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Integrated Treatment Program May Be Best Approach For Comorbid PTSD and Substance Dependence

Study participants who received an integrated treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance dependence plus usual treatment for substance dependence showed significantly greater reductions in PTSD symptom severity compared with participants who only received usual treatment for substance dependence, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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Couple’s Psychotherapy Improves PTSD And Relationship

Among couples in which one partner was diagnosed as having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), participation in disorder-specific couple therapy resulted in decreased PTSD symptom severity and increased patient relationship satisfaction, compared with couples who were placed on a wait list for the therapy, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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Behavioral Therapy Can Limit Tics In Adults With Tourette Syndrome

A comprehensive behavioral intervention is more effective than supportive therapy and education in helping adults control the tics associated with Tourette syndrome, according to an NIMH-funded study published in the August 2012 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. The study follows a previous study involving children with the disorder, which showed similar results.

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy Significantly Reduces PTSD Symptoms

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing have shown that brief treatments with Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) substantially reduce symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including, depression, anxiety, sleep dysfunction and other physical and psychological symptoms. Check the end of this report for link to download a copy of the full-text, original study while available.

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Cognitive Therapy Beneficial For Anxious-Depressed Patients, But Additional Sessions May Be Required

A new study that is published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics examines the role of a specific form of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, in anxious-depression. The study authors noted in their research review that anxious-depressed patients can have a poorer response to pharmacotherapy compared to nonanxious-depressed patients, which often prompts consideration of other treatments.

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Adolescent With Asperger’s Syndrome Makes Stable Improvement After Novel Social Skills Training (Case Study)

A recent scientific paper published in the journal, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, reported on a stable improvement in social skills in a 15-year-old boy diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) after an outpatient treatment with Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children and Adolescents (SET-C). SET-C is a specific and intensive type of social skill training.

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