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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Children

Research shows that children of parents with depression and anxiety disorders are up to seven times more likely than others to develop depression and anxiety themselves. But USA Today reported that two new studies suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce the risk of mental health problems in children and teens. In cognitive behavioral therapy, …

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CBT vs DBT

One of the best forms of treatment for addiction is psychotherapy. There are two main types of psychotherapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). While they both serve the same purpose, there are differences in CBT vs DBT. An addiction treatment program offers both CBT and DBT to treat addiction and mental …

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At Risk for Depression? Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is how the old saying goes, and when it comes to mental health, nothing could be more true. The cost of depression is high, both for the people struggling with the disease and for all of those in their work, family and social circles. Depression …

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Effective Treatment for Depressive Personality Traits

Depressive personality disorder (DPD) is an unofficial mental health condition characterized by the presence of several different symptoms that leave affected individuals in chronically depressed or melancholy moods. Despite the unofficial status of the disorder, current evidence indicates that depressive personality traits can seriously diminish a person’s sense of well-being, especially when these traits appear …

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Research Shows Changing Appraisals Leads to Positive Outcomes for Those with PTSD

A traumatic event can have a lasting impact on an individual. For some, the memory of the event generates feelings of shame, guilt, anger, fear and other emotions. In the medical field, such reactions are often referred to as appraisals as they relate to the perceptions developed due to the traumatic event. If these appraisals …

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Links Between Substance Abuse and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is an officially recognized condition that belongs to a larger group of mental health disorders known as personality disorders. People with the condition have a persistent pattern of exploitative, manipulative behaviors that violate social norms, damage or impair relationships, and infringe upon aspects of other people’s personal rights. Some mental health …

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