Behavioral therapy

Clinical Update

Smartphone Apps as Adjuncts for Substance Use Treatment

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Behavioral therapy | Complementary treatments | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | electronic use | Health Apps | Internet | Media | Telehealth | Telemedicine

The majority (81%) of Americans own a smartphone, and a little over one-half (58%) have downloaded a health-related app (www.pewresearch.org/internet/fact-sheet/mobile). Could addiction apps be the next tool to improve treatment outcomes? This article will review some apps for substance use disorders (SUD) and discuss strategies for integrating them int

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Expert Q&A

Gambling and Impulsive Buying: Behavior or Addiction?

Topics: Behavioral addiction | Behavioral therapy | COVID19 | Repetitive behaviors

CATR: How do we define gambling versus impulsive buying? Dr. Potenza: Gambling is defined as placing something of value at risk in the hopes of gaining something of greater value. Usually that something is money, but it need not be. Impulsive buying or impulsive shopping is purchasing something on the spur of the moment, often with little forethought a

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Expert Q&A

Turning Nightmares Into Dreams

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Brief psychotherapy | Nightmares | Psychotherapy | PTSD | Sleep Disorders | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: What is nightmare disorder? Dr. Krakow: This is a sleep disorder in DSM-5 characterized by repeated, distressing nightmares. Some patients awaken from the dreams and others do not, but either way they usually remember the dreams, sometimes vividly. These nightmares often involve themes of threat, fear, and other distressing emotions. An important

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Expert Q&A

Side Effects of Psychotherapy

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: What are side effects to psychotherapy?Dr. Linden: Side effects are adverse reactions to a therapy that is correctly applied. TCPR: Why do you say “correctly” applied?Dr. Linden: When I talk about side effects, I’m not talking about boundary violations or mistakes by the therapist. I’m talking about unwanted events that are caused by the

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Expert Q&A

Brief Therapy During the Medication Visit

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: How does a brief therapy session differ from the 50-minute hour?Dr. Sudak: What’s different is the scope of what you can tackle in those 25–30 minutes. There’s a greater need to organize the session and make decisions about what you can take on. For example, trauma is a subject that you’d probably defer to a longer session. TCPR: How do y

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