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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

How effective is cognitive behavior therapy in improving insomnia compared with medications? How long do the effects of CBT last? This review examines the current evidence.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:07:48 +0100

Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Brain scan and artificial intelligence could help predict whether OCD will improve with treatment

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:30:59 +0100

Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships and quality of life. OCD is most commonly treated with medication and a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy does not help everyone with OCD, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.Now, UCLA researchers have developed a way to use brain scans and machine learning — a form of artificial intelligence — to predict whether people with OCD will benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. The tech...



The Genius Within by David Adam review – to what extent is intelligence determined by genes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:30:53 +0100

Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our futureThe old myth that you only use 10% of your brain is obviously rubbish. If an iron spike went through the 90% you never use, why would you care? But what might be true is that we only typically use a small part of our brain ’s potential function. What if you could zap your head or take a pill, like Bradley Cooper in the filmLimitless, and become insanely clever? Over the last decade, this sci-fi possibility has started to approach reality, and David Adam ’s book is a timely prologue to the brave new world that might await us.On the internet you can now buy gizmos to stimulate your brain with low doses of electricity. There is some evidenc...



Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:51:25 +0100

Despite the fact that many make light of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by poking fun at minor compulsions or obsessions, OCD is a very serious illness. For those who have it, it can be debilitating and disruptive, upsetting life in very serious and insurmountable ways. Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully is for people who experience OCD at any level. Those who are newly diagnosed may benefit first from therapy before taking on this added tool. The book is also for professionals who treat patients with OCD, as well as for friends and family members of those diagnosed. Though not a quick fix, the tools offered may become part of a lifelong arsenal to fight the impacts of the disorder. Authors Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely have each lived with ...



At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:51:18 +0100

Self-administered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as help administered in a clinical setting to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Webinar Series in Four Parts

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:08:11 +0100

January 3-February 21, 2018, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)



The COMMAND trial of cognitive therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations: predictors of outcome and mediators of change - Birchwood M, Dunn G, Meaden A, Tarrier N, Lewis S, Wykes T, Davies L, Michail M, Peters E.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:20:42 +0100

BACKGROUND: Acting on harmful command hallucinations is a major clinical concern. Our COMMAND CBT trial approximately halved the rate of harmful compliance (OR = 0.45, 95% CI 0.23-0.88, p = 0.021). The focus of the therapy was a single mechanism, the power... (Source: SafetyLit)



Non-invasive ADHD treatment for adults found to be as effective as other therapies: Cognitive-behavior therapy is particularly efficient

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:45:53 +0100

(Natural News) A study published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry has revealed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) group training is just as effective as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the experts have observed that while both methods worked to decrease disease symptoms, CBT appears to be a more efficient treatment option. ADHD is classified as a mental disorder... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



People with eating disorders ‘benefit from specialist CBT’

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:13:00 +0100

Cognitive behavioural therapy is among the potential treatments that should be considered for eating disorders, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)



Cognitive therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for reducing psychopathology among disaster-bereaved individuals: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Lenferink LIM, Piersma E, de Keijser J, Smid GE, Boelen PA.

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:21:21 +0100

BACKGROUND: Confrontation with a traumatic (e.g. disaster-related) loss is a risk factor for the development of psychopathology, including symptoms of prolonged grief (PG), posttraumatic stress (PTS), and depression. Although interventions have been develo... (Source: SafetyLit)

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New app option for veterans seeking speech, cognitive therapy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:06:19 +0100

Veterans struggling with speech or cognitive disorders will now be able to access therapy through Constant Therapy, a mobile app that provides supplemental coaching and motivation to patients.   Veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the US Department of Veterans Affairs will now be able to use the app for free.  (Source: mobihealthnews)



Cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with OCD works in the long run

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Aarhus University) The vast majority of children and adolescents who receive cognitive behavioural therapy treatment for OCD thrive and live without symptoms a year after the end of treatment. This is shown by new research from Aarhus University's Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Risskov. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



The Benefits of Alternative Therapies

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:00:37 +0100

This article will take a look at two additional therapy practices that have been widely used by the U.S. and abroad. Specifically designed for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) works when a therapist leads a patient through a series of lateral eye movements while the patient focuses on traumatic memories. The goal is to reprocess these memories in an adaptive way — eliminating emotional distress and reducing physiological arousal.  Francine Shapiro, PhD, discovered the effects of EMDR by understanding “dual awareness”. When engaging in bilateral stimulation with memory, the experience of feeling traumatized dissipates naturally. EMDR has been practiced in the United States for more than twenty years. In order to participate, the therapist mus...



