psychotherapy

Mindfulness Training May Reduce Physician Burnout

Mindfulness Training May Reduce Physician Burnout

As health professionals on the front lines face the frightening realities of COVID-19 and the absence of a curative vaccine, many worry our county’s brave defenders are at risk of...

How to see a therapist when you’re stuck indoors

While the coronavirus outbreak isn't the first time the world has suffered a global pandemic, we've never been as technologically equipped to take on the challenges of avoiding human contact as now.
How Users Probe Fake News Online – Or Not

How Users Probe Fake News Online – Or Not

Facebook and Twitter provide us with a lot of information, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not. Researchers at the University of Washington wanted...
Kids and Teens Also Worry About Politics

Kids and Teens Also Worry About Politics

Recent surveys of American adults reveal they worry about political issues and are concerned for the future of the United States. Now, a new study discovers that children and teens...
Proactive Outreach May Aid Recovery from Opioid Addiction

Proactive Outreach May Aid Recovery from Opioid Addiction

Knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with therapy, a new pilot...
Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Disease Risk Factors in Women

Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Disease Risk Factors in Women

Emerging research suggests women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet. The finding provides a plausible explanation on the way poor sleep quality can increase risk...
Early PTSD Therapy After Natural Disaster Shows Long-Term Benefits

Early PTSD Therapy After Natural Disaster Shows Long-Term Benefits

A long-term study of survivors of a 1988 earthquake in Armenia shows that children who received psychotherapy soon after the disaster were still experiencing health benefits well into adulthood.
Mindfulness-Based Online Therapy Could Fill Gap in Depression Treatment

Mindfulness-Based Online Therapy Could Fill Gap in Depression Treatment

An online therapy program designed to reduce the lingering symptoms of depression, such as poor sleep and low energy, can offer additional benefits for patients receiving mental health care,
Patients with Thought Disorder Can Play Active Role in Treatment

Patients with Thought Disorder Can Play Active Role in Treatment

A new Australian study refutes the idea that severely mentally ill patients are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrists and are unable to collaborate with them to achieve
Conventional Psychotherapy May Fall Short for PTSD in Military

Conventional Psychotherapy May Fall Short for PTSD in Military

New research suggests some of the common first-line cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies show limited effectiveness for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty military personnel
Study: Benefits of Psilocybin Therapy for Cancer Patients Persists for Years

Study: Benefits of Psilocybin Therapy for Cancer Patients Persists for Years

In a new follow-up study, researchers from New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine have found that cancer patients are still benefiting from a one-time psilocybin-assisted therapy
‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

Military training includes learning to suppress emotion and the development of self-reliance. These skills are believed to help service members perform better in the field. New research suggests that
FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the US FDA is clearing the way for ten clinics around the United States to treat PTSD
Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people
Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

New evidence suggests that a woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs strong psychosocial support. If the support is not available, women may struggle with fears and concerns while feeling isolated...
Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Swedish researchers have developed an online treatment for depression among people with cardiovascular disease. They found that internet-based therapy helped people living with heart disease manage
Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

New research suggests that Transcendental Meditation (TM) may provide African-Americans with high blood pressure a non-drug treatment to reduce left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is abnormal

CBT for Social Anxiety May Have Protective Effect on Cells

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients with social anxiety not only helps lower anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular aging, according to a new study
Computer-Based Attention Training May Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Computer-Based Attention Training May Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Between 30 to 50 percent of young people in the United States diagnosed with an anxiety disorder fail to respond to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). A new study finds that computer-based...
‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

For those struggling with anxiety disorders, using a “safety signal” — a symbol or sound never identified with a negative event — may help relieve some of their fear, according...