Psychotherapy Updates (April)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2015 | Volume: 13 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Can computers do therapy? Not exactly, but computer-assisted therapy is hot, and in this issue we look at the evidence. There are different models of computer-assisted psychotherapy, with the most-researched focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy.

In This Issue


Computer Assisted Psychiatry: An Introduction and Road Test

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy

There are plenty of ways that we use technology in psychiatric practice these days—including e-prescribing, electronic health records, referring patients to websites for psychoeducation, etc. But when was the last time you referred a patient to their computer for psychotherapy? Well, it may be time to consider it.

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Expert Q&A

Becoming a Top-Performing Clinician

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy

Get advice on how you can become a top-performing clinician, including how to put processes in place to consistently get feedback from your patients, in an interview with Scott D. Miller, PhD, found and director of the International Center for Clinical Excellence.

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Research Update

Does rTMS Work as Augmentation in Patients with Resistant Depression?

Topics: Research Updates

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment resistant depression (TRD), and presumably works by modulating brain circuitry. A new meta-analysis focuses specifically on using rTMS as augmentation to antidepressants in patients with TRD.

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News of Note

FDA Approves Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

Topics: Eating Disorders | News of Note

Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a stimulant approved for treating kids and adults with ADHD, is the first drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults with binge-eating disorder (BED).

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