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Researchers receive NIMH grant to study new treatment for binge eating disorder

Researchers receive NIMH grant to study new treatment for binge eating disorder

Steve Wonderlich, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, North Dakota and Chair of Sanford's Eating Disorder Department, recently was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to study a new treatment for binge eating disorder. [More]
CBT improves blood sugar control and brings faster relief of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes

CBT improves blood sugar control and brings faster relief of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes

Although maintaining good blood sugar control is crucial for avoiding complications of diabetes, it has been estimated that only about half of patients are successful in meeting target blood glucose levels. [More]
CBTH intervention may reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

CBTH intervention may reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy show decreased fatigue as result of CBTH

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
New treatments for depression on the horizon

New treatments for depression on the horizon

New insights into the physiological causes of depression are leading to treatments beyond common antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft, researchers are reporting in the in the journal Current Psychiatry. [More]
Not all children, young adults treated achieve long-term relief from symptoms of anxiety

Not all children, young adults treated achieve long-term relief from symptoms of anxiety

Fewer than one in two children and young adults treated for anxiety achieve long-term relief from symptoms, according to the findings of a study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and five other institutions. [More]

Impaired cognitive insight linked to delusions in psychosis risk

High levels of self-certainty, one aspect of cognitive insight, are associated with the presence of delusional symptoms in people with at-risk mental states, a study shows. [More]
Technology increases cognitive behavioral therapy options for insomnia

Technology increases cognitive behavioral therapy options for insomnia

Web- and telehealth-based delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for treating chronic insomnia, giving rural-dwelling adults more choice and better access to services, researchers report. [More]
Vitamin D may be adjunct for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, say researchers

Vitamin D may be adjunct for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, say researchers

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, say researchers in the January 2014 issue of PAIN-. [More]

Persistent insomnia symptom risk high

Insomnia symptoms are often persistent, report researchers who found that targeting sleep-interfering behaviors may be one method of prevention. [More]

Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Matt G. Kushner, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) has earned the latest Dan Anderson Research Award for his study examining the effectiveness of a hybrid cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence. [More]
Combination of medication and psychological therapy effective for treating chronic migraines in children

Combination of medication and psychological therapy effective for treating chronic migraines in children

Psychological therapy plus medication appears to be the most effective treatment strategy for chronic migraine in children, but it may take time for the medical system to widely adopt this approach, says an editorial in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by Mark Connelly, PhD, a pain psychologist and co-director of the Comprehensive Headache Clinic at Children's Mercy Hospital. [More]

Prolonged exposure therapy shows greater benefit adolescent girls with sexually abused PTSD

Adolescents girls with sexual abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced greater benefit from prolonged exposure therapy (a type of therapy that has been shown effectiveness for adults) than from supportive counseling, according to a study appearing in the December 25 issue of JAMA. [More]

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces headache frequency, migraine-related disability in children

Among children and adolescents with chronic migraine, the use of cognitive behavioral therapy resulted in greater reductions in headache frequency and migraine-related disability compared with headache education, according to a study appearing in the December 25 issue of JAMA. [More]

Study: Standard treatment approaches yield modest to large improvement in TMD patients

empromandibular pain disorders (TMDs) are characterized by a dysfunction of the TMD joint and cause orofacial pain, masticatory dysfunction or both. [More]

Cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD affects underlying biology of the disorder

A new paper published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder not only reduces symptoms but also affects the underlying biology of this disorder. [More]
Viewpoints: Senate should reconsider treaty on protections for people with disabilities; HHS treading wrong way on payments for bone marrow donors

Viewpoints: Senate should reconsider treaty on protections for people with disabilities; HHS treading wrong way on payments for bone marrow donors

About a year ago the Senate fell five votes short of ratifying an international treaty that would improve protections for the disabled. It was an ignoble spectacle as the opponents rebuffed Bob Dole, a former colleague and disabled veteran, who came to the Senate floor to lobby for it. [More]

Spirituality in teens linked with increased positive social behaviors, reduced narcissism

If the spirit is truly willing, perhaps the flesh is not so weak, after all. Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors, and reduced narcissism, according to a study by researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Baylor University. [More]

Researchers find reductions in depressive symptoms for older, younger veterans undergoing CBT-D

Researchers have found significant and equivalent reductions in depressive symptoms for both older and younger veterans undergoing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression (CBT-D), according to an article published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences on November 11. [More]

Insomnia hurts job performance of depressed patients

Sleep disturbances in patients with current depressive or anxiety disorders are associated with poor work performance and absenteeism, a subanalysis of the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety suggests. [More]