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Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), not medication, drives long-term rewiring of the brain to help reduce psychosis symptoms

Talking therapy changes the brain’s wiring, study reveals for first time (ScienceDaily):

“A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Survey of scientific, technological & market trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest digital brain health technologies, neuroscience findings and insights for  lifelong brain health and mental health.

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We hope you enjoy all the neuro-stimulating reading 🙂

 

The SharpBrains Team

Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) + Medication outperforms CBT alone to treat ADHD symptoms among adults. At the same time…

adult_adhdAlthough medication is the primary treatment for adults with ADHD, and has good empirical support, many adults would rather not take it. For these adults with ADHD, it would be helpful to know whether medication is likely to provide significant benefits above and beyond those they would gain from well-conducted therapy, or whether they are likely to derive roughly equivalent benefits from therapy alone. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) beat usual care for chronic back pain

behavioral healthStudy finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain (NIH release):

“Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to Read the rest of this entry »

New Study shows Teens with ADHD helped by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In a recent issue of Attention Research Update I reviewed a study of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with ADHD that yielded encouraging findings. Promising findings of this approach for adults raises the question of whether CBT could also be helpful for teens with ADHD.

Developing effective nonmedical interventions for teens with ADHD is important for several reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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