August 5, 1020 (Oprah.com) - Dr. Robert Leahy, Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City, offers 5 things to do right now that can help you find a way out
[READ THE ARTICLE] How to overcome your feelings of hopelessness
Dr. Shelby Freedman Harris, psychologist and director of Montefiore Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center, discusses the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy, which can rival or exceed medications in providing long-term relief from insomnia.
[READ THE ARTICLE] Overcoming insomnia without drugs
One of the books mentioned in the article is a Self-Help Workbook in paperback which uses the principles of CBT (Publisher: New Harbinger).
June 23, 2010 (New York Times): Dr. Michael Thorpy and Dr. Shelby Freedman Harris respond to a reader inquiring whether insomnia is always a result of some underlying condition like stress or pain, or whether it can exist as a standalone disorder
[READ THE ARTICLE] Does insomnia always have an underlying cause?
July 20, 2010 (From New York Times): Questions & Answers with Dr. Michael Thorpy and Shelby Freedman Harris of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx
[READ THE ARTICLE] When good sleep habits aren't enough ...
Laurie's depression started when his son died and eventually meant he had to resign from his job. CBT helped him to cope with day-to-day life.
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Since 2005, the Veterans Administration allocated more than $250 million a year to train therapists in Empirically Supported Therapies (ESTs) in an effort to cope with the influx of traumatized veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these programs highlight CBT
READ ABOUT the Program: Treatment of PTSD
August 17, 2009 (NYTimes.com): The Army's new resiliency program will train more than one million active-duty soldiers, reservists, members of the National Guard, civilian employees, and military family members in Beck-inspired methods.
"The training, the first of its kind in the military, is meant to improve performance in combat and head off the mental health problems, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, that plague about one-fifth of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq."
READ THE ARTICLE: Mental stress training is planned for US soldiers ...
Categories: AT Beck
Daniel B. Smith offers an illuminating and inspiring review of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., the founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This very articulate article captures Beck's spirit and scientific commitment. The author does a terrific job of capturing a complex story and telling it with appropriate dramatic impact.
Here are some facts about Cognitive Behavior Therapy discussed in this article:
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
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