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Efficacy of brief guided self-help cognitive behavioral treatment for perfectionism in reducing perinatal depression and anxiety: A randomized controlled trial

Depression affects at least 10% of women in pregnancy, and the negative impact of post-natal depression and anxiety on mothers and babies is well documented. Women are often very short of time in this demanding period of their life, and examining if a very brief, self-help approach to treatment is …

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Interactive Effects of Cumulative Lifetime Traumatic Brain Injuries and Combat Exposure on Posttraumatic Stress among Deployed Military Personnel

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an individual experiences an impact or jolt to the head immediately followed by a transient loss of consciousness, alteration of consciousness (e.g., feeling dizzy or confused), or disruption of memory. Importantly, a growing body of work suggests that individuals who experience one or …

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Influence of adjuvant Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans – results from a randomized control study

Even thirty or more years after the end of a war, veterans can suffer from their dramatic, humiliating, and life-threatening experiences. The experiences might be such to impact their life also now. If for instance veterans report symptoms of sleep disturbances, impulsivity, restlessness, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, lack of concentration, negative …

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Differences in baseline and process variables between non-responders and responders in Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic tinnitus

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is one of the psychological treatments for tinnitus with the best empirical evidence of efficacy (Cima, Andersson, Schmidt, & Henry, 2014) and cost effectiveness (Maes et al., 2014). Although CBT has been demonstrated to be effective, there are specific barriers in tinnitus patients seeking psychotherapy in …

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Do eating disorder voice characteristics predict treatment outcomes in anorexia nervosa? A pilot study.

Eating disorder cognitions are frequently reported as a symptom of the condition. Individuals often go further in their descriptions and commonly report something more than simply cognitions, but rather describe the phenomenon of an ‘eating disorder voice’. This voice is much like a commentator accompanying one through their day-today experience, …

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Anxiety sensitivity cognitive concerns drives the relation between anxiety sensitivity and symptoms of depression

Depression is one of the most common and serious mental illnesses. Indeed, more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Importantly, depression has various personal and societal consequences, which supports the increasing need for more research to better understand this debilitating disorder. One of the common misconceptions about depression …

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Brief report: Sudden gains in Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy and Group Psychotherapy for Social Anxiety Disorder among College Students

Studying patterns of symptom change in psychotherapy has potentials for identifying how specific theory-driven treatment techniques and non-specific factors (i.e., those that are common across treatment modalities, such as the therapeutic alliance) interact to create change over the course of treatment; which has important implications for enhancing treatment effectiveness  (Kazdin, …

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