Patients with major depressive disorder who experienced trauma during childhood see symptom improvement following psychopharmacological intervention, psychotherapy, or a combination of both.
Researchers question the statistical evidence behind psychiatric therapies considered to be empirically supported treatments by the APA.
The benefits of cognitive-behavioral analysis system psychotherapy appear to fade significantly two years after patients stop receiving the treatment for depression.
MDMA shows promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Combining the use of Ecstasy with psychotherapy treatments resulted in a reduction of PTSD symptoms after just one session. 54% of the study participants no longer met the PTSD criteria after two sessions. Patients also reported improvements in depression symptoms.
Adding exercise as a treatment for patients in psychiatric care facilities has positive benefits and is proving to be more effective than medications or psychotherapy alone. Exercise helps reduce mental health disorder symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger and psychomotor agitation. Researchers say exercise also helps to develop a more balanced and integrated sense of self for those with mental health disorders.
Used in a controlled psychotherapy setting, psychedelics have the potential to treat psychiatric treatments that do not respond to conventional medications, researchers argue.
Depression may allow people to abandon achievable goals, a new study reports.
Study reveals cognitive behavioral therapy can strengthen specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and the stronger neural network connections are associated with long term reduction in symptoms.
A new study reveals neuroimaging may prove useful in revealing patients with depression who may respond well to psychotherapy.
A new study reports the effects of psychotherapy can persist for months after treatment has concluded for IBS sufferers.
A new study reports specialized psychotherapy treatments can alter activation patterns in certain areas of the brain associated with cognitive control and emotional reactivity.
Fear responses can only be erased when people learn something new while retrieving the fear memory according to a new study.