Psychotherapy News

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Text Messages After ER Visit Can Reduce Binge Drinking

July 14th, 2014
A visit to the emergency room can end up a teachable moment when a tailored follow-up mobile text message is delivered the next day. Researchers discover young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more ...

Imaging Shows Bipolar Link to Risk-taking

July 10th, 2014
Emerging research shows that brain circuits associated with pursuing and savoring rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorders. University of Manchester researchers believe this explains why individuals with bipolar disorder often engage in risky behavior. Researchers used brain imaging techniques ...

CBT Can Help Reduce Seizures In Conversion Disorder

July 4th, 2014
Cognitive-behavioral therapy appears to help reduce seizures among individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), a conversion disorder affecting over 400,000 Americans. The study, led by W. Curt LaFrance Jr., M.D., M.P.H., director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, is published ...

Insomnia Often Related to Stress

July 4th, 2014
New research identifies a link between the way people cope with stress and the development of insomnia. Saliently, researchers discovered many of the normal methods to cope with stress are linked to insomnia, a finding that suggests emerging therapeutic interventions such as mindfulness ...

CBT With Drug Therapy Cuts Depression Relapse in Kids Compared to Meds Alone

July 3rd, 2014
A combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy along with medication enhances treatment for children and adolescents suffering from depression. In a new clinical trial, investigators discovered depression relapse rates were substantially lower in a group of youths who received both forms of treatment versus medication ...

Can Mobile Technology Transform Psychiatric Care?

July 2nd, 2014
A new smartphone application could potentially transform how patients with mental illnesses are monitored and treated by clinicians. Uri Nevo, Ph.D., and a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University developed a system that detects changes in patients' behavioral patterns, and then transmits them ...

More Women Than Men With Chronic Illness Seek Mental Health Services

June 27th, 2014
New research finds that women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses. Moreover, they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men. "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," ...

‘Ringing in the Ears’ Alters Processing of Emotion

June 27th, 2014
More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, a condition that causes individuals to hear noises that are not really there. Sounds like whooshing, train whistles, cricket noises, or whines may be heard with the severity often varying on a day to day basis. Research ...

Digital Outreach May Slow Incidence of HIV

June 25th, 2014
Traditionally, communication of HIV prevention strategies has been delivered to young men in a face-to-face format. New research suggests digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be a more effective way to reach at-risk younger ...