Mindfulness benefits for infants and children: you don’t need to be a Zen monk to help your child

Mindfulness benefits for infants and children: you don’t need to be a Zen monk to help your child

The New York Times posted “Mindfulness for Children” on 10-28-17. This is part of their ongoing Well blog series, which provides excellent summaries of recent research and developments of interest to the general population interested in health issues. This article reviews potential benefits of mindfulness training for children, including helping them learn self-control, soothe themselves when anxious, and can promote positive attitudes.

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Psychology and SUD treatment: BAT helps get better outcomes, sobriety

Psychology and SUD treatment: BAT helps get better outcomes, sobriety

On 10-26-17 the online blog ClinicalEdge, published by Clinical Psychiatry News, posted, “Behavioral Activation Effective for Substance Use.” This brief article reviews a study originally published online by the journal Addiction on 9-30-17. Researchers conducted a randomized clinical trial with 263 adult subjects, with follow-up assessment at three, six, and 12 months post treatment.

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Adult-onset ADHD:  Study questions whether it is actually something else

Adult-onset ADHD: Study questions whether it is actually something else

The online newsletter MedicalNewsToday.com posted “Adult-Onset ADHD May Not Exist, Study Suggests,” on 10-23-17. This article reviews a study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which found that more than 80% of people who have been diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood are actually unlikely to truly have the disorder.

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Medical-CBT collaboration for IBS, home-based program better than regular CBT

Medical-CBT collaboration for IBS, home-based program better than regular CBT

The online blog MDEdge.com, published by Clinical PsychiatryNews, posted “Home-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Aids IBS” on 10-19-17. This article reviews a thorough study with four 936 subjects who participated in a prospective, randomized comparison of a new home-based CBT therapy and to control groups, one of which was an educational IBS program and the other was standard CBT therapy. All groups participated in 10 weeks of intervention.

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Adult ADHD diagnostic challenges: brief summary for the generalist, with link to more info

Adult ADHD diagnostic challenges: brief summary for the generalist, with link to more info

Mental health clinicians who are not ADHD specialists may find it challenging to assess and make treatment recommendations for adult patients with potential ADHD symptoms. “6 Challenges in Assessing ADHD in Adult Patients” provides a concise summary of the issues and a link to a more detailed resource.

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JAMA advice to PCPs about anxiety treatment, opportunity for collaboration

JAMA advice to PCPs about anxiety treatment, opportunity for collaboration

JAMA published “Treating Anxiety 2017: Optimizing Care to Improve Outcomes” on July 18, 2017. This article provided information to primary care physicians about how to manage anxiety in their office settings, and some of the information provided potentially supports coordination of care between PCPs and behavioral clinicians. A portion of the article is available for free online, but accessing the entire article requires either a subscription to JAMA or paying a user fee, and MHConcierge was glad to pay the fee in order to be able to report to loyal readers about the entire article.

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