Psychotherapy News

Audio Therapy Eases Kids’ Pain After Major Surgery

January 11th, 2015
After undergoing major surgery, children who listened to 30 minutes of music or an audio book experienced a significant reduction in pain, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine. The participants, ages nine to 14, chose from a playlist of short audio books ...

Reflecting on Failed Relationship Helps Recovery

January 7th, 2015
Ending a relationship is a difficult and often heart-breaking event. Even worse is that recovery from a breakup make take years. New research, however, may help individuals accelerate the recovery process. A new study suggests repeatedly reflecting on the breakup actually speeds emotional recovery. ...

Combined PTSD, Brain Injury in Veterans Tied to Poorer Outcome

December 29th, 2014
War veterans suffering from both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have poorer cognitive and psychological outcomes than veterans with only one of the conditions, according to new research published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The findings also suggest ...

Service Dogs Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

December 23rd, 2014
Service dogs can significantly reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in veterans, according to the preliminary findings of a Kaiser Permanente study. The dogs were also found to improve veterans' relationships and lower their substance abuse. Researcher Carla Green led the ...

Half of U.S. Kids Face Harmful Events That Can Impact Health, School

December 9th, 2014
Nearly half of all children in the United States experience an adverse event during childhood that could lead to long-term health or educational consequences, according to new research. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say the experiences -- including ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Omega 3/6 Lessens Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD Subtype

December 3rd, 2014
Many children and teens who have the inattentive subtype of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience significant improvements after taking the fatty acid supplements omega 3 and 6 for several months, according to a dissertation at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The findings ...

Group Mindfulness Treatment Found As Effective as CBT

November 29th, 2014
A new study has found that group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety. The study was conducted at 16 primary health care centers in Skåne, a county in southern Sweden. Researchers from ...

Gambling Issues Often Linked to Personality Disorders

November 26th, 2014
A new review suggest that individuals receiving treatment for gambling problems should also be screened for personality disorders. The recommendation comes after researchers from Monash University in Australia discovered treatment for gambling problems is often complicated because an individual may also suffer from ...

Psychotherapy Cuts Suicide Risk by 26 Percent

November 24th, 2014
Psychotherapy Drops Suicide Risk by 26%How do you help someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide? Suggest they talk to a therapist. A new study out of the University of Copenhagen and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...