Cognitive Behavior Therapy Techniques (April)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2017 | Volume: 15 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

There's a lot of science to prove that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a most-effective non-pharmacological technique for treating several disorders, including major depression, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, and even insomnia. In this issue, we look CBT and all its subset therapies, and offer best practices and tips on technique.

In This Issue

Article

Some Helpful CBT Techniques for Specific Disorders

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy

The latest official statement on psychotherapies from the American Psychological Association more or less states that all techniques are equally effective, and it’s likely that the skills of individual therapists are as important as the specific technique they choose. This is all well and good, but meanwhile, in the real world, we need to make decisions about how to treat specific patients. If we wait for the definitive answers from research, we will be waiting for a very long time. This article details certain well-known techniques drawn from the broad umbrella of cognitive behavior therapy.

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Expert Q&A

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy | Sleep Disorders

Insomnia is so ubiquitous and misunderstood with respect to its health consequences and “treatability.” At the core of this is the widespread misconception that insomnia is primarily a symptom of other things. Insomnia is also identified in DSM-5 as an independent disorder (780.52) which, when occurring with other DSM-5 disorders, is considered a comorbid disorder rather than a symptom.

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Research Update

High-Dose Citalopram and Escitalopram: Undeserved Bad Rap?

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Psychopharmacology Tips | Research Updates

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are considered the first-line treatment for depression; however, our confidence in their safety took a hit when the FDA issued a warning in 2011 about doses of citalopram above 40 mg causing QTc prolongation.

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CME Post-Test

Take The CME Post-Test for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Techniques, TCPR, April 2017

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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