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Parent-Delivered CBT Reduces Kids’ Anxiety

“…According to the investigators, 5% to 10% of all children are affected by anxiety disorders; and these can increase the risk for later problems, including mood disorders and substance abuse.”We were keen to develop an intervention that could be delivered … Continue reading

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Why We Shop: The Neuropsychology of Consumption

Medscape Psychiatry  Bret S. Stetka, MD, Kit Yarrow, PhD, Disclosures, November 22, 2013 Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow, PhD just finished a new book, Decoding the New Consumer Mind: on the neuropsychologic influences associated with shopping. Here are some extracts of the interview he gave to … Continue reading

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Modified CBT Eases Hypochondria

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Megan Brooks, October 22, 2013 “…The study was published online October 18 in the Lancet…Hospital patients who are excessively anxious about their health may benefit from brief, modified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), new research suggests…”Health anxiety or … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Stomach Pain in Kids

“In children with functional abdominal pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is as effective in reducing abdominal pain as intensive medical care (IMC) delivered by pediatricians or pediatric gastroenterologists (P > 0.05 for all endpoints)…Shelley M.C. van der Veek, PhD, from … Continue reading

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‘Love Hormone’ May Help Treat Personality Disorder

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Fran Lowry, Oct 11, 2013 “The neuropeptide oxytocin, which has been shown to reduce anxiety in social situations, enhance the recognition of facial expressions, and shift attention from negative to positive information, may decrease social-threat hypersensitivity in … Continue reading

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Five-Step Plan Helps Patients Cope With Pain

Medscape Medical News > Conference News. Nancy A. Melville. Sep 13, 2013 LAS VEGAS — A critical component in the treatment of chronic pain is teaching patients strategies for coping with the pain, and an approach focusing on 5 essential coping skills … Continue reading

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Dietetic guidelines

“Irritable Bowel Syndrome [IBS] is a chronic and debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects 9–23% of the population across the world,” write Y.A. McKenzie, MSc, from Nuffield Health the Manor Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues from the BDA Gastroenterology … Continue reading

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