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Month: July 2008

Japan: Social Anxiety Disorder shows positive response to group CBT

A study in BMC Psychiatry reported that the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) was well established in Europe and North America but little was known about its effectiveness in non-Western cultures. A pilot study of group CBT for SAD was conducted in Japan (groups of 3 or 4; average number of sessions per group was 15). The CBT methods included psychoeducation regarding anxiety, experiments…
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Erectile Dysfunction benefits from Internet-based CBT

A study in the International Journal of Impotence Research reported that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) benefited from Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). An important aspect of this approach was that it removed much of the anxiety and embarrassment associated with face-to-face discussions of sexual problems. The CBT protocol included the men and their partners, and focused on psychological and relationship factors related to ED. Designed as a 10-week program,…
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