UAB, other hospitals working on Department of Defense project

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:04:13 +0100

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is working with other hospitals and universities on a study examining whether a form of cognitive behavior therapy, a short-term, goal oriented psychotherapy approach to problem-solving, could be effective in reducing the frequency and the severity of seizures in those with TBI.   The study, funded by a $3.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, will be conducted at the University of Alabama… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Multi-site study will examine CBT for traumatic brain injury-induced seizures

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Brown University) With a $3.6 million award from the US Department of Defense researchers in Rhode Island and Alabama will study whether a form of cognitive behavior therapy could be effective in reducing seizure frequency or severity in those with TBI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Cognitive behavioural therapy halves the risk of repeated suicide attempts: systematic review - G øtzsche PC, Gøtzsche PK.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:21:03 +0100

OBJECTIVE To study whether cognitive behavioural therapy decreases suicide attempts in people with previous suicide attempts. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Setting Randomised trials that compare cognitive behavioural therapy with treatment as... (Source: SafetyLit)



Ask the doctor: Dr Martin Scurr answers readers' questions

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:08:22 +0100

Dr Scurr advises someone on how to help their friend who may be depressed. From antidepressants to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dr Scurr gives guidance on how to support loved ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for young people with suicide-related behaviour (Reframe-IT): a randomised controlled trial.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:14:12 +0100

Conclusions The trial was underpowered due to difficulties recruiting participants as a result of the complex recruitment procedures that were used to ensure safety of participants. Although there were no significant differences between groups, young people were safely and generally well engaged in Reframe-IT and experienced decreases in suicidal ideation and other symptoms as well as improvements in CBT skills. The study is the first online intervention trial internationally to include young people demonstrating all levels of suicide risk.Clinical implications Integration of internet-delivered interventions for young people with suicide-related behaviour may result in reductions in these behaviours. Further research is needed, but researchers should feel more confident about being able to...



Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA): a randomised controlled trial of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:14:31 +0100

Depression is a common, debilitating and costly disorder. The best-evidenced psychological therapy – cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) – is complex and costly. A simpler therapy, behavioural activation (BA), may be an effective alternative. To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of BA compared with CBT for depressed adults at 12 and 18 months'follow-up, and to investigate the processes of treatments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:14:31 +0100

Brief guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by parents was as good as a commonly used treatment, delivered by a therapist, in improving anxiety levels in children. Anxiety continued to improve after the end of treatment and by six months about 70% had recovered. The brief CBT was potentially the more cost-effective option. This NIHR-funded trial compared recovery from a range of common anxiety disorders in children aged five to 12 following these brief psychological treatments. CBT was delivered by parents instructed and supported in its use by a mental health worker. It was compared with a treatment commonly used in the NHS, a solution-focused brief therapy delivered directly by a trained therapist. Brief interventions such as these have the potential to improve outcomes ...

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Pilot of a randomised controlled trial of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline versus cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety symptoms in people with generalised anxiety disorder who have failed to respond to low-intensity psycholo

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:14:10 +0100

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that treatment choice at step 3 is based mainly on patient preference. To assess clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness at 12 months of treatment with the selective serot...



Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstrate more robust findings. A number of outcomes were looked at, so it was very likely that some of them would return positive findings by chance – the improvements mig...



