Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer (published May 11, 2008): Had Tony Soprano been under his care, Aaron Beck says he could have cured his panic attacks in two sessions...Psychiatrist John Rush, a leading authority on depression, calls Beck the most important figure in the history of the field, ahead of even Freud. Rush says that Freud made a monumental contribution, unquestionably, but that Beck's therapy treats a broader range of mental illnesses and has been proved in clinical trials to be more effective.
[READ THE FULL ARTICLE] He shows no signs of a Beckian slip ...
We are providing a link to a popular press review of a very significant study on treatment for anxiety disorder in kids - comparing medication and CBT. Read it carefully. If you do not want your child taking medication, there are options. You can start with CBT. Medication can be added if progress is not being made. Medication alone resulted in improvement in 55% of the subjects. However, CBT alone helped 60%. Medication plus CBT provided improvement in 81% of the subjects. (Article date October 30, 2008 on HealthDay News by reporter Steven Reinberg)
[READ THE FULL ARTICLE] Combo treatment best for anxiety disorder in kids ...
The original research paper (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sertraline, or a Combination in Childhood Anxiety) was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. M. Joann Wright was a Hofstra University professor of psychology and psychologist at Student Counseling Services when she filmed this brief description of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Run Time: 32 seconds
Date: May 27, 2008
Here's Dr Wright's brief explanation of what to expect in CBT
Run time: 38 seconds
Date: May 27, 2008
Paul Salkovskis, clinical director of the Maudsley Hospital Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, explains the difference between fears and phobias as well as the treatment options.
Run time: 2:47
by NHS Choices Media Library
Date: June 26, 2008
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