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Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Armodafinil for Insomnia After Cancer Treatment

Abstract PURPOSE: Insomnia is a distressing and often persisting consequence of cancer. Although cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the treatment of choice in the general population, the use of CBT-I in patients with cancer is complicated, because it can result in transient but substantial increases in daytime sleepiness. In this study, we evaluated whether CBT-I, in combination with the wakefulness-promoting agent armodafinil (A), results in better insomnia treatment…
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Terapia Cognitiva Conductal [The Many Applications of Cognitive Therapy]

Dr. Beck discusses the many different applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)—and states that he never would have expected CBT to be utilized in the treatment of so many different conditions. For example, CBT can be useful in the treatment of patients with epilepsy; it can reduce the likelihood of additional heart attacks among cardiac patients; and it can help with cancer-related depression. www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops
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CBT for Smoking Cessation among Cancer Patients

Smoking, alcohol use and depression often co-exist at high rates among patients with head and neck cancer. Researchers recently designed a randomized, controlled study to see whether patients with head and neck cancer and at least one of the above traits improved with integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that addressed all of the above factors. 184 patients were randomly assigned to either usual care or 9-11 CBT phone sessions plus optional medications over a period of six months.…
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Research Results: Group CBT Reduces Anxiety among Women with Breast Cancer

A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that group Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can reduce unwanted thoughts, anxiety and stress among women who have recently had breast cancer surgery. For this study, 199 women who had recently had breast cancer surgery were randomly assigned to one of two groups -- they received either 10 weeks of group CBT, or a one-day seminar following surgery. The University of Miami, Florida…
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Research Results: CBT Reduces Fatigue among Cancer Survivors

A new study just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help cancer survivors who are experiencing severe fatigue and functional impairment. If you know someone who has been cured of his or her cancer, but has unexplained fatigue, you may want to check out this study. 112 cancer survivors with severe fatigue were randomly assigned to one of two groups -- half of…
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