Psychotherapy News

Positive Youth-Parent Bonds Can Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts

February 12th, 2015
A new study of the connection between adolescents and their parents discovers a caring relationship can be key to preventing suicide attempts. Sadly, suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds in the U.S., after accidental injuries and homicide. In the ...

Behavioral Therapy Keeps Autistic Kids from Ingesting Inedible Items

February 10th, 2015
New research shows that intensive behavioral intervention can be effective at eliminating pica in children with autism spectrum disorder. Pica is the repeated ingestion of inedible substances. Researchers say a subset of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities display pica, which can lead to ...

Brain Imaging Can Predict How Well Psychotherapy May Work for Depression

February 5th, 2015
New research shows that brain scans can predict which patients with clinical depression are most likely to benefit from a specific kind of talk therapy. University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine researchers believe that brain scans could ultimately be used as ...

Insomnia Therapy Can Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

February 3rd, 2015
A new study highlights the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy targeting insomnia among veterans. Research findings show that suicidal ideation decreased by 33 percent after a maximum of six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Moreover, in addition to improving insomnia and ...

Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care

January 30th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that while cell phones are an emerging channel to communicate mental health information to a provider, texting is the preferred method for communication, rather than an app. This is the key finding of a new study led by researchers ...

Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

January 28th, 2015
A new model of clinical care incorporates a team-based public health approach to care for and manage violent injuries. The innovative strategy which empowers health care professionals to prevent violent events, not just treat them, is used in more than 25 hospitals across ...

First-Episode Psychosis Clinic Lessens Suffering, Financial Burden

January 24th, 2015
Offering early, clinical care to young people going through their first episode of psychosis would reduce the amount of suffering they experience, lower their financial burden and help them stay in work or school, according to a new study published in the ...

Meditation Shown to Alter Gray Matter in Brain

January 24th, 2015
Meditating for just eight weeks has been shown to alter the brain’s gray matter, which may be at least part of the reason why practitioners experience significant improvements in memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress, according to a new study led ...

Nicotine Metabolism May Show Best Route to Quit

January 20th, 2015
If you are trying to quit smoking, knowing the rate at which your body metabolizes nicotine may be the key to success, according to new research from the University of Toronto. The study findings may eventually lead to personalized cessation treatments which ...

Many Prisoners Suffer From Untreated Mental Illness

January 17th, 2015
Many individuals in state and federal prisons who suffer from mental illness get no treatment, according to new research by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study is published in American Journal of Public ...