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Growing research aims at helping cancer patients in distress access most-likely-to-help self-care options, from Mindfulness training to Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Cred­it: UCIrvine/flickr , CC BY-NC-ND

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Mind­ful­ness in can­cer treat­ment: time to stop and think (The Con­ver­sa­tion):

Breathe deeply and focus on the moment: mind­ful­ness now appears every­where as a tech­nique to improve well-being, includ­ing in health care.

Mind­ful­ness train­ing is often sug­gest­ed for can­cer patients to reduce high lev­els of anx­i­ety and dis­tress asso­ci­at­ed with diag­no­sis, treat­ment and antic­i­pa­tion of pos­si­ble dis­ease recur­rence. But two ques­tions per­sist: does mind­ful­ness work and, if so, for whom? Read the rest of this entry »

FDA clears first CBT-based digital therapeutic to treat substance abuse disorders

reSET® for Sub­stance Use Dis­or­der. Image Cred­it: Pear Ther­a­peu­tics

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The FDA just approved the first app for treat­ing sub­stance abuse (CNBC):

The app, devel­oped by a start-up called Pear Ther­a­peu­tics, is designed to be pre­scribed by clin­i­cian and used along­side coun­sel­ing.

Pear’s tech­nol­o­gy dig­i­tizes a form of talk ther­a­py called cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py, or CBT, which focus­es on “exam­in­ing the rela­tion­ships between thoughts, feel­ings and behav­iors”, Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter explor­ing the lat­est in brain health.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools:

 

Final­ly, if you’re look­ing for some extra men­tal stim­u­la­tion, don’t for­get to check out our Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illu­sions.

Have a great month of March!

The Sharp­Brains Team

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.

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

 

Final­ly, here you are a fun brain teas­er to chal­lenge your frontal lobes.

 

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 »

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