Cognitive therapy found to cut "cyberchondria" health anxiety

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:16:13 +0100

Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:30:43 +0100

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patientsMental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.A new study found that people who had undertaken a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed specifically to treat insomnia not only found their sleep improved, but also experienced reduced paranoia and fewer hallucinations - both psychotic experiences - as well as improvements in depression and anxiety.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia is effective, safe and highly deployable

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:14:09 +0100

Commentary on: Alessi C , Martin JL , Fiorentino L , et al . Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in older veterans using nonclinician sleep coaches: randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016;64:1830 8.The ability of non-clinician sleep coaches to deliver efficacious cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) was demonstrated, suggesting such coaches can increase the rate and range of deployment of CBT-I to provide effective first-line treatment of insomnia into general medical and healthcare practice.Similar studies should be conducted to replicate and extend this finding and explore its likely generalisability beyond the older veteran population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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Science News » RDoC Webinar - Reward Sensitivity and Depression: From Mechanism to Implementation

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:43:23 +0100

NIMH ’ s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) conduct the second webinar in a series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)



PACE-GATE: An alternative view on a study with a poor trial protocol - Stouten B.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:38:27 +0100

This article shows that the... (Source: SafetyLit)



Be your own therapist? Fine – if you’re up to the job | Mark Brown

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:50:00 +0100

Self-help can be brilliant for those who are at least part of the way there, but we should be wary of any suggestion that it could replace therapyFeeling that you are not coping is horrible, like trying to untangle shackles around you that instead pull tighter with every movement. We are supposed to be able to look after ourselves. Our culture lionises fighters; decision takers; people who know their own mind. We are comfortable in the hands of specialists such as hairdressers or driving instructors, yet many of us find the idea of using a therapist, a specialist in distress, to be strange and uncomfortable – an admission that we can’t sort out our own problems. People experiencing mental distress are often desperate for some kind of talking therapy, yet we still maintain a deep cultur...



CBT stops procrastination by enforcing useful behaviours  

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:53:41 +0100

Researchers from Stockholm University found that all of a study's participants stopped putting things off after having online or face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:00:18 +0100

Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specific problem. Even though CBT features structured protocols for different disorders, it is not an inflexible treatment that ignores clients’ individuality. In fact, CBT requires that clinic...

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Effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(York University) Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Effects of cognitive behavior therapy on parents of children with autism

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(York University) Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic treatment at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees: description and evaluation - Buhmann C, Andersen I, Mortensen EL, Ryberg J, Nordentoft M, Ekstr øm M.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:17:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with trauma focus is the most evidence supported psychotherapeutic treatment of PTSD, but few CBT treatments for traumatized refugees have been described in detail. PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate... (Source: SafetyLit)



Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for young people with suicide-related behaviour (Reframe-IT): a randomised controlled trial - Hetrick SE, Yuen HP, Bailey E, Cox GR, Templer K, Rice SM, Bendall S, Robinson J.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:05:44 +0100

BACKGROUND: Suicide-related behaviours are common in young people and associated with a range of negative outcomes. There are few evidence-based interventions; however, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) shows promise. Internet delivery of CBT is popular,... (Source: SafetyLit)



4 Self-Care Techniques that Can Change Your Life

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:04:04 +0100

Our thoughts are powerful — for better or worse. Thoughts can set off chain reactions that build self-esteem or undermine it. Authority over the mind is the ultimate power. “Mind is everything. What you think you become,” said Buddha. Thoughts affect not only our mental health, relationships, and the ability to achieve our goals, but also our physical health — our digestion, circulation, respiration, immunity, and nervous system. Next are our actions. Change begins in the mind, but is manifested and amplified by our actions. How we behave can change our thoughts and feelings. They change us. Spend 15 minutes doing the following each day, and watch your whole life change: Mindfulness Mindfulness brings awareness to our thoughts. It’s merely the ability to observe our th...

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A controlled trial of trauma-focused therapy versus problem-solving in Islamic children affected by civil conflict and disaster in Aceh, Indonesia - Dawson K, Joscelyne A, Meijer C, Steel Z, Silove D, Bryant RA.

