Tag: psychotherapy

1. In this modeling study comparing the cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with second-generation antidepressants (SGA) for initial treatment of depression, neither strategy provided consistently superior economic outcomes. However, over the long term, it is possible that increased use of CBT may generate significant savings. 2. Given patient preferences...
1. In this systematic review, researchers found associations with short-term pain benefits on a small to moderate level for exercise, psychological therapies, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, massage, and spinal manipulation as treatment for chronic low back pain. 2. In comparison to pain, effects on function were usually smaller or not noted. Evidence...
June 1 – June 9, 2013 In this section, we will highlight the some of the high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence In this cluster randomized control trial from the Democratic Republic of Congo, women subject...
Image: CC/Security of Women, worldwide (WomanStats Project) 1. Group cognitive processing therapy and individual support resulted in significant improvement in functionality and symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Effects were greater with group therapy, but persisted to 6 months in both groups. 2. Psychotherapy using community-based paraprofessionals was an effective intervention...