Psychotherapies for depression in children and young people

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Shirley Reynolds considers the findings of a recent network meta-analysis, which investigates the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for depression in children and adolescents.

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Crisis of faith? Instead of CBT, we should be worrying about meta-analyses

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Ioana Cristea appraises a recent meta-analysis, which examines whether the treatment effects of CBT have decreased over time. She finds a study with such significant limitations, that her blog ends up questioning the objectivity and reliability of meta-analyses.

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Is exposure necessary to treat PTSD?

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Rachel Brand appraises an RCT of interpersonal psychotherapy for PTSD, which asks if exposure to trauma related memories or cues is necessary for the patient to be treated effectively.

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Treatments for delusional disorder

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Andrew Shepherd summarises a Cochrane systematic review of treatments for delusional disorder, which finds only 1 small RCT looking at treating the condition with medication or psychotherapy compared to placebo.

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Can psychotherapy reduce the risk of relapse or recurrence of depression?

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Sarah McDonald appraises a new systematic review that asks if psychological interventions can prevent relapse in adults who have recovered from depression.

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CBT for school refusal

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Lucy Willetts publishes her debut blog on a Campbell systematic review, which focuses on psychosocial interventions for school refusal with primary and secondary school students.

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Psychotherapy can reduce the risk of relapse or recurrence of depression

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Raluca Lucacel summarises a meta-analysis of psychological interventions in preventing recurrence of depression, which includes trials on cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

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Beyond diagnosis: Trans-diagnostic CBT for people with learning disabilities

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Trans-diagnostic treatment refers to an approach whereby the same underlying treatment principles are applied across diagnoses.

Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot trial of trans-diagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy for a small group of people with mild learning disabilities who were in-patients in receipt of treatment for emotional difficulties.

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CBT for treating and preventing perinatal depression

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Sarah McDonald appraises a systematic review of CBT for treating and preventing perinatal depression. The meta-analysis finds that, when compared to control conditions, CBT resulted in significant reductions in depressive symptoms in both treatment and prevention studies.

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