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:38:29 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relative efficacies of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and problem-solving therapy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder in children affected by civil conflict in Aceh, Indonesia. METHOD: A controlled trial... (Source: SafetyLit)



Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



How To Be Proactive About Treating Depression

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:18:50 +0100

When you live with clinical depression, it can be difficult to know how to get out of the vicious cycle of apathy, listlessness, and feeling like you just “can’t.” Your brain is telling you that you can’t, and the most important thing to remember is that “you can.” I’m not indicating in any way shape or form that this is easy. However, it’s an excellent strategy or coping mechanism for managing depression. Notice I used the word “managing” in reference to depression. That’s because in some ways we have limited control over how depression impacts us on a personal level. What we DO have control over are our actions once we start feeling depressed. This is what cognitive behavior therapy is all about. You are learning real copi...



BDNF Val66Met and childhood adversity on response to physical exercise and internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy in depressed Swedish adults - Rahman MS, Millischer V, Zeebari Z, Forsell Y, Lavebratt C.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:11:56 +0100

The genetic effect of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on treatment response in depression is not consistent in the literature. Childhood adversity is a known risk factor for depression which has been reported to increase depression susceptibility ... (Source: SafetyLit)



' Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:06:56 +0100

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 -- A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests. This approach is called recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. The study of 60 patients found those who received this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Cognitive behavioural therapy may reduce high rates of service use among frequent primary care attenders

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:39:19 +0100

High users or FAs of healthcare clinics place significant organisational and financial strain on healthcare systems. It has been estimated that the top 3% of users account for 15% of primary care visits.1 Short-term frequent attendance may be related to acute causes, but long-term frequent attendance has been found to be associated with high health … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Cognitive therapies for depression

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:04:02 +0100

While depression is often treated with anti-depressant medication, there is good evidence that cognitive therapies are also effective. These are'talking therapies'which aim to help people with depression to minimise the impact of negative thoughts and develop strategies for coping with difficult feelings or situations. There are a range of these therapies, but this Highlight looks at new evidence relating to two types: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). The NHS Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies programme has improved access to these therapies, although availability is still variable and there are waiting lists in some areas. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



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.

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:14 +0100

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 psychosocial intervention (BPI) in maintaining reduction of depression symptoms in the ye ar after treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Cognitive therapies for depression

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:10 +0100

While depression is often treated with anti-depressant medication, there is good evidence that cognitive therapies are also effective. These are'talking therapies'which aim to help people with depression to minimise the impact of negative thoughts and develop strategies for coping with difficult feelings or situations. There are a range of these therapies, but this Highlight looks at new evidence relating to two types: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). The NHS Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies programme has improved access to these therapies, although availability is still variable and there are waiting lists in some areas. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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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.

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:10 +0100

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 psychosocial intervention (BPI) in maintaining reduction of depression symptoms in the ye ar after treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Mindfulness takes practice

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Aarhus University) Mindfulness meditation practice is set at 45 minutes a day at home, as well as weekly group sessions with the teacher. And the 45 minutes is every day, six days a week as long as the course lasts. These are the guidelines for students taking part in the standard Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses, but an average course student practices only 30 minutes. Nevertheless, this practice is related to positive benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Cognitive Behavior Therapy Reduced Fear of Cancer Recurrence (CME/CE)

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Intervention combined in-person and online therapy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)



Lisa Snowdon answers our health quiz

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:18:11 +0100

Lisa, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, reveals how she overcame depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, which focuses on changing your thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Yoga may bring long-term benefits for people with depression

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30:00 +0100

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.  The study was set up to examine the effect on depression score at 10 weeks. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups. The main outcome in ...

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Lisa Snowdon, 45, answers our health quiz  

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:52:40 +0100

Lisa, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, reveals how she overcame depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, which focuses on changing your thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Blended Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Tue, 09 May 2017 15:10:04 +0100

Blended cognitive behavior therapy (bCBT) can help reduce the severity of fear of cancer recurrence in survivors, according to a new randomized study. (Source: CancerNetwork)



The effectiveness of narrative enhancement and cognitive therapy: a randomized controlled study of a self-stigma intervention - Hansson L, Lex én A, Holmén J.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:38:24 +0100

PURPOSE: Stigma has been proposed to be one of the most serious obstacles to successful treatment, rehabilitation and inclusion in society of people with severe mental illness. An aspect of stigma which has been increasingly discussed is self-stigma, which... (Source: SafetyLit)



