Tag-arkiv: psychotherapy

Guideline for behandling af børn med angstlidelser

JAACAPSekretariatet for Referenceprogrammer (SfR) under Sundhedsstyrelsen afholdte onsdag den 28. november 2007 en høring om Referenceprogram for voksne med angstlidelser. (Referenceprogram er det saame som guideline). I referenceprogrammet anbefaler man bl.a. af der udarbejdes et Referenceprogram for børn med angstlidelser. Indtil det projekt måske bliver realiseret, kan jeg anbefale at man læser American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry udgave, såkaldte Practice Parameters, der kan hentes fra deres hjemmesider Anxiety Disorders (P-ANX) Vol 46 Feb 2007 . Anbefalingerne blev udgive i tidsskriftet Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders
This revised practice parameter reviews the evidence from research and clinical experience and highlights significant advancements in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders since the previous parameter was published. It highlights the importance of early assessment and intervention, gathering information from various sources, assessment of comorbid disorders, and evaluation of severity and impairment. It presents evidence to support treatment with psychotherapy, medications, and a combination of interventions in a multimodal approach.

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 46(2):267-283, February 2007. Eller se PubMed.

For en tysk oversigt over en diskussion af evidensbaseret behandling af angstlidelser hos børn, se: Die psychotherapeutische Behandlung von Angststörungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter – Was ist evidenzbasiert? af Silvia Schneider & Tina In-Albon, Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie, Universität Basel, i Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Volume 34, Number 3, 191-202 / 2006. Engelsk abstrakt medfølger.

OCD Video

It’s a Brain thing: OCD

Learn about obsessive/compulsive disorder. Some interesting data about the physical changes both psychotherapy and medications make on PET scans in folks with OCD.

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Judith Beck og Michael Tompkins om kognitiv terapi (radio interview)

Den amerikanske radio station KQED har et interessant interview med de to kognitive psykologer Judith Beck og Michael Tompkins hvor de diskuterer kognitv terapi.

Du kan streame eller hente interviewet som mp3

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Lasker Award for Developing Cognitive Therapy: Aaron Beck

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research. Often called “America’s Nobels,” the Laskers are the nation’s most distinguished honor for outstanding contributions to basic and clinical medical research. Læs resten

How Psychotherapy and Medications Transform the Brain during Anxiety Treatment

Medscape and Tulane University (US) published a while ago a very interesting online educational program about anxiety (and OCD): Taming the Anxious Mind: How Psychotherapy and Medications Transform the Brain.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treatment of Major Depression and OCD

Conference Report from The American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting 2006 is showing promise results in treatment refactory OCD:

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 — Deep brain stimulation significantly reduced symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) according to long-term results of a pilot study reported today.

Four of eight patients followed for 36 months after implantation of the stimulator had a reduction of at least 35% in OCD symptoms and two more patients reduced symptoms by 25% to 35%, said Ali Rezai, M.D., chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration, at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting here.

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Combined Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Plus Sertraline May Be Best for Children and Adolescents With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Medscape Oct. 27, 2004.

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD

Combined cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) with sertraline may be best for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to the results of a randomized trial published in the Oct. 27 issue of JAMA. �The empirical literature on treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents supports the efficacy of short-term OCD-specific cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or medical management with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ([S]SRIs),� write John S. March, MD, MPH, from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues from the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS) Team. �However, little is known about their relative and combined efficacy.� Læs resten