Neurolief announced today that it received FDA breakthrough device designation for its Relivion DP system for treating major depression.
Relivion is a wearable, non-invasive, multi-channel brain neuromodulation device designed as an adjunctive treatment to pharmaceutical management of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults who haven’t experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medications, according to a news release. [Read more…] about Neuromodulation device Relivion gets FDA clearance to help patients with major depression who don’t benefit from antidepressant medications
Given the limitations of existing evidence-based ADHD treatments, i.e., stimulant medication and behavior therapy — research on novel intervention approaches continues to be important.
Cognitive training is one such approach that has been suggested as a potential adjunct or even replacement for medication treatment. While cognitive training takes different forms, e.g., computerized attention training, working memory training, the basic idea is that by repeatedly practicing cognitive tasks related to attention, one’s ability to focus and attend will improve. In other words, [Read more…] about Initial study finds promise and limitations in using virtual reality (VR) to treat ADHD
With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning question: How can they help clients derive the greatest possible benefit from treatment in the shortest amount of time? [Read more…] about Study shows how practicing gratitude can help train your brain and improve mental health over time
“It is widely accepted that aerobic exercise and meditation training are useful behavioral therapies for remediating clinical symptoms of depression. However, no study to date has assessed the combined effects of the two behavioral interventions. Here, we present data indicating that [Read more…] about Study: Combining aerobic and mental training can significantly improve mental and cognitive health
Veterans 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 more…] about Survey: Growing demand for digital psychotherapies to help veterans deal with substance abuse, depression, problem solving and insomnia
“Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering…So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the journal Psychological Bulletin, that it seems to be getting less effective over time. [Read more…] about Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps treat depression–especially among women–but benefits are declining steadily