Behavioral Activation found to benefit during TMS for Major Depressive Disorder

The integration of behavioral activation  therapy (a form of psychotherapy that supports environmental positive reinforcement for individuals through goal setting and the scheduling of positive reinforcement between-session activities) into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been shown to be a feasible, well-tolerated, and has led to a significant reduction in the symptoms of major depressive disorder,... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenia and Medication…

Schizophrenia is considered to be a lifelong condition, requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation and long-term use of antipsychotic medication. A new long-term study has revealed the effects of lifetime exposure to several medications commonly used in schizophrenia, including antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. Researchers how found that long term, high dose use of antipsychotic medication is associated with poorer... Continue Reading →

Effective Treatment of Eating Disorders…

A study based on 1,428 patients with an eating disorders (subjects were diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified) and treated at 6 clinics. The patients were consecutively referred over 18 years and used inpatient and outpatient treatment. Patients practiced a normal eating pattern with computerized feedback technology, they were supplied with... Continue Reading →

A Comparison of the Efficacy of Clonazepam and Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for the Treatment of Social Phobia

There is a growing body of evidence that social phobia may be treated effectively by either pharmacologic or cognitive-behavioral interventions, but few studies have examined the relative benefits of these treatments. This study, examined the relative efficacy of pharmacotherapy with clonazepam and cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) for treating social phobia. In summary, the researchers found that patients randomized to... Continue Reading →

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