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Depression increases heart attacks

...lthough treatment of depression with medication or psychotherapy after a heart attack has not been shown to improve survival, the authors conclude that it can improve depressed patients’ quality of life and should be included in routine care. ...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...ad role in treatment options while talk therapy or psychotherapy is losing ground. Olfson, associate professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, suggests that educational efforts on the part of the federal government, as well as by health organizations, have helped rai...

Medications for depression

...increased usage of antidepressants rather going to psychotherapy among most foreigners. Researchers in the US have ...ts. By contrast the number of patients receiving psychotherapy for depression declined from 60 per cent to 50 per cent. Physicians now seem to be more involved in ...

Quitting Psychotherapy Midway May Be Preventable

...veys show that nearly half of people who begin // psychotherapy quit, dissatisfied, against the recommendation of ...peutic alliance: The key feature of all successful psychotherapy is a strong working relationship between the patient and the therapist. There is no formula for achi...

MS Patients Improve With Telephone Therapy

... Although two-thirds of depressed patients prefer psychotherapy to antidepressants, only 10 to 45 percent ever mak...ation in the article states. Barriers to receiving psychotherapy include physical impairments, transportation problems, proximity of services and lack of time or fin...

Web Based Psychotherapy for Depression

... caution should be taken while using this internet psychotherapy as it would not be so effective in all the patients and it should not be used as a reason to evade training enough therapists so that people experiencing mental health problems can access the treatments they need when they need them." ...

Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims

...60 dead and 210 injured - may need counselling and psychotherapy to get out of the trauma. These people are already suffering from acute stress but the real impact of the incident will be felt after a few days, said Monika Chib, senior psychiatrist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. The post-traumatic stress d...

Swimming With Dolphins Can Help Ease Depression

...could be more effective than drugs or conventional psychotherapy in treating mild to moderate depression. The healing properties associated with the dolphins could be attributed to the habitat location, and the emotional arousal as a result of the interaction with dolphins....

Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors

...cities. A group of students who were treated using psychotherapy had less depression scores. "Chronic PTSD and depression can impair the psychosocial development and behavior of children and adolescents, which in turn can have a detrimental effect on their families and communities. The findings unequivocally sho...

SAD Patients Require Treatment

...D. In very severe cases of SAD, antidepressant and psychotherapy treatment may become necessary. As many as 75% of the people who suffer from this disorder are women in the US. One of the symptoms for this affliction is a craving for high-carb and starchy foods. There is an increased production of the melatonin ho...

'Silent Shortage' Of Psychiatrists growing in the U.S.

... management visits than from a one-hour outpatient psychotherapy visit. This has resulted in psychiatrists seeing more patients, and spending less time with each. The APA's 2004 annual meeting had concluded that psychiatric workforce trends were leading to healthcare access problems. Given this scenario, a “sile...

Australia's Mentally ill, ill at ease with Quality of Care

...coholic and depressive had undergone treatment for psychotherapy to combat childhood abuse. Psychotherapy is pretty much of a torment, both for the patient as well as the family. While the patient is helped to cope with the problem, the family is left high and dry with no family counseling whatsoever. Infact, in t...

Drugs Are Effective In Treating Depression and Preventing Recurrence

... the effect of treating depression using drugs and psychotherapy among elderly people. It is one of the longest st...s from talking therapy. It was also mentioned that psychotherapy in this study was given only once a month for 45 minutes. The two-year study studied 116 people aged...

Anonymity Helps In Overcoming Inhibitions During Online Counseling

...th problems. On the Internet, however, the terms psychotherapy and counselling are often misunderstood to mean the same thing. The BDP instituted a quality control system five years ago to aid clients seeking online counselling. Meanwhile, about 20 websites have passed this test and now bear an insignia with...

Sertraline Can Prevent Recurrent Depressive Episodes In Diabetics

...ions and even death. Conventional treatment with psychotherapy and anti-depressant medication has been found to be effective. However, this is only useful in short term. Furthermore, previous studies have shown that 1 in 7 diabetic patients developed resistance to the commonly used anti-depressant medication owi...

Women With Hectic Jobs Prone To Infertility

...to-day lives are at risk of becoming infertile and psychotherapy could improve their chances of conceiving, researchers have claimed. // Women who struggle to conceive could increase their chances greatly by learning to cope more effectively with the stress of daily life, a new study by US scientists said. Al...

Psychotherapies Benefit Sex Criminals

...havioral therapy, psychoanalysis, drug therapy and psychotherapy she and criminologist Charlotte Bilby found that behavioral therapies did appear to have a positive effect for a short term but further research was needed to prove its effectiveness over longer time periods. It was also found that offenders who...

Special Behavioral Therapies made Women more likely to Attempt Suicide

... behavior therapy group received weekly individual psychotherapy and weekly group skills training, as well as telephone access to their therapist for a year. The study did not mandate the type of treatment provided by the expert therapists to the other group of women. Instead, the therapists were told to provide t...

Mild Sadness Provokes Depressive Thinking in Some Recovered Patients

...cations or cognitive behavioral therapy (a kind of psychotherapy designed to modify the cognitive processes that are typically associated with depression). Ninety-nine of those whose depression went into remission participated in a second phase of the trial. These 99 participants rated their current mood on a visu...

Marijuana Abuse Responds to Psychotherapy, Overall Is Hard to Treat

...ce and abuse can be moderately improved by various psychotherapy treatments — but reduced use rather than abstinenc...hat the therapeutic effects of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy may be synergetic, with the greatest treatment efficacy seen when medications are combined with psyc...

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