Tag: psychotherapy

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends

Among older adults with mild-to-moderate depressive disorder diagnosed during a primary care visit, antidepressant medication or supervised group exercise sessions may decrease symptoms to a...

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

Serious, ‘Unexpected’ Adverse Events From Nasal Esketamine

Patients who receive esketamine for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) are at increased risk for serious and unexpected adverse events (AEs), new research suggests. Results showed that...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first...

Two Genes in Prefrontal Cortex Implicated in PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the...

Transdiagnostic Approach to Mental Illness Effective in Teens

A new transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program called Mind My Mind (MMM) provides significant and lasting benefits for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems, report...

Shared Medical Appointments May Bridge the Opioid Treatment Gap

Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are an acceptable way to receive treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), new research suggests. In a survey study, participants attending...

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

Erinn Baldeschwiler, mother of Shea McGinnis (left) and Gibson McGinnis, has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Immunotherapy has helped with the physical...

The Future of Psychedelic Therapy in the US

After a 50-year hiatus, psychedelic drugs are undergoing a research renaissance. Roland R. Griffiths, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Oliver...

Psilocybin Delivers ‘Remarkable’ Relief in Severe Depression

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in “magic mushrooms,” rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new...

Add-On Psychotherapy a Win in Bipolar Disorder

Adding psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy benefits patients with bipolar disorder (BD), particularly when delivered in family or group settings, results of a new meta-analysis confirms. Outpatients...

ECT More Effective for Psychotic vs Nonpsychotic Depression?

For patients with psychotic depression, response to treatment, remission rates, and cognitive improvement are better following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) than for patients with nonpsychotic depression,...

More US Psychiatrists Restricting Practices to Self-Pay Patients

A growing number of psychiatrists in the US no longer accept insurance and will only see patients who can pay upfront, out-of-pocket for office visits,...

Doctor Support Hotline, New Mortality Data

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