For many traumatized clients, even beginning to explore a traumatic event can be an act of bravery. According to therapist and trauma expert Janina Fisher, in order for clients to take this first step, they first need to be empowered.
People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy where mental health professionals use art materials to help patients explore feelings that may not be easy to express in words.
Health care would be remiss if the intersections between brain (i.e., neuroscience and biology) and mind (i.e., psychology and mental health) were not considered.
What on earth could ever be wrong with emphasizing early bonding, connection, and relationship as the foundation of all good therapy? According to some critics, attachment-based therapy neglects a vast range of important human influences. Read more…
Evidence suggests that psychosis, in at least some cases, has a similar disease course to other chronic illnesses. Cancer, for example, progresses along a continuum, and we know that if we intervene early we can create optimal outcomes for a cancer diagnosis. More and more we’re seeing this understanding translate into care for psychosis as Read more
The pricing of weekly therapy sessions coupled with non-generic medications can see a sufferer’s monthly totals hit over €400 ($426).
After psychosis, many young people are unable to get their life back on track—they never finish school or get another job, they begin cycles of repeated hospitalizations or incarceration.
New research suggests cognitive-behavioral therapy may provide a non-pharmaceutical solution to the conundrum.
Not a single state has what professional groups deem a sufficient number of child psychiatrists.
Doll therapy is catching on at nursing homes and other senior facilities across the country. It’s used to help ease anxiety among residents with dementia, who can experience personality changes, agitation and aggression. But the therapy is controversial.
Earlier this year, I started seeing a therapist. After months of feeling irrationally angry, unsettled and even more emotional than I usually am, I realized I could use some professional help in managing my emotions and the challenges of parenting.
Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found.
I find myself offering that steady eye contact to the clients ready to receive it. Along with an army of other therapists and helping professionals, I’m challenging shame with acceptance and staring down the epidemic of loneliness.
Researchers from the University of Warwick show in a new study that conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis are linked with negative thoughts about insomnia and pain—and this can be managed by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).