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Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
  Last Updated: Sep 2, 2011 - 1:15:01 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
CBT is highly effective in Dental Phobia
People with severe dental phobia may be able to overcome their anxieties with a single session of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), research published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal (BDJ) suggests.
Sep 2, 2011 - 11:37:56 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Schema therapy offers hope for mental disorder patients
Patients coping with mental disorders can now look forward to major changes in their lives through an innovative treatment called Schema Therapy.
Nov 21, 2009 - 12:24:04 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Innovative Brain Imaging Identify Brain Abnormalities In Borderline Personality Disorder
Innovative Brain Imaging Brings Into View Centers Linking Poor Impulse Control with Negative Emotion. Borderline personality disorder is a devastating mental illness that affects between 1 to 2 percent of Americans, causing untold disruption of patients' lives and relationships. Nevertheless, its underlying biology is not very well understood. Hallmarks of the illness include impulsivity, emotional instability, interpersonal difficulties, and a preponderance of negative emotions such as anger—all of which may encourage or be associated with substance abuse, self-destructive behaviors and even suicide.
Dec 23, 2007 - 3:45:04 AM

Latest Research : Cancer : Breast Cancer
Support groups don't extend survival of metastatic breast cancer patients, Stanford study finds
A new study from a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers led by David Spiegel, MD, shows that participating in support groups doesn't extend the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer. The results differ from oft-cited previous findings by Spiegel that showed group psychotherapy extended survival time.
Jul 23, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Study: Discriminating fact from fiction in recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse
A decade or so ago, a spate of high profile legal cases arose in which people were accused, and often convicted, on the basis of "recovered memories." These memories, usually recollections of childhood abuse, arose years after the incident occurred and often during intensive psychotherapy.
Jun 21, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with transference-focused psychotherapy
An intensive form of talk therapy, known as transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), can help individuals affected with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by reducing symptoms and improving their social functioning, according to an article in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, a premier psychiatry journal.
Jun 6, 2007 - 4:00:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Physiologic measurements suggest biologic component to feelings of empathic connection
Empathy is well known to be an important component of the patient-therapist relationship, and a new study has revealed the biology behind how patients and therapists “connect” during a clinical encounter. In the February Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report the first physiologic evidence of shared emotions underlying the experience of empathy during live psychotherapy sessions. The researchers found that, during moments of high positive emotion, both patients and therapists had similar physiologic responses and that greater levels of similarity were related to higher ratings of therapist empathy by patients.
Feb 14, 2007 - 12:45:11 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy may help tinnitus sufferers cope
Psychotherapy may help tinnitus sufferers cope with the life disturbances that sometimes accompany their condition, according to a new review of studies. Tinnitus is a sensation of ringing or other noise when there is no external cause for the sound. A counseling method called cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT seems to amplify patients’ quality of life, even when the volume of the noise remains the same.
Jan 27, 2007 - 4:27:24 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Canadian Cardiac Randomized Evaluation of Antidepressant and Psychotherapy Efficacity (CREATE) Study Delivers Surprising Results
Nearly twenty percent of cardiac patients suffer from major depression, which may have a significant negative impact on the outcome of the cardiac disease. A Canada-wide study directed by Dr. François Lespérance, professor of psychiatry at the Université de Montréal and head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is the first to assess the value of two treatments available to these patients: SSRI antidepressants and interpersonal psychotherapy. The results, to be published tomorrow in the Journal of the American Medical Association, demonstrate the effectiveness of antidepressants, while showing that psychotherapy has little benefit for depressed heart patients.
Jan 25, 2007 - 8:51:35 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Psychological treatments improve outcomes for back pain sufferers
Psychological interventions for chronic low back pain are effective, a new review of studies has found. Not only do these approaches improve psychological outcomes such as depression and health-related quality of life, they also reduce patients' experience of pain.
Dec 26, 2006 - 9:05:57 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Schema Therapy fosters full recovery in borderline personality disorder
For the first time, a major outcome study has shown that a high percentage of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder can achieve full recovery across the complete range of symptoms. The controlled study, appearing in a recent issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry published by the American Medical Association, shows that a new approach -- Schema Therapy -- is more than twice as effective as a widely practiced psychodynamic approach, Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). Schema Therapy was also found to be less costly and to have a much lower drop out rate. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has until recent years been considered untreatable, with little scientific justification for longer-term therapy.
Oct 11, 2006 - 5:30:00 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
The Mental Health Foundation to give free online access to CCBT
From the 1st November to 3rd January, visitors to the Mental Health Foundation's website will be able to get free access to Depression Relief - an online self-help program that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. The program is being made available by Ultrasis, the healthcare company that developed Beating the Blues, the only computer based treatment for depression recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use in the NHS.
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:52:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural-Therapy more effective than brief dynamic therapy for avoidant personality disorder
A new study from Holland has found that cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) was more effective than brief dynamic therapy, or being on the waiting list, for people with avoidant personality disorder. Brief dynamic therapy was no better than the waiting list control condition.
Jul 10, 2006 - 6:22:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy : Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy improves quality of life for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who took part in hypnotherapy sessions reported reduced symptoms and improved quality of life, according to research published in the June issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dr Graeme D Smith from University of Edinburgh studied 75 patients with IBS - which affects up to one in seven adults - before and after they took part in four to five treatment sessions over three months. He discovered that before the sessions, women were most concerned with quality of life issues such as diet and energy and that men had the highest levels of anxiety and depression and worried about their physical role.
May 31, 2006 - 5:12:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy
Anonymity of Internet aids online counselling
Anonymity can sometimes lead to closer understanding between patient and practitioner in psychotherapy, and therapists are now exploiting this in their work and providing counselling over the Internet.
Apr 25, 2006 - 8:47:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy : Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy could help ease gastric acid reflux
Hypnotherapy, a therapy based on or using hypnosis, could provide significant relief from chest pain that is not caused by a heart condition, says a study. About a third of people who have chest pain have no identifiable cause for the reason. Researchers believe that acid reflux or psychological problems could be to blame - and young women seem to be more prone to getting the pain.
Apr 22, 2006 - 5:52:00 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Psychotherapy : Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy helps relieve chest pain
Hypnotherapy seems to relieve severe chest pain that is not caused by a heart condition, known as non-cardiac chest pain, suggests a small study published ahead of print in Gut.
Apr 20, 2006 - 4:17:00 PM

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