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Internet-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychological Distress Experienced by People with Hearing Problems: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Hearing loss is extremely common, and not only among older persons. People with hearing loss may experience low quality of life and increased levels of anxiety and depression. This has been found in several studies, and although far from everyone with hearing problems are affected, there certainly are those that …

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Increased skills usage statistically mediates symptom reduction in self-guided internet-delivered cognitive–behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety: a randomised controlled trial

Depression and anxiety are common conditions, whose symptoms can cause anything from mild discomfort to severe impairment. There is now a substantial evidence base showing the effectiveness of internet-delivered psychological treatments, such as internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT), for treating the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is encouraging to …

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Secondary traumatic stress in emergency medicine clinicians

Many people know that the intense and traumatic experiences soldiers face can result in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—as can civilian traumas, such as assaults or car crashes.  However, many people may not realize that caring for traumatically injured patients can have the same psychological effects as the trauma itself.  This …

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Creating state of the art, next-generation Virtual Reality exposure therapies for anxiety disorders using consumer hardware platforms: design considerations and future directions

Anxiety disorders are common conditions that can be treated effectively with exposure techniques, a key component of cognitive behavior therapy. Dissemination of this treatment is however limited by both patient and therapist factors. Among individuals with specific phobia, for example, only half will ever seek treatment and for those who …

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