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Search Results for cognitive behavioral therapy — 20 articles

A role for cognitive behavioral therapy in treatment-resistant depression

December 8th, 2012

Only a third of patients with depression respond fully to antidepressant drugs, and little evidence exists regarding the best next-step treatment for patients with resistant symptoms. Researchers in the CoBalT study (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at the University of Bristol in England examined cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an adjunct to usual care (including pharmacotherapy) for […]

CBT and the risk for heart disease

February 29th, 2012

Psychosocial factors are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, but the effects of psychosocial factor treatment on heart disease are uncertain. Researchers at Uppsala University Hospital, in Sweden, studied the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on the recurrence of cardiovascular disease.

Telephone-delivered CBT and exercise to treat chronic widespread pain

November 27th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Manchester, in the UK, studied the clinical impact of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exercise alone vs both for patients with chronic widespread pain.

Comparing mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy

November 27th, 2011

In the past few years this weblog has published dozens of entries on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Therefore, it’s a good time to define and distinguish between these psychological treatment options.

Review: CAM to treat memory loss

September 15th, 2011

Herbals and other CAM are being aggressively marketed for both prophylactic and therapeutic effects in regard to memory disorders. Researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City, reviewed the evidence.

Are psychological treatments effective for fibromyalgia pain?

June 29th, 2011

Some are effective, some are promising, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill.

Effect of CBT for insomnia on suicidal ideation

June 17th, 2011

During the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (abstract 0716) researchers in Illinois and California reported results from the first study of sleep-focused therapy on suicide risk.

Review: Biofeedback for headache

May 5th, 2011

Dr. Frank Andrasik (photo) at the University of West Florida, in Pensacola has reviewed the evidence for each category of biofeedback. Here’s what we know about preventive or acute therapy for migraine.

Prayer as an alternative to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

April 14th, 2011

Joshua Knabb at Philhaven Hospital, in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania tells us centering prayer overlaps with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which makes it a suitable treatment alternative for many Christians in remission from depression. Here’s his rationale.

Treatment options for insomnia in children and adults

April 10th, 2011

Chronic insomnia affects nearly 16% of adults and up to 25% of children. If you’re in this group, researchers from the University of North Texas list non-drug treatment options that will prepare you for your doctor’s visit.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus

March 10th, 2011

Tinnitus is hearing a sound in the ear or in the head in the absence of external acoustic stimulation. This Cochrane review assessed whether cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in managing this condition.

Does exercise relieve the symptoms of depression?

March 1st, 2011

Researchers at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, in Tacoma, provide a pity review.

So, just how good is exercise to treat depression?

February 26th, 2011

It’s very good, according to researchers at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, in Tacoma. Here’s what we know.

Review: Mind-body treatments for insomnia

February 21st, 2011

Researchers at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, in Brazil, reviewed the evidence.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD

January 29th, 2011

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, tested cognitive behavioral therapy in adults who were also treated with drugs but still experiencing significant symptoms.

Is napping “bad” for nighttime sleep?

August 16th, 2010

Two published studies conclude it is not.

Review: Acupuncture for depression

August 8th, 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia, conducted this Cochrane Library review.

Effectiveness of CBT and OBT in fibromyalgia

July 15th, 2010

Improvements in physical functioning, pain, and distress, have been reported in patients receiving operant-behavioral (OBT) or cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT) for the fibromyalgia syndrome. And the benefits lasted for 12 months (the end of the study) compared to another group that received placebo therapy. Wow! Impressive, considering there’s no FDA-approved treatment for fibromyalgia. But what […]

Acupuncture is not very effective treatment for major depression

July 14th, 2010

It might help some people, but more effective options are available.

Telephone therapy for depression

May 12th, 2010

Researchers at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah studied cognitive behavioral therapy–telephone treatment (CBT-TT) as a stand-alone treatment for adult depression.