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Cognitive Versus Exposure Therapy for Problem Gambling: Randomised Controlled Trial.

 Abstract BACKGROUND: Problem gambling-specific cognitive therapy (CT) and behavioural (exposure-based) therapy (ET) are two core cognitive-behavioural techniques to treating the disorder, but no studies have directly compared them using a randomised trial. AIMS: To evaluate differential efficacy of CT and ET for adult problem gamblers at a South Australian gambling therapy service. METHODS: Two-group randomised, parallel design. Primary outcome was rated by participants using the Victorian Gambling Screen (VGS) at…
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Forbes Magazine: Patient Fix Thyself… Cognitive Behavior Therapy… may be better than Prozac

  "Dump the Couch! And ditch the Zoloft. A new therapy revolution is here," says the cover of the April, 2007 issue of Forbes Magazine. Forbes is referring to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which has "been shown to be surprisingly effective in quelling an ever expanding array of mental maladies: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, bulimia, hypochondria--even insomnia. Now almost 150 clinical trials are under way to…
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