Brief psychotherapy

Research Update

New Hope: CBT for Internet and Computer Game Addiction

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Technology

Review of: Wölfling K et al, JAMA Psychiatry 2019;76(10):1018–1025 While many of us likely spend far too much time on our various devices—whether for fun or for work—between 0.3% and 1% of the general population might qualify for an internet gaming disorder (Przybylski AK et al, Am J Psychiatry 2017;174(3):230–236). Defined as excessive preo

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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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Psychotherapy and Medication in Recurrent Depression

Topics: Brief psychotherapy | Deprescribing | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Prevention | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management | Treatment-Resistant Depression

TCPR: When depression is recurrent, we usually continue the antidepressant indefinitely. Has that practice come under challenge?Dr. Fava: Yes. Antidepressant drugs are certainly important during the depressive episode, but what we are starting to question is whether they are as effective in preventing relapse. A meta-analysis from 12 years ago found tha

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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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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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A Pragmatic Approach to Borderline Personality Disorder

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Brief psychotherapy | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Tell us about this new approach to borderline personality disorder (BPD): good psychiatric management. Dr. Choi-Kain: We have many effective therapies for BPD. There’s dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), transference-focused therapy, and mentalization-based therapy. Good psychiatric management borrows from the other approaches, but differs in t

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Using Mental Health Apps

Topics: Behavior therapy | Brief psychotherapy | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Free Articles | Health Apps | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Computer-assisted therapies have been around for decades. What makes mental health apps different? Dr. Torous: Computers have been used to support psychotherapy in many forms—email, video conferencing, texting, and online or desktop programs. Mental health apps take this to another level because they work through a device that most people keep

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