Psychotherapy News

Pathological Gambling May Run in Families

June 18th, 2014
In a new study, University of Iowa (UI) investigators found that pathological gambling runs in families, with first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly ...

Antidepressant Link to Newborn Lung Risk

June 18th, 2014
There appears to be a slightly raised risk of breathing difficulties among babies of women taking antidepressants in late pregnancy, new research suggests. Dr. Sophie Grigoriadis of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, and her team say that women taking antidepressants during pregnancy ...

Miscarriage Harder on Moms Who Undergo Fertility Treatment

June 2nd, 2014
Impact of Miscarriage Harder on Moms Who Undergo Fertility TreatmentRecent research indicates that women who needed help to conceive may react more strongly if they suffer a miscarriage than women who conceived naturally. "About one ...

Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive Actions

May 30th, 2014
Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive ActionsEmerging research suggests people with extreme cases of compulsive actions typically have fewer nerve cells in brain regions associated with keeping track of goals and rewards. Conditions related ...

Patient Choice of Treatment for PTSD Can Lead to Cost Savings

May 29th, 2014
Empowering Patients on Choice of Care, Improves PTSD Cost-Effectiveness A new cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment -- either psychotherapy or medication -- is less expensive ...

Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-Harm

May 27th, 2014
Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-HarmA new European study revealed that around half (45.5 percent) of teens in alternative subcultures self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2 percent) attempt suicide. Researchers from the Medical ...

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...

Maternal Depression More Likely at 4 Years Than 1st Year

May 22nd, 2014
Maternal Depression More Likely at 4 Years Than 1st YearA comprehensive Australian study finds that maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 ...

Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD Symptoms

May 20th, 2014
Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD SymptomsNew research suggests receiving care in an intensive care unit can inadvertently lead to risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, presented at the American Thoracic Society International ...

Brief Therapy Eases Distress for Women with Breast Cancer

May 19th, 2014
Brief Therapy Eases Distress for Women with Breast CancerUniversity of Miami researchers have found that a short five-week psychological intervention during the early period after surgery can help reduce a woman’s distress. The intervention helps women learn ...