One mode of treatment for all may not be the best approach when treating patients with certain medical disorders. An article references a recent study that compared treatments for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA).
Those with eating disorders are sometimes treated with cognitive remediation therapy, which helps individuals understand the thinking behind their behaviors and develop ways of changing that thinking. While there are many facets to eating disorder therapy, many healthcare providers believe that this type of therapy is most helpful in treating those with eating disorders.
By Dorothy Hayden, LCSW www.sextreatment.com When I suggest that hypnotherapy might be useful in the treatment of a client’s sexual compulsion problem, the response is typically one of the following:
“EEG Biofeedback therapy should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used.” Frank Duffy, M.D., Neurologist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor, Harvard Medical School.
Gambling was once considered a fun pastime that required traveling to the dessert in Nevada to explore. Now, with gambling venues available with just the click of the mouse, individuals throughout the U.S. are finding they not only enjoy gambling – they have become addicted to the activity. This recent release in Science Daily noted [...]
Hypnosis, as a practice, is moving from stage entertainment performances to therapy programs for drug and alcohol addiction. Referred to as hypnotherapy, sessions are said to help reduce stress, manage pain, improve health and even lead to new success – and are becoming more heavily explored as a treatment option for people trying to break [...]
The equine history in this country is fascinating, from mustangs roaming free throughout the plains to providing transportation and farm labor to racing and peaceful pastimes. Today, horses are used in specific therapy applications as they have been proven effective in helping people with physical issues, speech problems, emotional issues, behavioral challenges and other disabilities.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is one of many different types of talk therapy. It was developed back in the 1960s by a psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Beck. In his clinical work with patients Dr. Beck began to notice a distinct connection between a person’s thoughts and feelings. He also noticed from his [...]
With the lack of alcohol screening, treatment and referral into primary care and other medical settings, there appears to be a gap in the potential for treatment. Likewise, despite the high co-occurrence and mortality associated with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and tuberculosis (TB), there are no studies evaluating the effectiveness of integration of care.
A recent study has uncovered ways that the brain is affected by verbally labeling emotional stimuli. This study has implications for understanding how talk therapy may affect the brain and why specifically verbal expression impacts the way the participant reacts to both positive and negative stimuli.