Tag-arkiv: exposure therapy

Rapport finder at effektiviteten af de fleste terapier mod PTSD er tvivlsom

Mange mennesker, herunder et betydeligt antal soldater i aktiv tjeneste og veteraner, lider af post-traumatisk stress disorder (PTSD), ofte sammen med andre skader eller sygdomme. Mens flere former for medikamenter og psykoterapier bruges i behandling af PTSD, har mange af undersøgelserne om deres effektivitet problemer: de giver ikke et klart billede af hvad der virker og hvad der ikke virker, i følge en rapport fra The Institute of Medicine, en afdeling under The National Academies (USA).

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Ved at konfrontere frygt tidligt kan man reducere angst hos børn

Det er mere produktivt at hjælpe børn med at konfrontere deres frygt end at fokusere på andre teknikker, når man vil hjælpe dem med at håndtere deres angst, i følge forskning præsenteret på the 55 annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry i Chicago.

Forskningen, der identificerede ligheder mellem kognitiv adfærds terapi varetaget i en klinik og protokol anbefalinger i behandlingsmanualer, viste at når børn blev vejledt i at konfrontere deres frygt øgede deres evner til at fungere.

Studiet viste også at børn kunne gennemføre øvelser, der konfrontere dem med deres frygt langt tidligere end anbefalet i behandlingsmanualerne. Desto mere børn fokuserede på andre teknikker til at håndtere deres angst, desto mindre forbedring var der i deres funktionsevne.

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Combined Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

A most read article about combined pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders (including OCD) has been published in Journal of Current Opinion in Psychiatry and on the website Medscape. Læs resten

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies

A new very interesting book is being published july 2005.

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies
Jonathan S. Abramowitz (Editor), Arthur C. Houts (Editor)

Product Details:
Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Series: Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.; Houts, Arthur C. (Eds.)
2005, XIV, 803 p. 5 illus., Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

You can pre-order it at amazon.co.uk

Here is some information about the book:

Synopsis
Few conditions are as fascinating to a psychologist as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and few generate as much controversy. Experts disagree over topics related to classification, etiology, and treatment, and differing points of view also occur along disciplinary lines between psychology and psychiatry. Because of the insularity of various scientific communities that study OCD, there is rarely a forum for examining these issues from various perspectives, and for trying to provide a more complex and multifaceted picture of the disorder. This volume creates such a forum.

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