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New research disproves belief that group psychotherapy extends the lives of cancer patients
Previously-published research has given credence to the notion that psychotherapy extends the lives of people with cancer. View News Article (2007-05-01)

Psychiatrists shift away from providing psychotherapy
A declining number of office-based psychiatrists appear to be providing psychotherapy to their patients, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. View News Article (2008-08-05)

Bulimics receive negative family support
Researchers investigating the role family plays on the development and maintenance of bulimia have found patients with the condition see their ongoing and past family relationships in a negative light. The research findings are published today, Tuesday 23 September 2003 in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Dieter Benninghoven of the University of Schleswig-Holstein in... View News Article (2003-09-23)

SSRI Antidepressants And Suicide: The Debate Is Still On
One year ago Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics hosted a controversial article by David Healy (University of North Wales) suggesting a link between use of SSRI antidepressant drugs and suicidal ideations. Subsequent events from trails of antidepressants in children and adolescents have substantiated Healy's hypotheses and have lead to the banning of these drugs in countries such as the UK. But the... View News Article (2004-06-22)

Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy is effective in treating social phobia
In the past decade there has been increasing interest in social phobia, as a disability condition with little spontaneous improvement. Several psychotherapeutic techniques have been shown to be effective. Does the type of psychotherapy matter? It does. For the first time, a sophisticated multicenter randomized controlled French study by Jean Cottraux and associates has shown that a specific... View News Article (2000-05-18)

60 percent of psychotherapy clients felt therapy didn't end on time
Sixty percent of private practice dynamically oriented psychotherapy clients felt that their therapy either lasted too long or ended too soon, according to recent research conducted by Prof. David Roe, Head of the Department of Community Mental Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. View News Article (2008-01-10)

Should All European Science Meetings Require Disclosure Of Conflict Of Interest?
The issue of conflict of interest was discussed on April 15 in a plenary session of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP) in Geneva, Switzerland. Giovanni A. Fava, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna and editor-in-chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, addresses the dangers of the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry on clinical medicine, and,... View News Article (2004-04-22)

MDMA: Empathogen or love potion?
MDMA or 'ecstasy' increases feelings of empathy and social connection. These 'empathogenic' effects suggest that MDMA might be useful to enhance the psychotherapy of people who struggle to feel connected to others, as may occur in association with autism, schizophrenia, or antisocial personality disorder.  View News Article (2010-12-15)

Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
Bulimia patients age 12 to 19 years who received family-based treatment were less likely to continue to binge and purge than those who received supportive psychotherapy, which explores the underlying issues of the disorder. View News Article (2007-09-04)

Efficacy Of The Cognitive Behavioural Group Psychotherapy For HIV-Infected Patients
A group of investigators of the University of Barcelona have reported on the value of a group psychotherapy program in HIV-1 infected patients. Most HIV-infected patients attending a consultation-liaison psychiatry service show symptoms of anxiety and depression. The present study sought to evaluate the immediate and long-term efficacy of a structured cognitive-behavioural group therapy reducing... View News Article (2002-03-19)

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