIVE: Self-injury (SI) is a significant and growing problem with the prison estate and a particularly acute issue with young offenders. Despite this, there are no evidence-based interventions for Young Offenders with SI difficulties. The Self-Injury G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book Review: EMDR Therapy & Somatic Psychology
Many therapists and trainees will be familiar with the terms “somatic psychology” and “EMDR therapy,” and there have been many authors who have tried to write a book that encapsulates both of these topics succinctly, but in my opinion, none have succeeded in quite the same way as Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger with their new book, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment. EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology is a wonderful resource for both therapists-in-training and practicing therapists. The first part of the book is devoted to providing foun...
Source: Psych Central - February 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Neuroscience Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Stress Trauma Treatment cultural sensitivity EMDR EMDR Therapy and Soma Source Type: news

Randomized cost-effectiveness trial of group interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for prisoners with major depression - Johnson JE, Stout RL, Miller TR, Zlotnick C, Cerbo LA, Andrade JT, Nargiso J, Bonner J, Wiltsey-Stirman S.
This study tested the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for major depressive disorder (MDD) among prisoners. It is the first fully powered randomized trial of any treatment (pharmacological or psychosocial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Book Review: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory is another work in the Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology. I have come to believe that at least three theories are indispensable in learning and understanding how and why we behave the way we do — attribution theory, attachment theory, and our underlying physiology of safety, called the polyvagal theory. The polyvagal theory was developed by Stephen Porges and presented to the Society for Psychophysiological Research in 1994. The theory takes into account how our autonomic nervous system is constantly working to keep us safe. Very simply, the components are our ...
Source: Psych Central - February 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Neuroscience Panic Disorder Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Relationships & Love Relaxation and Meditation Traum Source Type: news

Book Review: Simply Human:  Reflections on the Life We Share
In his new book, Simply Human: Reflections on the Life We Share, Alan Bodnar takes us inside the lives of people with mental illness, providing the keen insight and discernment of a clinical psychologist to show that their stories are all part of a much larger human experience. Bodnar explains, “I wanted to convey some of the fear, confusion, and betrayal that these people were feeling, and, in some small way, give voice to the distress that policymakers seemed to be ignoring.” Here, Bodnar is referring to the stigma that so often encompasses people who have mental illness, a stigma that perpetuates society&rsq...
Source: Psych Central - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Ethics & Morality General Happiness Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Treatment Bodnar Empathy Humanity Mental Illness Prejudice Simpl Source Type: news

