Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-established psychological treatment that has been proven effective in managing anxiety. It works by helping individuals identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and by teaching them coping skills to deal with anxiety-provoking situations. Here’s a detailed look at how CBT can be used to treat anxiety, with references […]
Agoraphobia, a term often misunderstood or oversimplified, encompasses far more than the fear of open spaces. It’s a complex anxiety disorder that can significantly impact an individual’s life, shaping behaviors, decisions, and daily routines. The Nature of Agoraphobia Contrary to common belief, agoraphobia isn’t solely about open spaces. It involves a fear of situations or
Anxiety—a persistent, overwhelming feeling that can loom over life’s landscape. Fortunately, in the world of mental health treatments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) stands as a beacon of hope, offering effective tools and strategies to navigate the maze of anxious thoughts and behaviors. Understanding Anxiety and Its Grip Anxiety, a prevalent mental health concern, manifests in
Effective Group CBT for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis: Results of Randomized Controlled Trial
Social anxiety (SA), a prevalent comorbid condition in psychotic disorders with a negative impact on functioning, requires adequate intervention relatively early. Using a randomized controlled trial, we tested the efficacy of a group cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention for SA (CBT-SA) that we developed for youth who experienced the first episode of psychosis (FEP). For our primary outcome, we hypothesized that compared to the active control of group cognitive remediation (CR), the CBT-SA group would show a reduction in SA that would be maintained at 3- and 6-month follow-ups. For secondary outcomes, it was hypothesized that the CBT-SA group would show a reduction of positive and negative symptoms and improvements in recovery and functioning.
Ninety-six patients with an FEP and SA, recruited from five different FEP programs in the Montreal area, were randomized to 13 weekly group sessions of either CBT-SA or CR intervention.
Linear mixed models revealed that multiple measures of SA significantly reduced over time, but with no significant group differences. Positive and negative symptoms, as well as functioning improved over time, with negative symptoms and functioning exhibiting a greater reduction in the CBT-SA group.
While SA decreased over time with both interventions, a positive effect of the CBT-SA intervention on measures of negative symptoms, functioning, and self-reported recovery at follow-up suggests that our intervention had a positive effect that extended beyond symptoms specific to SA.
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02294409.
The integration of yoga breathing techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial
In trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), stabilization techniques are used before confrontation ones to increase stress/affect tolerance and thus effectiveness of CBT. This study investigated the effects of pranayama, meditative yoga breathing and breath holding techniques, as a complimentary stabilization technique in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seventy-four PTSD-patients (84% female, 44.2 ± 13 years) were randomized
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression (CBTlate): Results of a Multicenter, Randomized, Observer-Blinded, Controlled Trial
Introduction: Different psychotherapeutic interventions for late-life depression (LLD) have been proposed, but their evaluation in large, multicenter trials is rare. Objective: The present study evaluated the efficacy of a specific cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for LLD (LLD-CBT) in comparison with a supportive unspecific intervention (SUI), both administered in a specialist psychiatric outpatient setting. … Conclusions:
Cognitive behavior therapy vs. control conditions, other psychotherapies, pharmacotherapies and combined treatment for depression: a comprehensive meta‐analysis including 409 trials with 52,702 patients
World Psychiatry, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 105-115, February 2023.
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The relationships among working alliance, group cohesion and homework engagement in group cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety disorder
Findings suggest that tinnitus-related insomnia may be maintained by cognitive–behavioral processes similar to those found in insomnia disorder. Such processes are more important than tinnitus severity when understanding sleep disturbance. People with tinnitus-related insomnia may benefit from treatments such as cognitive–behavioral therapy for insomnia.
CBT and IPT – A Comparison Christian Jonathan Haverkampf 17th July 2022 Contents Introduction. 0 How They Work. 2 The Therapist-Patient Relationship. 5 Therapy Phases. 6 Applications. 6 Effectiveness. 7 Effect duration. 9 Conclusion. 11 References. 14 Introduction Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), combining principles from cognitive and behavioural psychology, and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), are