Imogen Bell summarises a recent review of virtual reality experiences as tools to support mental health therapy, which finds some freely available applications that may show promise for mental health.[read the full story...]
Parental involvement in CBT for anxiety disorders: a help or a hindrance?
Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Dental anxiety: Non-pharmacological treatment may be beneficial
This review of non-pharmacological intervention to reduce mental distress, pain, and analgesic use in adults undergoing dental treatment included 29 RCTs. The findings suggest positive benefits for the interventions examined with no significant differences between the various interventions.[read the full story...]
CBT plus taper may help reduce short-term benzodiazepine use
John Baker summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review of psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence.[read the full story...]
Drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness
Meg Fluharty summarises a recently updated Cochrane systematic review about interventions for drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness.[read the full story...]
Is exposure necessary to treat PTSD?
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.[read the full story...]