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Online program for insomnia can improve amount and quality of sleep

Online program for insomnia can improve amount and quality of sleep

An online program designed to help people overcome insomnia significantly improves both the amount and quality of sleep, a new study has found. [More]
Online group therapy can be as effective as face-to-face treatment for bulimia nervosa

Online group therapy can be as effective as face-to-face treatment for bulimia nervosa

Eight years ago, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a new kind of clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of online therapy - delivered through group chat sessions - to face-to-face group therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating (or eating an unusually large amount of food and feeling out of control) coupled with purging behaviors such as vomiting, laxative abuse, or excessive exercise. [More]
New combinatination therapy shows promise in treating patients with traumatic brain injury

New combinatination therapy shows promise in treating patients with traumatic brain injury

A combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option to help people who suffer from persistent cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported. [More]
New cognitive behavioral therapy resource holds potential to reduce dental anxiety among children

New cognitive behavioral therapy resource holds potential to reduce dental anxiety among children

The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's Dental Anxiety" in the OnlineFirst portion of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. [More]
New CBTI treatment program improves sleep quality for older adults

New CBTI treatment program improves sleep quality for older adults

Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults -- as many as 30 percent to 50 percent of people report having trouble sleeping. [More]
Mental math exercises linked to better emotional health

Mental math exercises linked to better emotional health

Engaging a specific part of the brain during mental math exercises is connected with better emotional health, according to a new brain-scanning study published by Duke researchers in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. [More]
Behavioral activation as effective as CBT? An interview with Professor David Richards

Behavioral activation as effective as CBT? An interview with Professor David Richards

BA and CBT are quite fundamentally different. BA is what we call an outside-in treatment, which means it focuses on helping people with depression change the way in which they behave. [More]
People with PTSD appear to suffer from disrupted context processing, say researchers

People with PTSD appear to suffer from disrupted context processing, say researchers

For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many symptoms and so much disability. [More]
Review examines link between insomnia and alcohol dependence

Review examines link between insomnia and alcohol dependence

Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias such as sleep-related eating disorder, sleepwalking, nightmares, sleep paralysis, and REM sleep behavior disorder. [More]
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit psoriasis patients

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit psoriasis patients

A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics outlines new prospects for the treatment of psoriasis. [More]
Review highlights anxiety may lead to serious health consequences in dialysis patients

Review highlights anxiety may lead to serious health consequences in dialysis patients

A new review looks at the potential effects of anxiety on a vulnerable patient population: individuals undergoing hemodialysis for the treatment of kidney failure. [More]
New intervention improves health, wellness outcomes in adolescents with persistent concussion

New intervention improves health, wellness outcomes in adolescents with persistent concussion

Concussions can create a host of symptoms—headache, dizziness, moodiness, upset stomach and other issues. [More]
Family-based cognitive behavioral therapy may be key to improve sleep in children with ASD

Family-based cognitive behavioral therapy may be key to improve sleep in children with ASD

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on changing how a person thinks about and reacts to specific situations. Used by therapists for decades, it has been proven effective for treating a number of problems including insomnia. [More]
Study evaluates effectiveness of psychotherapy in SAD patients who fail to respond to antidepressants

Study evaluates effectiveness of psychotherapy in SAD patients who fail to respond to antidepressants

A randomized controlled study has evaluated the role of psychotherapy in patients whose social anxiety did not respond to drug treatment. [More]
New non-drug approach may help manage pain in individuals receiving addiction treatment

New non-drug approach may help manage pain in individuals receiving addiction treatment

It's a Catch-22 with potentially deadly consequences: People trying to overcome addiction can't get treatment for their pain, because the most powerful pain medicines also carry an addiction risk. [More]
New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

When Dr. Laura Duda goes into an elementary school classroom, she can usually spot one or two children who have a tic - a rapid, involuntary movement or sound such as sniffing, blinking their eyes or scrunching their faces. [More]
Centrally assisted collaborative telecare model improves PTSD/depression symptoms in soldiers

Centrally assisted collaborative telecare model improves PTSD/depression symptoms in soldiers

Military members who visited a primary care clinic while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression reported fewer symptoms and better mental health functioning a year after enrolling in a treatment program that included specially trained care managers and telephone therapy options, according to a new study conducted by RTI International, RAND and the Department of Defense Deployment Health Clinical Center. [More]
Zeiger’s cognitive behavioral therapy program helps school-aged children deal with anxiety issues

Zeiger’s cognitive behavioral therapy program helps school-aged children deal with anxiety issues

Change can be hard for many people. For kids - who often thrive on routine and predictability - the transition from school year to summer and into a new academic year can bring uncertainty that can trigger anxiety and behavioral problems. [More]
Natural tendency to self-restrict time in bed can protect against chronic insomnia

Natural tendency to self-restrict time in bed can protect against chronic insomnia

Twenty to 50 percent of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year, defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, three or more nights per week, for between two weeks and three months. [More]
Rice study takes deeper look at how inflammation bridges stress and diabetes

Rice study takes deeper look at how inflammation bridges stress and diabetes

A Rice University study has found a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain's ability to control anxiety. [More]
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