The Value of Homework Post-Therapy

Does homework post-psychotherapy increase its effectiveness? Or is the quality of the session more important? Here’s what some studies have found.

Apr 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other


The best treatment for insomnia, according to the American College of ...

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the best treatment for people suffering from chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). As many as 1 in 10 people experience chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is defined ...

May 6

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Blending therapies improves treatment of severe anxiety

Integrating motivational interviewing techniques into the commonly practiced cognitive behavioral therapy might be more helpful.

Mar 23

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Genetics of therapy for children's anxiety

A new study of children with anxiety disorders suggests that response to CBT is influenced by many genetic variants of small effect - rather than any individual gene.

Mar 18

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


CBT and antidepressants 'equally effective' for major depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy and second-generation antidepressants are equally effective as treatments for major depression, according to new, evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Feb 25

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...


The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear


Is online therapy for depression beneficial?

MoodGYM was controversial when it first came out. “People did feel threatened,” said Christensen. “They said it’s unethical, harmful – you’re doing damage and you don’t know it. Or you’re stopping people from getting the real help ...

Sep 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression


Why do people end therapy?

Researchers long have known many people end cognitive behavioral therapy before the recommended course of treatment has ended, but why that happens has remained something of a mystery.

Sep 22

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Why CBT is falling out of favour?

Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It's the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering - with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the ...

Jul 4

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


How do you decide if you need therapy?

There might be a social stigma that seeing a psychologist or therapy is “crazy”. There is something mentally wrong with the person, they are not able to function in their daily life. Here are some reasons that it would be good to see a therapist ...

Jun 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression


Reasons to Psychotherapy not working out

Some individuals think that psychotherapy is not effective, is harmful. Why do clients feel this way? A new study aims to find out the experience of therapy for clients who have showed no significant improvement or condition has deterioriated ...

Feb 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Cognitive development across the lifespan

(Young minds’ edition) A contrast between cognitive abilities and crystallized intelligence.

Dec 13

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Possible genetic link found in treatment-related cognitive issues in ...

Study associates poor neurocognitive outcomes with variations in genes related to brain inflammation and oxidative stress, highlight potential interventions

Dec 12

Categories: Cancer, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


You Are The Company You Keep

Why do we keep doing and feeling the same things over and over again, even when they aren’t serving us well in any capacity whatsoever? Oh, the madness!

Dec 8

Categories: Attachment Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to ...

Nov 29

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness