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Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy

...orm of talk therapy, known as transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), can help individuals affected with borderli...study importantly suggests that TFP and supportive psychotherapy are both viable alternatives to DBT for the treatment of BPD. We hope to explore the results of th...

Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study

...dardized treatment of paroxetine and interpersonal psychotherapy or who did respond but experienced an early recurrence of depressive symptoms. Participants were given one of three augmenting agents: sustained-release bupropion, nortriptyline or lithium. Researchers selected the additional agent that each particip...

The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics

...tant professor in the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany. However, these former investigations have shown contradictory results which may have been due to their use of samples of alcoholics without specifying subgroups. This raised the idea of investigati...

Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death

...oving cardiac health. Anti-anxiety medications and psychotherapy will be evaluated in the next phase of the study, but Dr. Blatt and his colleagues will also be taking a close look at the doctor-patient relationship. "My hunch is that for the majority of patients, the greatest anxiety-reducing effect comes from ha...

New research disproves belief that group psychotherapy extends the lives of cancer patients

...hed research has given credence to the notion that psychotherapy extends the lives of people with cancer. In fact, ...view that there is no compelling evidence linking psychotherapy or support groups with survival among cancer patients. "We all wish that psychotherapy could prolo...

Monthly interpersonal psychotherapy prevents relapse of depression in many women

...ve episodes with monthly maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), say researchers from the University of Pitt...gh School of Medicine. We found that interpersonal psychotherapy is a valid alternative to help women with recurrent depression remain symptom-free, especially women...

Therapy is not one size fits all

...heir practices upon the core processes that define psychotherapy across the theories. However, textbooks are still ...ri-Columbia experts, aims to revolutionize the way psychotherapy is taught and break the pattern. These scholars encourage students to recognize that the strength of...

Phone-based therapy eases depression long term

SEATTLE When people receive brief telephone-based psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, ... to 400 patients, this is the largest study yet of psychotherapy delivered over the telephone, said Evette J. Ludman, PhD, senior research associate, Group Health Ce...

Exercise improves quality of life for people with breast cancer

...ncer rehabilitation programmes are mainly based on psychotherapy or social support, and do not generally deal with the physical problems encountered by patients. Researchers from Scotland set out to determine if group exercise programmes could prove beneficial to women who were having treatment for early stage ...

New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness

...at BPD cannot be fully cured, and that longer-term psychotherapy is ineffective. According to the National Instit...patient psychiatric admissions. Until recently, psychotherapy offered help for only some of the symptoms of BPD. The best available alternatives, such as Dialect...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...s than 12 per cent quit in response to traditional psychotherapy techniques commonly used at that time. Published...ir lives." In spite of the promise LSD showed as psychotherapy tool, its subsequent popularity as a street drug, and the perception of it as a threat to public saf...

Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State get grant to study link between antidepressants and suicidality in teens

...ths who use antidepressants. They will also review psychotherapy studies to see whether there is an increase in suicidality among teens who were successfully treated with methods other than antidepressants. Greenhouse said that many psychiatrists believe that as their patients' conditions improve, they are more li...

Mild sadness provokes depressive thinking in some recovered patients

...cations or cognitive behavioral therapy (a kind of psychotherapy designed to modify the cognitive processes that are typically associated with depression). Ninety-nine of those whose depression went into remission participated in a second phase of the trial. These 99 participants rated their current mood on a vi...

Antidepressant drug may prevent recurrence of depression in patients with diabetes

...rated that treatment with antidepressant drugs and psychotherapy is an effective way to treat depression in patients with diabetes, but often depression would quickly redevelop. "As we better understand depression, it's clear that for many patients, it is a chronic and recurring disease," Lustman says. "That appea...

Antidepressant medication may prevent recurring depression in diabetics

...th. Treatment with antidepressant medications and psychotherapy has been shown to be effective, but only in the short term. In previous studies, one in seven patients with diabetes developed recurrent depression that did not respond to treatment and their blood sugar levels generally increased, placing them at a...

Therapy program export treats borderline personality disorder

...tandard treatment -- medication and individualized psychotherapy -- in order to give people with borderline personality disorder techniques to raise self-awareness and self-management. People with the disorder struggle to manage intense emotions, experience frequent suicidal thoughts and can engage in self-damagin...

Long-term antidepressant therapy best treatment for depression in old age

...ontrolled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in people over 70. It involved 116 participants ag...placebo combined with either monthly interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) or clinical-management sessions. IPT is an effective form of therapy that focuses on relations...

Maintenance treatment prevents recurrence in older adults with single-episode depressions

... also tested whether antidepressant medication and psychotherapy were effective, and whether the extent of patients...ve serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) (psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal relationships) were administered maintenance trea...

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

...gnitive behaviour therapy (CBT)--a general form of psychotherapy directed at changing condition-related cognitions and behaviours--and exercise therapy are the only interventions that have been found to be beneficial for CFS. CBT teaches patients with CFS how to acquire control over symptoms, state the authors....

Review highlights need for improved treatment of depression in elderly stroke patients

...studies have shown that antidepressants along with psychotherapy are beneficial treatment to depression, yet it is uncertain how effective these strategies are at improving outcomes among elderly patients. Professor Anderson, who co-authored the paper, noted that elderly stroke patients require special attention...

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