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Internet-Based CBT for Binge Eating Disorder

A recent study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found that a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) based self-help treatment program for binge eating disorder (BED) could be successfully implemented online. BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating with a sense of loss of control, marked distress, and without the presence of compensatory behaviors (e.g., purging). Previous research indicates that CBT is an effective treatment for BED and associated…
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CBT for Disaster-Exposed Youth with PTSD

A recent study published in Behavior Therapy provides initial evidence for the efficacy of manualized Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for disaster-exposed youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previous research suggests that group-based CBT is effective in decreasing post-traumatic stress levels in youth. Treatment is often difficult to obtain for this population, however, due to lack of resources. The current study eliminated this obstacle by providing treatment within a school setting.…
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Modular CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A recent pilot study published in Behavior Therapy found that modular Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may help reduce symptom severity and depression in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterized by an often-delusional preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance that causes significant distress and impairment in daily functioning. The current study incorporates a broadly applicable CBT treatment manual with a specific focus on the BDD model and…
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MRSI Correlates of CBT in Pediatric OCD

A recent study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacological & Biological Psychiatry found that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is effective in altering metabolic hyperactivity of neurochemicals associated with OCD symptoms in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients. OCD is an anxiety disorder in which individuals experience obsessive, anxiety producing thoughts and seek relief through engaging in repetitive, compulsive behaviors. The current study investigated effects of CBT on neurochemicals in pediatric OCD. A…
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Tourette Syndrome and CBT

A recent study published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy found that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may significantly improve motor functions and brain activity in individuals with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS).  GTS is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by simple or complex multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics. GTS can hinder daily living, especially in adults and contributes to cognitive impairment (e.g., deficits in learning…
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Urban African American Youth Exposed to Community Violence: A School-Based Anxiety Preventive Intervention Efficacy Study

Violence in schools, neighborhoods and communities has reached critically high levels in recent years.  Exposure to community violence may profoundly affect children’s development from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. Cooley-Strickland et al. evaluated the efficacy of a school-based anxiety prevention program among urban children exposed to community violence. Higher rates of community violence and crime are experienced by African Americans living in low-income, urban neighborhoods than urban European Americans.…
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