Escape from Trauma: Dissociation and Development of Identity
Dissociation may be thought of simply as disconnection or disruption. In terms of posttraumatic stress disorder, we talk about dissociation as a disruption in four different areas of functioning: identity, memory, consciousness, self-awareness, and awareness of surroundings. In understanding the human response to trauma, it is thought that dissociation is a central defense mechanism because it provides a method of escape 1. When physical escape is impossible, dissociation provides a type of mental escape. Those who experience dissociation may notice lapses in memory of certain time periods or events. Personal information ...
Source: Psych Central - January 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Dissociative disorders PTSD Trauma compartmentalization Depersonalization Dissociation Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants
At 2 years, the risk for relapse was lower with cognitive behavior therapy plus tapering compared with clinical management plus tapering. But more affordable options are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Efficient monitoring of treatment response during youth psychotherapy: the Behavior and Feelings Survey - Weisz JR, Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Evans SC, Thomassin K, Hersh J, Lee EH, Ng MY, Lau N, Raftery-Helmer JN, Mair P.
An emerging trend in youth psychotherapy is measurement-based care (MBC): treatment guided by frequent measurement of client response, with ongoing feedback to the treating clinician. MBC is especially needed for treatment that addresses internalizing and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Merck's original "Ecstasy" now a deadly mixture of cocaine, heroin, LSD, and rat poison, sold as party drug "MDMA"
(Natural News) Just before WWI began, an evil pharmaceutical firm you may have heard of called Merck accidentally developed a psychotherapy drug that was originally supposed to serve as an appetite suppressor for soldiers, but it failed miserably. That drug later served other purposes. After World War II, the U.S. Army used MDMA for their psychological... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men in and out of treatment for depression: strategies for improved engagement - Seidler ZE, Rice SM, Oliffe JL, Fogarty AS, Dhillon HM.
OBJECTIVE While the prevalence of major depressive disorder continues to rise, many men are reticent to seek and sustain psychotherapy. The current study explored Australian men's experiences with treatment for depression with a view to guiding recommendat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Assessing Symptoms After 4 Weeks of Psychotherapy Helpful in Teens
Week 4 seems better than week 8 for assessing response, implementing treatment augmentation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Assessing Symptoms After 4 Weeks of Psychotherapy Helpful in Teens
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Therapists implementing interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) should routinely monitor depression symptoms and consider augmenting treatment for insufficient responders as early as week 4 of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psychotherapy with suicidal patients Part 2: an alliance based intervention for suicide - Plakun EM.
This column, which is the second in a 2-part series on the challenge of treating patients struggling with suicide, reviews one psychodynamic approach to working with suicidal patients that is consistent with the elements shared across evidence-based approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Rates and determinants of use of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy by patients with major depressive disorder - Gaspar FW, Zaidel CS, Dewa CS.
OBJECTIVE:: Rates and determinants of pharmacological and psychotherapy use were assessed after a major depressive disorder diagnosis. METHODS:: In a retrospective claims study that included 2007-2016 records from the IBM MarketScan research databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures
Adherence to psychotherapy linked to lower seizure frequency, higher quality of life, fewer ED visits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Adherence to psychotherapy is associated with improved outcomes in individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), according to a study published online Jan. 4 in Neurology. Benjamin Tolchin, M.D., from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide and suicide prevention in psychiatric hospitals - Schneider B, Wolfersdorf M, Wurst FM.
Suicide prevention is a central topic of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Times of changes in psychiatric inpatient treatment conceptions usually come along with an increase of psychopathology and with increasing suicide rates in psychiatric hospitals to, lik... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Better outcomes in depression therapy with new innovations in treatment planning
(Elsevier) Adolescents with depression who were treated with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A) had significantly better outcomes when their therapists regularly assessed depression symptoms and augmented treatment for insufficient responders after four weeks of therapy rather than waiting until Week 8, reports a study published in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in times of social crisis: the impact on therapeutic relationship - Soumaki E, Anagnostopoulos DC.
DISCUSSION on defining therapy factors develops along two lines: one focusing on the interpretation and another focusing on the relationship. Changes in the socio-economic circumstances, cultural particularities, dismissal of institutions, constant negatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

It ’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with misdiagnosed seizures
25% of seizure patients suffer from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, but are often treated with anti-epilepsy medication anyway. Psychotherapy may be better. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: The Disordered Mind
“Self-awareness leads us to question who we are and why we exist,” writes Eric R. Kandel. Seeking answers to questions like this is what makes us human, but how do we explain how our consciousness arises from the physical matter that is our brain? In his new groundbreaking book, The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves, acclaimed neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel looks not at the brain in function, but rather conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s and addiction to help us uncover what it means to be human. While disruptions of brain fu...
Source: Psych Central - December 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Antipsychotics Autism / Asperger's Bipolar Book Reviews Creativity Disorders General Medications Neuroscience Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Stress Treatment Amygdala Bipolar Disorder cortisol Hippocampus Kandel The Source Type: news

What Celluloid Shrinks Tell Us About Psychotherapy Today
Movies and TV show a steady erosion in patients'expectations for privacy and confidentiality. Might intrusive insurance company practices be the cause? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Todd Essig, Contributor Source Type: news

