Tag Archives: Anxiety

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety among Arabic-speaking individuals in Sweden: a pilot randomized controlled trial

The last years have seen a substantial increase in the number of people applying for asylum in European countries, with a majority of asylum-seekers arriving from countries in the middle east. Previous research has shown that that middle eastern refugees re-settled in western countries tend to have a higher rates …

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A randomized controlled pilot study evaluating Worry Less, Live More: The Mindful Way Through Anxiety Workbook

Consumers spend close to a billion dollars on self-improvement books each year. On the one hand, the wide popularity of self-improvement books offers tremendous opportunity. Millions of people struggle with anxiety, stress, and worry each year, but few are able to access the evidence-based psychotherapies that successfully target these problems. …

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Smoking and social anxiety: The role of false safety behaviors

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to over 440,000 deaths each year. Despite the negative health consequences associated with smoking, most smokers find it difficult to quit. For example, over 40% of the 48 million Americans make a serious cessation attempt …

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Guided self-help CBT, for whom is it effective?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can effectively treat common mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress-related disorders. However, access to treatment is low and few patients receive adequate treatment. Studies show that CBT is an effective treatment also when delivered as guided self-help, where therapists give support to some …

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Evaluation of The Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service (PORTS): The first 18 months of a state-wide digital service for adults with anxiety, depression, or substance use problems

Research shows that cognitive behaviour therapy can be successfully delivered via the internet or telephone. Across the world, digital mental health services are now being implemented as part of routine care. One such digital mental health service is the Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service (PORTS). PORTS was commissioned by …

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Predictors of treatment attendance and adherence to treatment recommendations among individuals receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Insomnia is very common, affecting up to 37% of adults, and is linked to a host of mental and physical health problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended as the first line treatment for insomnia by the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and …

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The Predictive Capacity of Self-Reported Motivation vs. Early Observed Motivational Language in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

How important is client motivation in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? As many practitioners know, delivering CBT to clients who are not quite ready to change can be a challenge. For example, client completion of homework between sessions is an important component of CBT, and when …

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