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Psychotherapy is “talk” therapy. It involves talking with a mental health professional to treat a mental illness. Psychotherapy can occur one-on-one or in a group. Research shows that support from family and friends can be an important part of therapy.
Study calls for more intensive psychotherapeutic support for patients with alcohol addiction

Study calls for more intensive psychotherapeutic support for patients with alcohol addiction

The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. [More]
Researchers evaluate effects of integrating religious beliefs into depression therapy

Researchers evaluate effects of integrating religious beliefs into depression therapy

For chronically ill patients with major depression, an approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates patients' religious beliefs is at least as effective as conventional CBT, suggests a study in the April issue of The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. [More]
New peer-to-peer networking tool for people suffering from anxiety, depression

New peer-to-peer networking tool for people suffering from anxiety, depression

Researchers at MIT and Northwestern University have developed a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques. [More]
Sympathetic nerve block shows no major benefit for PTSD in randomized controlled trial

Sympathetic nerve block shows no major benefit for PTSD in randomized controlled trial

A sympathetic nerve block that has shown promise for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) performed no better than sham treatment in a randomized controlled trial, new research shows. [More]
Exercise and chronic fatigue syndrome: an interview with Professor Trudie Chalder

Exercise and chronic fatigue syndrome: an interview with Professor Trudie Chalder

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised primarily by fatigue but people often report muscle pain and sleep problems as well as concentration and memory problems. The symptoms affect people’s ability to carry out normal activities that healthy people take for granted. CFS can affect relationships, work and leisure activities. [More]
Study finding suggests importance of individually-tailored treatment for depression

Study finding suggests importance of individually-tailored treatment for depression

The most commonly used treatment for the over 14 million Americans who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder is anti-depressant medication. While such medications bring relief to many, current research suggests that one size may not fit all when it comes to treating depression. [More]
Yoga could help reduce depression in pregnant women

Yoga could help reduce depression in pregnant women

In a small pilot study, researchers at Brown University, Butler Hospital, and Women & Infants' Hospital have found evidence suggesting that yoga could help pregnant women with significant depression reduce the severity of the mood disorder. [More]
Suicide rates for U.S. youths nearly double in rural areas

Suicide rates for U.S. youths nearly double in rural areas

The adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the United States was almost twice as high in rural settings than in urban areas between 1996 and 2010, and new research suggests that the gap appears to be widening. [More]
Screening for and treating depression could help reduce risk of heart disease

Screening for and treating depression could help reduce risk of heart disease

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has found that screening for and treating depression could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression. [More]
Study: Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy effective in treating preadolescents with depression

Study: Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy effective in treating preadolescents with depression

A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more effective in treating preadolescent children with depression compared to child-centered therapy (CCT). [More]
Successful cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety provides long-term benefits

Successful cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety provides long-term benefits

Penn Medicine researchers found that patients who did not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in childhood had more chronic and enduring patterns of suicidal ideation at 7 to 19 years after treatment. [More]
OASIS reliably detects outpatient anxiety change

OASIS reliably detects outpatient anxiety change

Study findings support the use of the Overall Anxiety Severity And Impairment Scale as a brief measure of anxiety in the outpatient clinical setting. [More]
CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

PTSD. Four letters we immediately associate with soldiers and horrific wartime tragedies. But unfortunately, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event—including children with serious medical diagnoses. [More]
Organizational culture may increase use of evidence-based treatments for adolescents with psychiatric disorders

Organizational culture may increase use of evidence-based treatments for adolescents with psychiatric disorders

Many mental health therapists use treatments that have little evidence to support them. A new multi-institution study led by Penn Medicine has found that an organization's culture and climate are better predictors of the use of evidence-based practices than an individual therapist's characteristics in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. [More]
Diamond Headache Clinic's Alexander Feoktistov named recipient of 2015 NHF Lectureship

Diamond Headache Clinic's Alexander Feoktistov named recipient of 2015 NHF Lectureship

The National Headache Foundation is pleased to announce that Alexander Feoktistov, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research at Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, Illinois, has been named the recipient of the 2015 NHF Lectureship. As the premier educational and informational resource for those living with headache disorders, their family members, physicians, allied health professionals, and health policy decision makers, the NHF created this award to preserve the highest level of neurobiological research and advancement in medicine today. [More]
Insomnia treatment in veterans linked to significant reduction in suicidal ideation

Insomnia treatment in veterans linked to significant reduction in suicidal ideation

A new study is the first to show that the treatment of insomnia in veterans is associated with a significant reduction in suicidal ideation. [More]
Researchers receive $2.2M grant to study links between depression and cardiovascular disease in HIV patients

Researchers receive $2.2M grant to study links between depression and cardiovascular disease in HIV patients

Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and two colleagues have received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the links between depression, depression treatment and cardiovascular disease in adults with HIV. [More]
Personal gender identity of every human being is reflected in the structure of brain networks

Personal gender identity of every human being is reflected in the structure of brain networks

Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception. As a general rule, gender identity and physical sex coincide. If this is not the case, one refers to trans-identity or transsexuality. In a current study, brain researcher Georg S. Kanz of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the MedUni Vienna was able to demonstrate that the very personal gender identity of every human being is reflected and verifiable in the cross-links between brain regions. [More]
People need to watch distinct warning signs of holiday depression

People need to watch distinct warning signs of holiday depression

While the holidays are a time of merriment and festivities for many, some people struggle with depression during this time of year. [More]
UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

Donald Trump's ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn't mean he's the picture of mental health. The same can be said about the self-esteem of people who are living from paycheck to paycheck, or unemployed. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, underscores this mind-wallet connection. [More]
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