Tag: "psychotherapy" at medical news

Art therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in cancer patients

...atients who may be uncomfortable with conventional psychotherapy or those who find verbal expression difficult."...

Swimming with dolphins can alleviate depression

... participants discontinued antidepressant drugs or psychotherapy at least four weeks before entering the study, and...r moderate depression, using drugs or conventional psychotherapy may not be necessary when biophilic treatment with animals is used, they conclude....

Grant will fund study of tics and Tourette syndrome

...ndomly assigned to CBIT or a structured supportive psychotherapy program. Both treatments consist of 10 sessions with follow-up assessments at three- and six-month intervals. The primary outcome measure is the change in tic severity assessed by an independent evaluator blind to treatment assignment. This $3 mill...

Cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by 50 percent

... percent of those in the usual care group received psychotherapy outside of the study, compared to 21 percent of those also receiving cognitive therapy. Over the year-and-a-half follow-up period, only 24 percent (13) of those in the cognitive therapy group made repeat suicide attempts, compared to 42 percent (23) ...

Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression

... depression is seen as amenable to treatment: with psychotherapy or medication most patients affected can be assisted out of their depressive phase. About five per cent of all patients, however, fall into such profound depression that they do not respond to these methods. Because depression is one of the most freq...

Antidepressants lessen risk of heart attack, Stanford researcher says

...oroughly." The ENRICHD study, which is the largest psychotherapy trial in coronary patients to date, involved 1,834 depressed or "socially isolated" post-heart attack patients (985 men and 849 women). The participants were enrolled during a three-year period (October 1996-October 1999) and randomized to the therap...

The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use

...lties without GHB, but I am not sure how. Although psychotherapy may help with my anxiety, in the UK it is not readily available on the National Health Service. And it is not within my means to pay for it privately. By comparison, GHB costs me about 15 per week," states the author....

New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report

...ive than a comparison psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), in the treatment of complicated grief. Over the course of the three-year study, 51 percent of participants treated with CGT significantly improved, compared with 28 percent who improved following IPT. Patients being treated with CGT also respo...

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

...atment (CGT). They modified standard interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for grief-related depression to include cogn...ts were randomly assigned to receive interpersonal psychotherapy (n = 46) or complicated grief treatment (n = 49); both were administered in 16 sessions during an av...

Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?

... studies to see if anti-depression medications and psychotherapy can influence the mortality rates for these patients." Xiong added: "Just as importantly, we need to see if we should introduce a depression screening tool in our standard treatment for patients with heart disease. Should we be screening and monitori...

Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not

...GO Switching from an antidepressant medication to psychotherapy or vice versa may improve symptoms in chronically ...cation) or cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) for 12 weeks. Participants in the nefazodone group received an initial does of 200 mg per da...

Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern

...e bed." GAD treatment options include medication, psychotherapy or both, and can help people overcome their worries and function normally.UT Southwestern is one of 40 sites recruiting a total of 800 individuals for the research study, which will last 14 weeks with the possibility of a one-year extension. Particip...

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