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Understanding and Treating Panic Disorder

The Carlat Behavioral Health (TCRBH), November 2012, Panic Disorder

As it is currently conceptualized in the DSM-IV-TR, panic disorder can occur with or without agoraphobia. This article will describe what is involved in determining whether an individual has panic disorder and how to treat it.

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.

Research Update

Helping the Severely Mentally Ill to Help Themselves

“Self-management” is a newly popular buzzword among clinicians treating the seriously mentally ill.

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.

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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.