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Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Women recently diagnosed with breast cancer have higher survival rates than those diagnosed in previous decades, according to the American Cancer Society. However, survivors continue to face health challenges after their treatments end. Previous research reports as many as 50 percent of breast cancer survivors are depressed. Now, University of Missouri researchers in the Sinclair […]

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Group Programs To Prevent Childhood Depression Prove To Be Effective

Psychological interventions to prevent depression in children and adolescents can be useful and with protective effects that last for up to a year, finds a new systematic review. According to research cited in the new review, in 2002, depression ranked second greatest cause of disability in developed countries and first in many developing ones. The […]

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Group Behavioral Intervention Improves Body Image And Self-Regulation Of Eating And Leads To More Weight Loss

Almost a quarter of men and women in England and over a third of adults in America are obese. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can significantly shorten a person’s life expectancy. New research published by BioMed Central’s open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity shows that […]

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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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STEPPS Group Treatment For Borderline Personality Disorder Found Superior ‘To Treatment As Usual’

A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics evaluates the effectiveness of systems training for emotional control in “real world” patients with borderline personality disorder using STEPPS. Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) is a group treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The results were published in the Journal […]

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