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Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is the most extensively studied form of psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).(1,2) Meta-analyses of controlled trials have established that, across 12-16 weeks, the efficacy of CBT is comparable to antidepressant medication,(3-5) with a lower risk of
Depression is not simply feeling sad, anxiety doesn’t just mean worrying a lot, and eating disorders are not as simple as eating too much or too little. And living with two or more of these disorders simultaneously can be a lonely, underrepresented experience.
Focal brain stimulation techniques are potentially powerful tools for the investigation and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. These approaches include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and deep brain stimulation among others.
Humor is a useful tool that can be readily used together with gradual exposure / CBT in treating children’s phobias. By “humor” I mean playfulness used by the adult, collaboratively with the child, in an individualized manner that the child finds funny, and that is consistent with the c
Elizabeth Spencer and I just finished giving an ADAA continuing education webinar called, The Magic of CBT for Anxiety and Depression. We have found, from our workshops, that many master level clinicians have never learned the foundations of cognitive behavioral therapy.
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