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Month: February 2016

Cost-utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy of depression: A systematic review

Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) causes a massive disease burden worldwide. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an important treatment approach for depression. Cost-utility analysis (CUA) is a method to support decisions on efficient allocation of resources in health policy. The objective of our study was to systematically review CUA of CBT in the treatment of patients suffering from MDD. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search in Medline, Embase,…
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Why Anxiety Persists

Why Anxiety Persists Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. and Robert Hindman, Ph.D. At our recent Core 2 CBT for Anxiety Disorders workshop, we asked participants what is helpful in managing anxiety? What is not helpful? Individuals with anxiety disorders unwittingly maintain their conditions by their behavioral strategies and their beliefs. Robert Hindman, PhD Avoidance is a hallmark of anxiety. Sometimes the avoidance is blatant, when, for example, an agoraphobic client does not…
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Perspectives of suicidal veterans on safety planning: Findings from a pilot study

Abstract Aims: Individual interviews were conducted and analyzed to learn about the engagement of suicidal veterans in safety planning. Method: Twenty suicidal veterans who had recently constructed safety plans were recruited at two VA hospitals. In semistructured interviews, they discussed how they felt about constructing and using the plan and suggested changes in plan content and format that might increase engagement. Results: The veterans’ experiences varied widely, from reviewing plans…
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Effect of a Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program on Depression 6 Years After Implementation Among At-Risk Adolescents A Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of a Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program on Depression 6 Years After Implementation Among At-Risk Adolescents A Randomized Clinical Trial Importance Adolescents whose parents have a history of depression are at risk for developing depression and functional impairment. The long-term effects of prevention programs on adolescent depression and functioning are not known. Objective To determine whether a cognitive-behavioral prevention (CBP) program reduced the incidence of depressive episodes, increased depression-free days, and…
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Amy Buckley – Workshop Participant Spotlight

Amy Buckley - Workshop Participant Spotlight Traveling from Burlington, Vermont, Amy is a clinical social worker in a private practice where she treats anxiety and depression in college students and young professionals. The transition into college and navigating the independence and responsibility of adulthood can be daunting, and she uses CBT and mindfulness to improve the lives of her clients. She attended our recent CBT for Anxiety: Core 2 workshop in…
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CBT and Mindfulness for Depression

CBT and Mindfulness for Depression by Robert Hindman, PhD Clinical Psychologist at Beck Institute Mindfulness-based interventions have been becoming more popular in psychotherapy. One such treatment, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), has specifically been developed to prevent relapse in clients who have experienced recurrent major depressive episodes (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2001).  We have incorporated mindfulness strategies into our work at the Beck Institute. Instead of thinking about mindfulness-based interventions as…
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