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Behavior Therapy Helps Seniors Sleep
A study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found behavioral therapy to be highly effective in treating senior citizens with insomnia. Twenty-five patients who reported persistent problems sleeping were brought in for the experiment. Sev...
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Antidepressants Superior to Therapy in Treating Depression After Heart Attack
A Canadian study of cardiac patients has shown the antidepressant Celexa (Citalopram) to be successful in treating the severe depression experienced by nearly one-third of heart attack sufferers. Talk therapy, meanwhile, appeared to have no effect. The stu...
Empathy and the Neuroscience of Therapy
Twenty therapist-patient pairs recently let themselves be wired to skin sensors and videotaped during their sessions in the name of neuroscience. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) were studying the pairs, hoping to find physiological...
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New Tool For Monitoring Effectiveness Of Teen Counseling
Vanderbilt University reports its Peabody College of Education and Human Development has developed a new tool that will enable mental health practicioners to better assess the affectiveness of their services on adolescent patients. The Peabody Treatment Pr...
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Combination Therapy Best Addresses Teen Depression
Using cognitive-behavioral therapy in conjunction with antidepressants has both short- and long-term advantages over using either treatment alone.
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When Medication Fails, Combination Therapy May Help Depressed Teens
For the 40 percent of clinically depressed teenagers who do not respond to their first antidepressant treatment, a combination of medication and psychotherapy has an excellent chance of providing successful treatment.
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Virtual Reality Helps Addicts Prepare for Cravings
Can resisting temptation in the virtual world help addicts say no in reality? University of Houston Associate Professor of Social Work Patrick Bordnick is has alcohol-dependent individuals donning virtual reality helmets to answer this question.
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Psychiatrists Talking Less, Prescribing More Due To Insurance Policies
The time patients spend in talk therapy with psychiatrists fell by 15 percent between 1996 and 2005, shows an examination of office-based psychiatrists published in this month's edition of The Archives of General Psychiatry.
Most Children On Antidepressants Not Receiving Therapy
A large-scale study on children and teens on antidepressants shows that at least half do not receive therapy in conjunction with medication. The study used data from a database of 6.8 million youth with insurance claims for antidepressants. Data showed that only about 40 percent also received a referral for at least one therapy session.
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Findings Support Dedicated, Long-Term Psychotherapy
A meta-analysis of 48 years of research on long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (LTPP) shows that dedicated psychotherapy continuing more than one year or 50 sessions is more effective than shorter term therapies at treating complex mental health problems such as personality disorders or complex depressive and anxiety disorders.
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