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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Separation Anxiety Disorder Produces Dramatic Improvements In Young Children

A group of Swiss researchers headed by Prof. Sylvia Schneider has published a groundbreaking study on treatment of separation anxiety in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the earliest and most common mental disorders in childhood, and a strong predictor of adult psychopathology. Despite significant progress in […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System Of Psychotherapy (CBASP) Is A Promising Psychotherapy For Chronic Depression

In a recent issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators headed by Eva Brakemeier has performed a pilot study to test a new approach for chronic depression. This study demonstrates that the inpatient cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) program can be considered as a promising and feasible treatment option that […]

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Researcher Donald Penzien

Behavioral Treatments For Migraine Headache, Such As Biofeedback And Hypnosis, Are Cost-Effective Alternatives To Medications

Treating chronic migraines with behavioral approaches – such as biofeedback, relaxation training, and hypnosis – can make financial sense compared to prescription-drug treatment, especially after a year or more, a new study found. Longtime behavioral therapy researcher and practitioner Dr. Donald Penzien, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of psychiatry, coauthored the study.

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Group Therapy Helps Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Cope With Depression And Improve Quality Of Life

Offering Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the National Health Service (NHS) almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered. Researchers are now planning a larger multi-centre study into the issue to establish whether psychological therapy should be […]

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Researcher Ann Devlin

People Judge Psychotherapists By Their Offices

People may judge the quality and qualifications of psychotherapists simply by what their offices look like, a new study suggests. After only viewing photos of offices, study participants gave higher marks to psychotherapists whose offices were neat and orderly, decorated with soft touches like pillows and throw rugs, and which featured personal touches like diplomas […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Associated With Improved Depressive Symptoms For Patients In Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

Patients in residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (also known as “CBT”) for depressive symptoms, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article notes, as background information, that depression and substance abuse often co-occur, but […]

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