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Erectile dysfunction -- group psychotherapy can help
Taking part in group psychotherapy can help men who have erectile dysfunction to overcome their problem, and adding sildenafil to group therapy was more effective that sildenafil alone. (2007-07-17)
Research news release from The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
The National Institutes of Mental Health has recently made a major policy decision to place more emphasis on effectiveness studies that measure outcomes in psychiatric conditions as they occur in naturalistic settings. (1999-11-30)
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 Professor David Roe of the University of Haifa. (2008-01-09)
Treatment associated with changes in brain activity in borderline personality disorder
According to newly published research, a specialized psychotherapy has been linked to changes in activation patterns in certain areas of the brain in patients with borderline personality disorder, suggesting its impact may go deeper than symptom change. (2015-12-11)
Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression
Preliminary results from the largest study undertaken of medication alone, psychotherapy alone and a combination of the two, to treat chronic depression, show that medication and psychotherapy together works best. (1999-05-18)
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. (2008-08-04)
Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not
Switching from an antidepressant medication to psychotherapy or vice versa may improve symptoms in chronically depressed patients who prove unresponsive to their initial treatment, according to an article in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-05-02)
Drug-psychotherapy combo found highly effective in depression study
The prescription drug Serzone, combined with psychotherapy designed specifically for chronic depression, produced an 85- percent response rate among 681 patients under treatment for chronic forms of major depression. (2000-05-17)
Men may be best left alone for therapy
New research from the University of Alberta confirms what most women have probably known all along: most men aren't really good at sharing their feelings. (2004-07-23)
Scientific literature overstates psychotherapy's effectiveness in treating depression
New analysis shows that the scientific literature paints an overly rosy picture of the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression comparable to the bias previously found in reports of treatments with antidepressant drugs. (2015-09-30)
Therapy is not one size fits all
The new school of thought is that there is not just one correct school of thought when it comes to counseling people. (2007-04-04)
Psychotherapy for HIV-related pain may have limited appeal
Nearly half of 61 HIV-positive patients enrolled in psychotherapy sessions to relieve limb pain dropped out of the sessions before the end of therapy, suggesting that such an approach may have limited appeal, a new study concludes. (2003-02-04)
Organized phone therapy for depression found cost-effective
Significant benefits persist, with only modest cost increases, two years after people get their first session of brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication. (2009-10-05)
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. (2007-05-01)
Body dysmorphic disorder: Research on effective treatments still lacking
Medication and psychotherapy may be beneficial for patients suffering from body dysmorphic disorder. (2009-01-20)
School-based interpersonal psychotherapy seems to be effective for treating depressed adolescents
Adolescents who received interpersonal psychotherapy for depression at school-based health clinics had fewer symptoms of depression after 12 to 16 weeks than their peers who received other kinds of psychotherapy at school, according to an article in the June issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-06-07)
Psychotherapy by telephone an effective addition to treatment for depression
Integrating psychotherapy by telephone into a program for treating depression can significantly improve outcomes, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2004-08-24)
Psychotherapy via the Internet as good as if not better than face-to-face consultations
Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. (2013-07-30)
Treating alcohol dependence: Medication plus therapy leads to longer abstinence
Alcohol treatment incorporating a stepped-care rationale -- when services are escalated -- appears to increase efficacy of the treatment. (2013-11-19)
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, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-09-03)
Longer-duration psychotherapy appears more beneficial for treatment of complex mental disorders
Psychodynamic psychotherapy lasting for at least a year is effective and superior to shorter-term therapy for patients with complex mental disorders such as personality and chronic mental disorders, according to a meta-analysis published in the Oct. (2008-09-30)
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
Researchers comparing the effectiveness of treating major depression with either antidepressant medication or psychotherapy noted no difference in the success of the two treatment methods after an eight-month clinical investigation, allowing primary care physicians greater flexibility in selecting a proper treatment for their patients. (1998-11-23)
Type of psychotherapy matters in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
A new study has found that the type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients' daily functioning. (2016-12-12)
Group therapy fails to improve breast cancer survival
A follow up to a previous study on group therapy in breast cancer patients finds group therapy does not prolong the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer. (2007-07-23)
Depression improved during telephone therapy in multiple sclerosis patients
Patients with multiple sclerosis showed significant improvement in their depression during 16 weeks of telephone-administered psychotherapy treatment, according to an article in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-09-05)
Patients stay with phone psychotherapy longer than office visits
The problem with psychotherapy is that nearly half the patients quit going to the therapist's office after a few sessions. (2008-09-22)
Intensive psychotherapy more effective than brief therapy for treating bipolar depression
Patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder are more likely to get well faster and stay well if they receive intensive psychotherapy, according to results from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. (2007-04-02)
Reducing sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy does not affect effectiveness
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients treated with as few as five sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy find it equally effective as receiving 12 sessions. (2018-01-17)
Depression treatment should take health beliefs into account
A treatment plan for depression should include nonmedical factors based on a patient's own health beliefs, a new study reports. (2000-08-20)
University of Colorado study shows intensive therapy helps in battle against bipolar disorder
New results from the largest federally funded bipolar study ever conducted show that patients who receive psychotherapy in addition to medication get better faster from bipolar disorder's debilitating depression and stay better longer, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher involved in the study. (2007-04-02)
Effective treatment helps Danes with personality disorders
A study conducted by Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences and the Clinic for Personality Disorders at Aarhus University Hospital shows that modern psychoanalytic therapy has a good effect on patients with severe personality disorders. (2012-10-23)
Phone-based therapy eases depression long term
When people receive brief telephone-based psychotherapy soon after starting antidepressant medication, strong positive effects may continue 18 months after their first session. (2007-03-22)
Psychotherapy Helps Post-Traumatic Stress Victims
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequently treated with medications, but there is no consensus on which are most effective. (1998-07-23)
RI Hospital receives $1.5 million grant to study treatments for body dysmorphic disorder
Rhode Island Hospital has received a grant for more than $1.5 million from the National Institute of Mental Health for a five-year study on treatment for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). (2011-12-13)
Brain scans could help predict response to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression
Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a review of current research in the November/December issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. (2016-11-10)
Depression treatment rates increase over past decade, but psychotherapy declines
The rate of depression treatment increased between 1998 and 2007 but at a slower rate than during the previous decade, and the percentage of patients treated with psychotherapy continued to decline, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-12-06)
85 percent of depressed patients improve when treated with both medication and psychotherapy, study finds
In a national study of 681 chronically depressed patients, psychotherapy combined with the antidepressant Serzone improved mood in 85 percent of patients after only three months of treatment. (2000-05-17)
Swimming with dolphins can alleviate depression
Swimming with dolphins is an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2005-11-24)
Patients more likely to refuse drug therapy than psychotherapy for mental health
People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research published by the American Psychological Association. (2017-03-06)
Does social anxiety disorder respond to psychotherapy? Brain study says yes
When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? (2011-02-14)
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