Counselling services help expectant mothers quit smoking

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:38:18 +0100

Counselling services, including cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing, help women to stop smoking during pregnancy by increasing quit rates. Feedback and financial incentives may also be effective, though evidence is weaker for both. Education alone and peer support were not found to be effective (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Cognitive behavior therapy to treat sleep disturbance and fatigue following traumatic brain injury: a pilot randomized controlled trial - Nguyen S, McKay A, Wong D, Rajaratnam SM, Spitz G, Williams G, Mansfield D, Ponsford JL.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:41:41 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of adapted cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sleep disturbance and fatigue in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Parallel two-group randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient therap... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Group-based mindfulness therapy 'as effective' as individual CBT

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:06:05 +0100

Group mindfulness therapy is as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for treating depression, anxiety and stress and can be offered more widely to benefit more patients at lower costs, research suggests. (Source: GP Online News)



How to Identify & Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, A Psychologist ’ s Perspective

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:00:42 +0100

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 their place. (Source: Psych Central)



Online Therapy Necessary To Address Growing Mental Health Burden

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:50:07 +0100

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday. With resources tight and the global mental health system only serving around 10 percent of patients even now, specialists speaking at the European Congress on Psychiatry (ECP) said the web is the only option for significant extra treatment capacity. The World Health Organization (WHO) said last week mental disorders ― in particular depression ― are now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Rates of depression have risen by more than 18 percent since 2005, the WHO says, and a lack of support for mental health combined with a...



Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +0100

Conclusion Involvement in a traumatic event such as a traffic accident can have long-lasting effects on mental health. Some people have months or years of distressing, intrusive flash-backs, feelings of guilt or helplessness, anxiety and depression. At present, there are no treatments that can be given straight away to prevent such long-term effects. The lack of long-term effects in the study results mean we need to be cautious about claims that playing Tetris could "prevent" PTSD. Limitations of the study – such as an untested control intervention, and the relatively small number of participants – mean this is an experimental study to establish a theory, not proof that the treatment works. Intrusive memories are not the only symptom of PTSD but are thought to be an important...



Cognitive behavioural therapy for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: a clinical review

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:11 +0100

Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in Parkinson's disease (PD) and have a disproportionate impact on quality of life and carer burden. Pharmacological treatment is the main approach in dealing with these symptoms, but it is limited by variable efficacy and risk of drug interactions. Non-pharmacological approaches using the cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) model are viable alternatives and in this review paper we summarise the evidence of CBT for three of the most common psychiatric manifestations of PD: depression and anxiety, impulse-control disorders and insomnia. Most studies modified the usual CBT format to include mo dules accounting for problems specific to PD: activity scheduling around motoric function, motor symptoms as triggers of anxiety, fear of falling and preparation ...

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Second-generation antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy are both viable choices for initial treatment of major depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03:13 +0100

There is a pressing need to generate clear hierarchies of the benefits and harms of available treatments to implement optimal clinical practice. Second-generation antidepressants (SGAs) and cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) have proven efficacy in the treatment of major depression.1 However, comparative benefits and harms of SGAs and CBT for the initial treatment for major depression remain unclear. Amick and colleagues carried out a systematic review and evaluated 11 randomised control led trials to compare the benefits and harms of SGAs and CBT for the initial treatment of major depressive disorder in 1511 adults. The study included papers published prior to January 2015 and identified using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, PsycINFO a...



Is distraction an adaptive or maladaptive strategy for emotion regulation? A person-oriented approach - Wolgast M, Lundh LG.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:23:23 +0100

Distraction is an emotion regulation strategy that has an ambiguous status within cognitive-behavior therapy. According to some treatment protocols it is counterproductive, whereas according to other protocols it is seen as a quite useful strategy. The mai... (Source: SafetyLit)



Generic (Scientific) » RDoC – ABCT -The Delaware Project Webinar

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:34:43 +0100

The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) hosted the first in a series of collaborative webinars. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)



Generic (Scientific) » The Delaware Project – ABCT – RDoC Webinar Series

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:34:43 +0100

The RDoC Unit will cohost a webinar with the Delaware Project and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry, and highlighting the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)



Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0100

The evidence for cognitive behavior therapy's effects on the brain (and behavior) is growing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Meeting Summary » RDoC – ABCT -The Delaware Project Webinar

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:07:08 +0100

The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) hosted the first in a series of collaborative webinars. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)



Medical News Today: Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0100

A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Mothers of socially anxious children take involvement to the next level

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Springer) When mothers of children with social anxiety disorder try to support their children, it often backfires. The results of an experiment involving building difficult puzzles indicate that, even at home, mothers of children with the disorder are more involved with their offspring than mothers of healthy control children. These findings indicate behavioral control on the part of the mother, says Julia Asbrand of the Institute of Psychology in Freiburg, Germany, in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Talking therapy changes the brain's wiring, study reveals for first time

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:14:36 +0100

For the first time, research shows that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Study reveals for first time that talking therapy changes the brain's wiring

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(King's College London) A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Efficacy of psychological pain theory-based cognitive therapy in suicidal patients with major depressive disorder: a pilot study - Zou Y, Li H, Shi C, Lin Y, Zhou H, Zhang J.

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:42:32 +0100

The present study aimed to explore the effects of psychological pain theory-based cognitive therapy (PPTBCT) on suicide among depressed patients, compared with a control group who received usual psychological care (UPC). The sample consisted of 32 depresse... (Source: SafetyLit)



Cognitive therapy improves behavior issues in kids with night terrors

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:47:59 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Young children who receive cognitive behavior therapy to help them cope with night terrors may have fewer behavior problems tied to poor sleep than kids who receive therapy that doesn't include advice on how to manage symptoms, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Yoga 'may improve lower back pain'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Conclusion There was some evidence people doing yoga – compared with those doing no exercise – saw some improvement in back-related function at three and six months. It was not clear if those undertaking yoga, compared with other exercise or adding yoga to exercise, was any better than exercise alone. The study does, however, have some downfalls: Only 12 trials were included, the majority of which were in the US. This may mean results are less generalisable to other countries. Not all trials looked at all reported outcomes. For example, only four trials were included when comparing yoga with non-yoga exercise, increasing the risk of bias. All outcomes were self-reported, therefore all of the studies included were at risk of bias as participants may have wanted to demonstrate a d...



What defines mindfulness-based programs? The warp and the weft - Crane RS, Brewer J, Feldman C, Kabat-Zinn J, Santorelli S, Williams JM, Kuyken W.

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:35:29 +0100

There has been an explosion of interest in mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This is demonstrated in increased research, implementation of MBPs in healthcare, educat... (Source: SafetyLit)



Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial - Rosso IM, Killgore WD, Olson EA, Webb CA, Fukunaga R, Auerbach RP, Gogel H, Buchholz JL, Rauch SL.

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:27:50 +0100

BACKGROUND: Prior research has shown that the Sadness Program, a technician-assisted Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) intervention developed in Australia, is effective for treating major depressive disorder (MDD). The current study aimed ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Early cognitive therapy offers hope for young with PTSD

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:05:00 +0100

Early cognitive therapy treatment effective for children and adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)



Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:55:26 +0100

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



A cure for social anxiety disorders

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Norwegian and British researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)






Correction: Predicting response trajectories during cognitive-behavioural therapy for panic disorder: no association with the BDNF gene or childhood maltreatment - Santacana M, Arias B, Mitjans M, Bonillo A, Montoro M, Rosado S, Guillamat R, Vall ès V, Perez V, Forero CG, Fullana MA.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:27:56 +0100

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Can insomnia be cured by online therapy?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:10:18 +0100

Up to half of us have problems sleeping – and some experts say online treatment may soon become the norm. But which tool should you use?Can ’t get to sleep? Try online therapy. While a glowing screen is a counter-intuitive cure for insomnia, there is evidence that online cognitive behavourial therapy (CBT) can restore normal sleep patterns. In astudy published in this month ’s Jama Psychiatry, an online CBT programme cured 57% of those who used it, compared with 27% who had standard education about insomnia.Insomnia affectsup to half of all people– with up to 20% having a serious problem with getting off to sleep (or falling asleep again if they wake up). Chronic insomnia can last for years – making people feel sleepy during the day and anxious at night. Standardadvice includes p...