When life gets in the way: systematic review of life events, socioeconomic deprivation, and their impact on counselling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents - Blackshaw E, Evans C, Cooper M.
Background Life events are recognised to link low socio-economic status (SES) with impaired mental health. Despite attention to patients' historical environmental circumstances in psychotherapeutic practice, events that occur over the course of counselling... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book Review: Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work, 2nd Ed.
While social workers have long espoused the importance of relationships and their impact on our psychological functioning, truly understanding those relationships requires understanding the brain as a social organ. As Louis Cozolino, one of the nation’s leading authorities on neuroscience, says, “Each generation of mental health practitioners needs to be taught that although we look like separate beings, we are connected in deep and profound ways we are still coming to understand.” In their latest edition of Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work: Theory and Practice, Janet R. Shapiro and Jeffrey S. Appleg...
Source: Psych Central - December 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Neuroscience Personality Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Trauma Treatment epigenetics Neurobiology Neurobiology For Clinical Social Work Physiology Source Type: news

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania. Currently, the standard treatment includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A prognostic index for long-term outcome after successful acute phase cognitive therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for major depressive disorder - van Bronswijk SC, Lemmens LHJM, Keefe JR, Huibers MJH, DeRubeis RJ, Peeters FPML.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) has a highly recurrent nature. After successful treatment, it is important to identify individuals who are at risk of an unfavorable long-term course. Despite extensive research, there is no consensus yet on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Beware of the Dark Triad
Think of the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle — it’s perilous to come near it! The traits of all three often overlap and create personality profiles that are damaging and toxic, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, where we let our guard down. One woman was the subject of identity fraud at a time when she was very in love with her boyfriend who lived with her in her apartment. Her bank accounts and credit cards had been compromised. She was speaking regularly with the FBI and suffered extreme anxiety and emotionally stress. The authorities were u...
Source: Psych Central - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Narcissism Personality Dark Triad Machiavellianism Manipulation Source Type: news

Ensuring a good standard of therapy | Letters
The three leading regulatory bodies for the counselling and psychotherapy profession have created a new competence framework as a response to the mental health crisisSuzanne Moore is right (We can talk about self-care, but this mental health crisis is political, 26 November) that counselling and psychotherapy is about talking and that “it is better to talk about things rather than not”. Addressing the mental health crisis is one of the most challenging tasks faced by us all and counselling and psychotherapy have an important role to play in providing a solution. As the three leading regulatory bodies for the co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Psychology Education Science Society Depression Anxiety Post-traumatic stress disorder Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Source Type: news

More Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
For something so common, anxiety is still massively misunderstood. There are myths and misconceptions about everything from what anxiety disorders look and feel like to what actually helps to treat these illnesses and navigate anxiety. Which is why we asked several anxiety experts to clear things up. Below, you’ll find their illuminating insights. Living with an anxiety disorder can be exceptionally difficult. Many people minimize and trivialize anxiety disorders. For instance, how often have you said or heard someone say “I’m sooo OCD about my desk!” or “I’m really OCD about using hand ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorder Treatment Anxiety Disorders Cbt exposure and response prevention therapy GAD Ocd Source Type: news

"It is never okay to talk about suicide": patients' reasons for concealing suicidal ideation in psychotherapy - Blanchard M, Farber BA.
OBJECTIVE: To identify psychotherapy clients' motives for concealing suicidal ideation from their therapist, and their perceptions of how their therapists could better elicit honest disclosure. METHOD: A sample of 66 psychotherapy clients who repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

'Interaction structures' between depressed adolescents and their therapists in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - Calderon A, Schneider C, Target M, Midgley N.
OBJECTIVE:: Identify the core 'interaction structures' between therapists and depressed adolescents within and across two common forms of psychotherapy. METHOD:: A total of 70 audio-recorded psychotherapy sessions representing short-term psychoanal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tips for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Do you usually feel apprehensive around others due to fear of possible embarrassment? Do you develop sweaty palms, shaky legs or feel you have butterflies in your stomach when called up to speak before an audience? Do you feel others are constantly scrutinizing your every move with a view that’s critical of you? If so, you are not alone. You have lots of company. In the United States alone, about 40 million American adults suffer from various forms of anxiety disorders, with over 15 million adults suffering from social anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The problem affects...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety General Social Phobia anxious thoughts Loneliness making friends Social Anxiety Source Type: news