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Psychotherapy as an epigenetic ‘drug’: psychiatric therapeutics target symptoms linked to malfunctioning brain circuits with psychotherapy as well as with drugs

Psychotherapy may be just as effective as psychopharmacology in treating psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy focuses on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic prinicples while psychopharmacology is based on neurobiology. In the past, more emphasis was placed on psychopharmacology to treat psychiatric disorders. This article suggest that a psychotherapy could change the brain chemistry, eliciting the same results as drug therapy. Circuits in the brain are affected by efficiency of information processing. Many different disorders,…
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CBT is Effective for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (A Pilot RCT)

The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and standard medical care as treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). The participants in this randomized controlled trial (RCT) were 66 PNES patients. One group received only standard medical care over four months, while the other group received both standard medical care and CBT. At the end of the treatment period, the group who had received…
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