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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.
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]
Researchers gain new insights into potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers gain new insights into potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide currently suffer from dementia and it is expected that the number will increase to 135 million by the year 2050. The disease is already one of the most common health problems in the elderly, which is why experts predict that the numbers of people affected will increase over time. [More]
Maria T. Lymberis to receive 2014 Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being

Maria T. Lymberis to receive 2014 Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being

Maria T. Lymberis, MD, a member of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., will be honored with the 2014 Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being for her longstanding commitment to physician health in her local community and in the state of California, as well as her career-long contributions to medical ethics. [More]
Primary care can help tackle mental health care disparities among ethnic minorities

Primary care can help tackle mental health care disparities among ethnic minorities

Primary care that includes mental health screenings and treatments that take into account a patient's language and cultural background can help address mental health care disparities among ethnic minorities, according to psychologists, physicians and other health care experts writing in a special issue of Psychological Services, published by the American Psychological Association. [More]

Added benefit of nalmefene not proven for alcohol dependence

Nalmefene (trade name Selincro) has been approved since February 2013 for people with alcohol dependence who currently drink a lot of alcohol, but who do not have physical withdrawal symptoms and who do not require immediate detoxification. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care examined in a dossier assessment whether the drug offers an added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy in this patient group. [More]
New research collaboration aims to collect, share research on solution-focused therapy

New research collaboration aims to collect, share research on solution-focused therapy

A new research collaboration that will for the first time bring together philosophy of mind and practical applications in terms of therapy and caring practice has been launched at the University of Hertfordshire this week. [More]
Researchers use MRI techniques to study consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure

Researchers use MRI techniques to study consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure

Researchers from the Translational Developmental Neuroscience Lab led by Professor Stefan Ehrlich at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden (Faculty of Medicine) used state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure. [More]
Unique challenges in providing psychotherapy to people with ASD and gender dysphoria

Unique challenges in providing psychotherapy to people with ASD and gender dysphoria

The challenges in providing psychotherapy to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also are struggling with their gender identity are explored in two case studies of high-functioning persons with diagnoses of ASD and gender dysphoria (GD). [More]
Group mindfulness treatment as effective as individual CBT in patients with depression, anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment as effective as individual CBT in patients with depression, anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. [More]

Researchers explore effectiveness of inpatient psychotherapy in Germany

Sarah Liebherz (Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf) and Sven Rabung (Institute of Psychology, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) have examined 59 studies conducted between 1977 and 2009, to determine the effectiveness of inpatient psychotherapy - which is widely available in Germany - with regard to the reduction of the psychiatric symptoms and impairments in the interpersonal sphere. [More]
Janssen announces submission of NDA for three-month paliperidone palmitate

Janssen announces submission of NDA for three-month paliperidone palmitate

Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for three-month atypical antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The NDA seeks approval for the medication as a treatment for schizophrenia in adults. [More]
Oxytocin hormone inhibits fear center in brain, shows study

Oxytocin hormone inhibits fear center in brain, shows study

Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn Hospital has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain and allows fear stimuli to subside more easily. [More]