Eating disorders remain a formidable source of emotional and physical burden on an increasing number of men and women across the world. In honor of Eating Disorders Awareness week from February 23-March 1, learn more by checking out our fact sheet on this important topic.
New Study Finds Mindfulness Effective For Chronic Pain
Prescription opioid medications are a leading treatment for chronic pain, which affects nearly one-third of Americans. Misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to addiction or overdose.
Now, new research published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology shows that Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, or MORE, can significantly reduce pain and opioid
misuse in chronic pain patients.
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CBT for insomnia
CBT helps cancer patients get a good night’s rest
Cancer patients often struggle with sleep problems. A new study at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that mindfulness-based stress reduction and CBT for insomnia can help patients get a much-needed good night’s rest
for more information, see our fact sheet on insomnia
CBT Benefits Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an under-recognized body-image disorder that affects an estimated 1.7 percent to 2.4 percent of the population. In an recent randomized-controlled trial, researchers found that CBT significantly improved patients' BDD symptoms and level of disability, and was associated with high levels of patient satisfaction.