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Materials used to support cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: A survey of therapists’ clinical practice and views

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression and patients who learn skills in CBT seem less likely to relapse. Between-session tasks (‘homework’), where patients practise skills learnt during sessions with their therapist are an integral part of therapy. Doing homework outside of the therapy session is associated …

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Task-Shifting to Improve the Reach of Mental Health Interventions for Trauma Patients: Findings from a Pilot Study of Trauma Nurse Training in Patient-Centered Activity Scheduling for PTSD and Depression

Text by: Doyanne Darnell Each year in the U.S. 1.5-2.5 million people suffer traumatic injury requiring inpatient hospitalization. The nation’s trauma care system is highly effective in saving lives, being well-coordinated within geographic regions to provide a full continuum of medical care and responsive to best-practice guidelines based on up-to-date …

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Inside the Black Box: What Accounts for Improvement in Internet-Delivered CBT for Maternal Depression

The World Health Organization ranks depression as the greatest contributor to disability world-wide. Mothers of young children are at high risk for depression, especially mothers experiencing economic difficulties. The impairment depression creates for women places their children at increased risk of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Though effective treatments exist, barriers …

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Meta-analysis of the effects of third-wave behavioural interventions on disordered eating and body image concerns

Third-wave behavioural interventions are becoming increasingly popular in treating and preventing various mental health problems, and scholars are beginning to test whether these interventions can effectively target eating disorder (ED) risk factors (e.g., disordered eating, body image concerns). While several studies have examined the effects of third-wave interventions on ED …

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