Outpatient program offers help for new moms | FOX2now.com

ST. LOUIS – Erin Poneiwaz  is a therapist for the Mercy Mother-Baby Intensive  Outpatient program to help with new moms deal with postpartum depression.  The program is for women who are 18 and older during pregnancy. Their services are offered up to one year after giving birth.The program  giving mothers a chance to talk with others… Continue Reading

Cognitive therapy found to cut “cyberchondria” health anxiety

By Kate and KellandSept 7 – Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by Source: Cognitive therapy found to cut “cyberchondria” health anxiety Continue Reading

Racism Does THIS to Your Mental Health

Racism Does THIS to Your Mental Health A British study has found that repeated exposure to racial discrimination can have very negative effects on a person’s health – mentally and physically. Researchers determined that whether or not a person felt safe in certain places had the greatest effect on their mental health. Once a person… Continue Reading

In-person cognitive behavioral therapy more effective for binge eating disorder

In-person cognitive behavioral therapy more effective for binge eating disorder. Source: In-person cognitive behavioral therapy more effective for binge eating disorder Continue Reading

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a helpful CBT intervention that improves outcomes in patients attending a rheumatology pain rehabilitation program

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated. Source: Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients: Acceptance and Commitment… Continue Reading

CBT-I Improves Some Mental Health Problems Too, Finds Large Randomized Study – Sleep Review

Treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Source: CBT-I Improves Some Mental Health Problems Too, Finds Large Randomized Study – Sleep Review Continue Reading

The Importance of Validation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combines cognitive and behavioral therapies with Eastern mindfulness practices. Developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan, DBT is useful in treating individuals with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship conflict. The goal is for clients to learn to manage their emotions and develop healthier coping skills, while also practicing self-acceptance.   Source: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/importance-of-validation-in-dialectical-behavior-therapy-0521134 Continue Reading


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