Therapies

Continuing Research, Emerging Treatments Hold Promise for Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Continuing Research, Emerging Treatments Hold Promise for Treating Anorexia Nervosa

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In the past, clinicians believed anorexia arose from control battles with parents and that the individual had to develop insight and motivation to recover.

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Early Adherence to Antidepressants

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Early Adherence to Antidepressants

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Early adherence is an especially problematic, significant and modifiable barrier to quality care for depression.

Effect of Group CBT on Preventing Weight Regain in Type 2 Diabetes

Effect of Group CBT on Preventing Weight Regain in Type 2 Diabetes

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Over the long term, overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes often regain weight lost during weight loss programs.

Online Insomnia Therapy Associated With Improved Mental Health

Online Insomnia Therapy Associated With Improved Mental Health

Digital CBT is associated with reductions in insomnia, for university students.

ECT Associated Headaches Decreased With Preemptive Analgesia, Acetaminophen

ECT Associated Headaches Decreased With Preemptive Analgesia, Acetaminophen

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ECT significantly reduced headache incidence and severity.

ADHD Treatments

A chart outlining pharmacotherapies for ADHD, including information on form, strength, maximum dosages and administration.

Daily Dose Thresholds: Anxiolytics

Anxiolytic medications daily dose threshold chart.

Acupuncture vs Sham Laser For Psychophysical Response: Is One Better Than the Other?

Acupuncture vs Sham Laser For Psychophysical Response: Is One Better Than the Other?

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In traditional acupuncture, a concept that is central to achieving a therapeutic response is De Qi, which represents the sensory effects induced by the procedure.

Electroconvulsive Therapy Continues to Be Vital Treatment for Depression in Elderly

Electroconvulsive Therapy Continues to Be Vital Treatment for Depression in Elderly

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Research findings support continuation of ECT plus medication in a depressed elderly population.

Clinical Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Clinical Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

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Results of brain imaging studies demonstrate that "hypnosis influences all of the cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain and emotions."

Methylphenidate & CBT Benefits TBI Patients with Cognitive Problems

Methylphenidate & CBT Benefits TBI Patients with Cognitive Problems

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These preliminary findings suggest that combined treatment with MAAT and methylphenidate can improve attention, episodic and working memory, and executive functioning following traumatic brain injury.

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

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The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system.

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

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The major issues of drug development are that pre-clinical animal efficacy studies do not accurately predict human efficacy, and clinical trials often inaccurately fail to show drug efficacy.

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

A webinar on patient shame forms part of the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.

Efficacy of Lurasidone Assessed in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

Efficacy of Lurasidone Assessed in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

Sunovion have announced positive results from a study evaluating Latuda (lurasidone HCI) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13 to 17 years old.

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

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The recovery time varies depending on which class of medication the patient is overusing.

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

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Connectivity in the right midfrontal gyrus may help predict placebo response. This finding has widespread implications in drug development.

Low Oxytocin Levels May Affect Empathy

Low Oxytocin Levels May Affect Empathy

Hypopituitarism may be associated with reduced oxytocin concentrations and impaired empathic ability.

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

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The crystal structure may provide inspiration for designing drugs that refine efficacy and avoid adverse events.

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

There was a significantly greater improvement in memantine group and a greater response rate at weeks 4 and 6.

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Research found that cognitive rehabilitation program could improve self-reported cognitive function through 6 months.

Psych Meds Rx May Reduce Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Psych Meds Rx May Reduce Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Medications used to treat addiction cut the risk of reoffending in half.

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

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Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

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One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

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Laughing about 10 minutes every day has similar benefits to eating vegetables, exercising, and meditating.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

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Dialectical behavioral therapy uses the concept of "radical acceptance" to help manage the psychological and emotional aspects of chronic pain.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

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Regular evaluation and assessment along with a personalized "step approach" is essential for effective pain management.

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

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While treatments for pain often target either the brain or the body, data show treatments often benefit both.

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

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Combined pharmacologic and behavioral treatment approaches are more beneficial than either approach alone for chronic pain conditions.

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

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Psychosocial approaches have become critical in the face of the chronic pain epidemic.

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