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Study: Sleep problems after divorce may increase blood pressure

Study: Sleep problems after divorce may increase blood pressure

Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds. [More]

Investigators report effects of internet based treatment on obsessive symptoms

A group of German investigators reports on the affects of internet based treatment on obsessive symptoms in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. [More]
Combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication reduces relapse in depressed youths

Combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication reduces relapse in depressed youths

Cognitive behavioral therapy in addition to medication improves the long-term success of treatment for children and adolescents suffering from depression, a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study indicates. [More]
Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

More and more people are surviving their cancer. Unfortunately, sometimes survival can come with pain. Although many people won't feel any pain after their cancer treatment, some may have chronic, bothersome pain. [More]
Researchers develop virtual platform that measures level of addiction of smokers

Researchers develop virtual platform that measures level of addiction of smokers

In Mexico, 21.7 percent of the population smokes, which is associated with 95 percent of 
lung cancer cases and the development of 29 more different conditions. [More]
Family-based CBT benefits young children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Family-based CBT benefits young children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center has found that family-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is beneficial to young children between the ages of five and eight with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). [More]
New mobile apps to help manage chronic pain patients

New mobile apps to help manage chronic pain patients

Mobile medicine is helping chronic pain patients cope with and manage their condition thanks to new smartphone apps, which can track patients from a distance and monitor pain, mood, physical activity, drug side effects, and treatment compliance. [More]
Researchers receive $3.7M NIH grant to develop anti-smoking program for HIV-infected smoker

Researchers receive $3.7M NIH grant to develop anti-smoking program for HIV-infected smoker

Montefiore Medical Center researchers have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an anti-smoking program for HIV-infected smokers. [More]
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]
Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy show decreased fatigue as result of CBTH

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

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

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

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

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]