CBT for conversion disorder reduces psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are a conversion disorder that affect up to 400,000 people in the US.
A new clinical trial [link ] found that CBT, with or without sertraline, led to a reduction in seizures
and an improvement in comorbid symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Most People Have Unwanted Thoughts, International Study Finds
What if I hit someone with my car?
What if I contracted HIV? What if I left the iron on and my house burns down? If you have ever had thoughts like this, you’re not alone.
A new study [link ] finds that these kinds of unwanted, intrusive thoughts are actually quite common, even among people who don’t have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
CBT greatly reduced anxiety in grade school children
Childhood anxiety is very common and has been found to increase the risk of mental health problems in adulthood. A new study [link ] found that CBT greatly reduced anxiety levels in schoolchildren ages nine to 10 years old. This finding is important because strategies that can effectively reduce anxiety early on have potential for decreasing the huge social and economic burden associated with anxiety disorders over the lifespan.
Learn more about childhood phobias, social anxiety, and school refusal:
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Dialectical behavior therapy helps keep patients with borderline personality disorder out of the hospital
Patients with borderline personality disorder make greater use of inpatient psychiatric services than patients with other personality disorders.
A recent study [link ] found that DBT was found more effective than treatment-as-usual in reducing self-harming behavior.
Patients who received DBT were less likely to use inpatient services during the 12-month treatment period and during the 6-month period following treatment.