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.
A paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, provides a careful analysis of network analysis, a new methodology for understanding psychiatric symptoms.
There have not been many scientifically evaluated therapies for teens and young adults who have suffered physical or sexual abuse until now.
When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders -- from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes -- a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and method of intervention.
What determines the composition of microorganisms in the digestive tract of animals? A large study by the Vienna University of Technology and the Karl Landsteiner University Krems together with the MPI Tübingen has now gone into this puzzle.
Researchers at Nemours Children's Health System have found that an artificial intelligence behavioral coach, nicknamed Tess, is feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of adolescent patients in a weight management program.
Interactions with artificial intelligence will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team at the Technical University of Munich has now completed the first study of how "embodied AI" can help treat mental illness.
The Priory’s Roehampton Hospital in south-west London has been rated as ‘good’ across all the mental health and addictions services it offers by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.
How do experiences with stress and violence determine, define and organize the memories of young people? Can certain psycho-physiological mechanisms related to violence and trauma alter the functional organization of the mind in a way that is problematic for the individual and society as a whole?
Adolescence can be a minefield for those going through it. Along with natural bodily changes, teens also have to grapple with social pressures emphasizing thinness and other arbitrary standards of desirability.
A new investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics disclosed important brain mechanisms for the action of psychotherapy in panic disorder.
Bochum-based psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.
Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than Seeking Safety, a coping skills therapy, for patients who also have alcohol use disorder, found a VA San Diego Healthcare System study.
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics sheds new light on long-term studies with antidepressant drugs.
Substance use disorders continue to rise at alarming rates among adolescents, with opioid abuse contributing to this significant public health problem.
Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries, according to a narrative review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
According to a new study, MDMA can increase the sensitivity of the brain to learning the reward value of social behaviors, which may explain its effects on PTSD.
An international team led by Munich-based researchers has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression in young people. The study also confirms a history of childhood abuse as a risk factor.
A new evaluation strategy for assessing stress, allostatic load and distress has been found of clinical value in a trial in primary care published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
You can study and get the best training, but it is unlikely that you are going to be a good psychotherapist unless you have the qualities that are outlined in an article in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
A new method for reducing anxiety based on neurofeedback has beenvalidated in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.