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EMDR in Children and Adolescents

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.”

Antidepressants Versus Psychotherapy for Depression [Subscribers Only]

Research has generally found that both antidepressants and psychotherapy offer similar efficacy in the short-term, but that after treatment discontinuation, results are better with psychotherapy.

The Psychotherapy of Bipolar Disorder and the Moment of Truth

If you treat patients with bipolar disorder, then you have reached what I call the moment of truth. Your patient has been doing so well, she’s not even sure she still has a psychiatric problem. This is one of the many opportunities for psychotherapy in bipolar disorder—in this case, helping your patient to come to terms with her illness.

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Novel Program Effective for Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

Anxiety disorders are commonly seen in primary care, whether they present on their own, or comorbid with other illnesses. There’s good evidence for both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy in anxiety disorders, but many patients don’t receive such treatment.

IPT for Patients with Early Trauma Histories?

We know that psychotherapy is generally effective for depression, but we don’t really know which depressed patients will respond better than others.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder

Some of the CBT techniques that have proven effective for panic disorder include breathing retraining, cognitive restructuring, and relaxation training.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Primer [Free Article]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - The Carlat Behavioral Health Report

Although it has not been established how the effectiveness of DBT compares with that of other therapies, DBT is the most evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder.

How Do Psychotherapy and Medication Change the Brain? [Free Article]

We know that for many conditions, both medications and psychotherapy work about equally well. Common sense would dictate that there is some final common pathway of neuropsychiatric change underlying the symptomatic improvements we see. But identifying what is happening in a living human brain is extremely tricky.