How did web-based cognitive therapy work for insomnia?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:07:38 +0100

How well did a web-based cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia intervention work in a randomized clinical trial? A new article reports that adults assigned to receive the fully automated and interactive web-based Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) intervention had improved sleep compared with those adults just given access to a patient education website with information about insomnia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:02:07 +0100

The report suggests that many garden-variety insomniacs could benefit from cognitive behavior therapy without ever having to talk to a therapist. (Source: NYT Health)



Royal College of Obstetricians says women should get therapy to help beat PMS

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:07 +0100

Doctors say cognitive behavioural therapy is more effective at controlling the symptoms of PMS than antidepressants. Up to 40 per cent of women are affected by PMS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



CBT 'should be routinely offered' to women with premenstrual syndrome

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:01:02 +0100

Gynaecologists advise that cognitive behavioural therapy could help women manage the symptoms of PMSWomen experiencing premenstrual syndrome should routinely be offered cognitive behavioural therapy to help them manage the symptoms, gynaecologists have said.Around 40% of women experience symptoms of PMS with around5%-8% having severe symptoms. Physical symptoms can include swollen breasts and bloating, and the psychological symptoms are wide-ranging, including depression, irritability, suicidal thoughts and loss of confidence. The condition can be debilitating, disrupting school, social and work life.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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One-on-One Cognitive Therapy Bests Group Approach in PTSD One-on-One Cognitive Therapy Bests Group Approach in PTSD

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:27:50 +0100

Individual cognitive processing therapy works better and faster than group therapy in active-duty military personnel with PTSD, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Active-duty military find PTSD relief through individual cognitive therapy

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:36:12 +0100

Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Can a high-tech treatment help combat some of our oldest fears?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:30:00 +0100

Conclusion This experimental study assessed whether it is possible to counter-condition people against their fear memories by using reward without actually having to re-expose the person to the fearful stimulus. The researchers conclude that they have shown this can be done, all with participants remaining unaware of the content and purpose of the procedure. They further suggest the procedure may be an initial step towards novel treatments for fear-related disorders such as phobia and PTSD, via unconscious processing. While these findings show promise, there are some key limitations, the main one being the small number of healthy participants who had fear to colours induced by giving them tolerable electric shocks. This was also an artificial scenario. The "fear" or threat was ve...



It is unclear if combined motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy improve medication adherence

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:09:55 +0100

Medication adherence is a complex problem affecting the care of patients with various medical and psychiatric conditions. The study by Spoelstra et al attempts to review the evidence of combined motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to promote medication adherence. Combined MI and CBT may improve medication adherence … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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Hidden in plain sight: The unmet mental health needs of older people

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:20:43 +0100

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, launched in 2008, aimed to increase the number of people accessing talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for common conditions like anxiety and depression. In 2011 the Department of Health set a target of 12% of referrals through the IAPT programme being people aged 65 and over. Five years later it is still not close to being met with national reporting showing it is currently at 6.1%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Simpler, cheaper therapy (behavioural activation) can be as good as CBT for treating depression

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:02:42 +0100

A simpler therapy called behavioural activation can be as effective at treating adults with depression as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Also, it is delivered more cheaply, by trained junior mental health workers. CBT is commonly provided to adults with depression and it is recommended by NICE as first- line treatment. However, it is complex to deliver and therapists are highly skilled and expensive. Behavioural activation is a simpler type of talking therapy that encourages people to develop more positive behaviour such as planning activities and doing constructive things that they would usually avoid doing. We did not know if this therapy was as effective as CBT in treating depression. The NIHR funded this trial to answer this question. This is the largest trial on behavioural acti...



