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Survey: Growing demand for digital psychotherapies to help veterans deal with substance abuse, depression, problem solving and insomnia

e-mental-healthVeterans go for digital psychotherapy (Healthcare IT News):

“Computerized psychotherapies, or CPTs, hold great interest for veterans receiving outpatient treatment, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health. The study, relying on information provided by 151 veterans receiving treatment in a Veterans Health Administration substance use disorder outpatient clinic, showed veterans were Read the rest of this entry »

Why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be first-line treatment for chronic insomnia

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Cognitive behavioral therapy offers a drug-free method for managing insomnia (Harvard Health):

“Many people with insomnia turn to sleeping pills, which often have unwanted side effects. Few of them know about an equally effective therapy that targets the root cause of insomnia without medications. Called Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Brain waves help predict stress-related sleep problems

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Brain waves predict risk of insomnia (UPI):

“During sleep, the brain produces a series of electromagnetic waves. The majority of these waves are generated deep in the brain from portions called thalamus and cortex. Research suggests the central purpose of these waves is to drown out potentially disruptive Read the rest of this entry »

Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy

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Many therapists have come to regard cultivating moment-to-moment awareness as a curative mechanism that transcends diagnosis, addresses underlying causes of suffering, and serves as an active ingredient in most effective psychotherapies. The clinical value of Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Long-term use of anxiety and sleeping pills can increase Alzheimer’s risk

benzodiazepinesAnxiety and sleeping pills ‘linked to dementia’ (BBC):

“A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an increased risk (up to 51%) of dementia…Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety disorders and insomnia.

Dr James Pickett, head of research at the Alzheimer’s Society, said Read the rest of this entry »

Questioning brain health status quo in depression and Alzheimer’s

mentalhealthpuzzleTwo good recent pieces in The New York Times bring to the forefront the need to question status quo mindset and practices about how to measure and enhance brain health.

Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression

  • “Curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery, scientists are reporting. The findings, based on an insomnia treatment that uses talk therapy rather than drugs, are Read the rest of this entry »

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms will Transform Brain Health in 2013

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Here are 10 predictions, many of which will likely be realized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

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