Cognitive behavioral therapy may help those with heart disease reduce their risk of heart attack, researchers in Sweden found....those who had the therapy program emphasizing stress management had a 41 percent lower rate of both fatal and non-fatal heart events and 45 percent fewer recurrent heart attacks.
[READ MORE] Therapy helps reduce heart attacks
Categories: Chronic Fatigue
THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome may be helped the most when standard treatment is coupled with cognitive behavior therapy or exercise therapy, new British research suggests.
[READ MORE] Study says 2 therapies help fight chronic fatigue syndrome ...
"Study Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Are Safe Ways to Treat CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Symptoms"
Categories: Chronic Fatigue
From WebMD: article date 02/18/2011
Therapy, Exercise Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Feb. 17, 2011 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise, in conjunction with medical care, are safe and effective ways to treat some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), finds a new study published online in The Lancet.
[READ MORE] Study show CBT & exercise safe way to treat CFS symptoms ...
Categories: Therapy Focus
Thinking about making a change in your life? If you see a therapist, do you wonder if it is necessary to dig up all the issues in your past in order to make changes in your present life
Cognitive therapists focus on the present instead of visiting all the issues of the past.
Why? The simple answer is that research shows us it is not necessary for change. In fact, the fastest change occurs in therapy when a client has clear and specific goals for change and then collaborates with the therapist to learn and apply skills to make that change.
This issue is briefly discussed in a New York Times article titled: More and More, Favored Psychotherapy Lets Bygones Be Bygones by Alix Siegal.
[READ THE NY TIMES ARTICLE] Psychotherapy lets bygones be bygones ...
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
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