The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Is there a role for cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus?

    Yes, but not in the way you might think.

    Cochrane Collaboration found 6 trials comprising 285 participants.

    There was no significant effect in the subjective loudness of tinnitus or in the depression associated with tinnitus.

    There was, however a significant improvement in the quality of life (decrease of global tinnitus severity). This suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy helps people cope with tinnitus.

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think, and in so doing feel and act better even if the situation does not change.

    5/9/07 21:13 JR

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