Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Female-specific CBT for Women Diagnosed With Alcohol Use Disorder

Female-specific CBT for Women Diagnosed With Alcohol Use Disorder

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Compared with men, women diagnosed with AUD have higher rates of premature death due to alcohol abuse.

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

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Some of the strategies to improve memory extinction aim at plasticity pathways in the brain with the use of NMDA receptor-modulating drugs, such as D-cycloserine.

CBT in Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Managing Chronic Pain

CBT in Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Managing Chronic Pain

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In an email interview with Rheumatology Advisor, Louise Sharpe, PhD, spoke about the practical ramifications of her research for clinicians who treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Patients With Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Patients With Chronic Pain

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Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective method of chronic pain treatment, either alone or in conjunction with other pain therapies.

CBT Plus Motivational Interviewing: A Superior Anxiety Treatment?

CBT Plus Motivational Interviewing: A Superior Anxiety Treatment?

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Recent studies have explored various adaptations to CBT with the aim of improving response rates in treating anxiety.

Effects of Pain Catastrophizing on Women With Chronic Low Back Pain

Effects of Pain Catastrophizing on Women With Chronic Low Back Pain

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Understanding how pain catastrophizing works can assist clinicians with providing effective treatments to patients with chronic pain.

CBT, Medication Have Same Efficacy for Treating Depression

CBT, Medication Have Same Efficacy for Treating Depression

For adults, similar efficacy for cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants.

CBT, Exercise Best Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CBT, Exercise Best Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy, graded exercise for chronic fatigue can last more than two years.

Online CBT May Offer Little To No Benefit For Depression

Online CBT May Offer Little To No Benefit For Depression

The researchers note the poor outcomes of online CBT were primarily from low engagement and low adherence to treatment.

OCD Patients Who Fail on Meds Helped By Exposure Therapy

OCD Patients Who Fail on Meds Helped By Exposure Therapy

By the end of the exposure and response prevention therapy treatment, more than half of the patients with OCD were considered excellent responders.

CBT Better Than Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

CBT Better Than Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Light therapy may be better when it comes to acute episodes of SAD, but CBT may be more effective to prevent relapse.

Online CBT Beneficial for Depression, Anxiety

Online CBT Beneficial for Depression, Anxiety

Patients who participated in CBT via the internet had equal or better outcomes compared with those who participated in traditional in-person CBT.

Separate Treatments Best For Comorbid Psychosis, Addiction

Separate Treatments Best For Comorbid Psychosis, Addiction

Patients with psychosis and addiction disorders responded moderately better to disorder-specific treatment.

CBT Program Benefits Youth At Risk for Depression For Years

CBT Program Benefits Youth At Risk for Depression For Years

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Teens who had one parent with depression who took part in a cognitive-behavioral prevention program were less likely to develop depression.

Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adulthood

Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adulthood

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An examination of how the treatment of anxiety changes from childhood, to adolescence and into adulthood.

Brain Scans May Predict Efficacy of CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

Brain Scans May Predict Efficacy of CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

Connectivity between certain regions of the brain seen on scans may be able to predictive whether CBT will benefit an individual patient.

CBT Via Phone Helps Seniors With Anxiety

CBT Via Phone Helps Seniors With Anxiety

There was a significant decline in worry severity and in anxiety symptoms, depression at four-month follow-up in the phone CBT group.

Brief CBT Reduces Suicidal Behavior Among Military Personnel

Brief CBT Reduces Suicidal Behavior Among Military Personnel

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Soldiers were much less likely to attempt suicide after a 12-session outpatient CBT program.

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

Patients with mental illness who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom improvements in both insomnia and their psychiatric condition.

Uncontrollable Crying or Laughing: What's Behind Pseudobulbar Affect?

Uncontrollable Crying or Laughing: What's Behind Pseudobulbar Affect?

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Pseudobulbar affect, which involves uncontrollable emotional outbursts, has been reported in diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Brain Scan Can Identify OCD Patients Best Suited for CBT

Brain Scan Can Identify OCD Patients Best Suited for CBT

Patients with more efficient brain network connectivity had worse long-term outcomes after cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: Common, Yet Not Often Reported

Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: Common, Yet Not Often Reported

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PD psychosis is underreported and faces treatment challenges, though a new treatment on the horizon may change that.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating OCD

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating OCD

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Exposure and response prevention is considered the first-line CBT therapy for those with OCD.

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

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CBT for insomnia can effectively treat insomnia in patients with comorbid major depression taking antidepressants.

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

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Adults in the CBT-I group achieved much bigger reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms than peers using control website.

Metacognitive Therapy Could Benefit Wide Range of Mental Illnesses

Metacognitive Therapy Could Benefit Wide Range of Mental Illnesses

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Targeting dysfunctional beliefs patients hold about thoughts could help treat depression, anxiety, and OCD.

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

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Although depression and anxiety are two of the most common comorbidities in patients with COPD, they are infrequently treated in this population.

Antidepressants Modestly Help Kids with Disruptive Mood Disorder

Antidepressants Modestly Help Kids with Disruptive Mood Disorder

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A small benefit was observed in children treated with antidepressants who had irritability, disruptive behaviors, and aggression.

Internet-Based Psychotherapy Intervention Improves Depression

Internet-Based Psychotherapy Intervention Improves Depression

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Patients show greater depression improvement when CBT-focused Internet program added to treatment.

Tackling Treatment-Resistant Depression Using CBT

Tackling Treatment-Resistant Depression Using CBT

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Using CBT to treat resistant depression requires more active care, but may be more beneficial for patients than usual care alone.

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