Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Substance Use Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used psychotherapies. It was developed in the 1960s by Aaron Beck specifically for the treatment of depression, but its core principles were quickly adapted and applied to a variety of diagnoses. We now have evidence-based CBT interventions not only for depression but also for anxiety, PTSD, b

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News of Note

Opioid Use Disorder: Is There an App for That?

Topics: Addiction | Addiction Treatment | Clinical practice | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | News of Note | Opioid epidemic | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Technology

In December 2018, the FDA announced its approval of reSET-O, a new mobile medical app marketed by Pear Therapeutics to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Mobile medical apps (MMAs) are a rapidly expanding class of smartphone apps intended to improve patient health and wellness. The FDA defines MMAs as software programs that run on smartphones and “trans

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Ask The Editor

CBT for Insomnia

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Each month, Editor-in-Chief Chris Aiken, MD, gives advice on a different practice challenge. Dear Dr. Aiken: The January 2019 issue mentioned cogni­tive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) as a good alter­native to sleep meds. It’s hard to find a therapist trained in CBT-i in my area. Are there any evidence-based self-help op­tions that I ca

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: A Primer

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Free Articles | Substance Abuse

Angela is a 27-year-old woman who was just discharged from the hospital after a suicide attempt following her second arrest for DUI. She says she only drinks on the weekends, but she recently lost her third job due to absenteeism. She doesn’t like AA, and she was kicked out of residential substance abuse treatment after the staff caught her scratching

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Expert Q&A

Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Addiction

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Practice Tools and Tips | Substance Abuse

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Expert Q&A

Using Motivational Interviewing in Your Practice

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Substance Abuse

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Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Primer

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Free Articles | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy

Vignette: Richie was a 15-year-old boy referred for evaluation after multiple run-ins with the police for drug possession, fighting, and shoplifting. Richie was the oldest of three boys and looked up to a gang-involved cousin who was in prison for drug trafficking. The patient was enrolled in multisystemic therapy (MST) for both treatment and further e

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Expert Q&A

Understanding Conduct Disorder

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy

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Research Update

Getting Bullied as a Kid: Not Good for Your Mental Health

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Depressive Disorder | PTSD

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How to Treat Tobacco Use Disorder—A Primer

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Psychotherapy | Smoking Cessation Agents

You may or may not consider smoking cessation to be part of your job description. But tobacco use disorder is a psychiatric syndrome, per DSM-5. To officially diagnose it, you have to establish a "problematic pattern" of tobacco use leading to "significant distress" which lasts at least 12 months. DSM lists 11 criteria, and the more criteria that apply,

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Expert Q&A

Understanding the New World of E-Cigarettes

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy | Smoking Cessation Agents | Substance Abuse

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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. First, let’s define some terms.

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Expert Q&A

Kids and Anxiety Disorders

Topics: Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | OCD | Practice Tools and Tips

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Research Update

OCD in Kids: CBT, SSRIs, Then What?

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Free Articles | OCD | Research Updates

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Research Update

CBT Moderately Effective in Improving Quality of Life for Anxiety Disorders

Topics: Anxiety Disorder | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Research Updates

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Research Update

CBT for Schizophrenia: Is Talk Cheap?

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Research Updates

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Research Update

CBT Doesn’t Improve Effectiveness of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment

Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Research Updates

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