Why Do We Worry?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:15:48 +0100

Conclusion Worry is a normal phenomenon that affects us all. Worry can be adaptive in situations where there is a real possibility of injury or death, but in the majority of instances, is not a successful strategy to deal with the vicissitudes of life.  Research shows that when worry becomes severe and excessive, individuals are at risk of developing generalized anxiety disorder; a condition involving chronic worry, muscles tension, and irritability. Individuals with this disorder may worry for a variety of reasons, such as to avoid mental imagery of disastrous outcomes, to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty, to avoid worry itself, and to avoid sudden changes in the emotional status quo. Cognitive-behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy have been proven as successful therap...



Preventive Therapy for OCD?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:15:54 +0100

The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies on preventive therapy for postpartum OCD have shown promising results. What a great idea! Stop OCD in its tracks before it has a chance to latch on to people and wreak havoc in their lives. But why limit this preventive therapy to women who have just given birth? We know that obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes runs in families. We know that there are often subtle signs of OCD before it becomes full-blown. We know that OCD involves anxiety and is often seen with co-existing conditions such as depression, social phobia, and Tourette syndrome, to name just a few. Given the fact that we know all this, shouldn’t we be able to identify an at-risk population for d...



New guide 'helps 60% of youngsters overcome their fear'

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:27:33 +0100

Led by academics at Sheffield University, the guide uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to reduce children's anxiety about going to the dentist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Can't Sleep? Now There's A Coach For That.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:09:52 +0100

First came diet coaches, exercise coaches, career coaches and spiritual and life coaches. There should be no surprise that as the population ages and increasingly has trouble staying asleep that the next step would be sleep coaches. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem for adults, and has been linked to depression, falls, stroke and memory problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBTI, is considered a highly effective method for treating the disorder, but many do not receive it due to a lack of therapists with CBTI training, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Enter the sleep coach. The research team trained “sleep coaches” who weren’t therapists to administer weekly cognitive therapy sessions for people w...



Science News » RDoC Unit to Co-host Webinar Series

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 04:25:15 +0100

The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit, the Delaware Project (DP), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will launch a webinar series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)



Treating Insomnia Benefits Work Outcomes

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:22:51 +0100

Insomnia is running rampant through contemporary society. Large scale studies estimate the prevalence of insomnia of around 25%-30% of adults in the United States and Canada. This is a big health problem, but it is also a work problem. Accumulating evidence indicates that insomnia undermines not only the health and well-being of employees, but also their effectiveness in their jobs. Research indicates that insomnia leads to hostility at work, low job satisfaction , high levels of unethical behavior , high levels of cyberloafing , and even abusive supervision behavior by leaders . Thus, employee insomnia is an issue that employers should care about. Good employers care about the health and well-being of their employees simply because they value people. But ALL employers care about the effe...



Treating seasonal affective disorder with cognitive behavioural therapy is comparable to light therapy

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:53:18 +0100

The overall lifetime prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ranges as high as 9.7%.1 Light therapy, where bright artificial light is used to replace diminished sunlight, can be an effective non-drug treatment for SAD.2 However, alternative non-drug treatment approaches are also needed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an established and effective treatment for depressive disorders.3 Limited research examining CBT adapted specifically for SAD (CBT-SAD) is available. This paper reports initial findings from a large 5-year randomised clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and conducted in Burlington, Vermont. In 2006, over a 6-week period during the winter solstice, 177 adults with a current episode of depression tha...



Cognitive-behavioural therapy-based intervention to reduce fear of falling in older people: therapy development and randomised controlled trial - the Strategies for Increasing Independence, Confidence and Energy (STRIDE) study

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:27:07 +0100

Falls cause fear, anxiety and loss of confidence, resulting in activity avoidance, social isolation and increasing frailty. The umbrella term for these problems is'fear of falling', seen in up to 85% of older adults who fall. Evidence of effectiveness of physical and psychological interventions is limited, with no previous studies examining the role of an individually delivered cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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A randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of brief anger management on community-based offenders in Malta - Henwood KS, Browne KD, Chou S.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 23:28:16 +0100

The aim of this article is to examine the effects of a short-term one-to-one anger management program delivered to community-based offenders in Malta. The program delivered was the Individual Managing Anger Program (I-MAP), a Cognitive behavioural therapy ... (Source: SafetyLit)