Results: 44

For: complementary and alternative

Music therapy for depression: I want more…reliable research

The key difference between music therapy and music medicine is the presence of a trained music therapist. Both are becoming more accepted as treatments for mental health problems.

Jessica Bone summarises a recent meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the effects of music therapy and music medicine on depressive symptoms.

[read the full story...]

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for unipolar and bipolar depression

Brain,Stimulation,,Conceptual,Image.,Brain,And,Electrodes.

Delia Ciobotaru reviews a recent randomised controlled trial on the neurocognitive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in depression.

[read the full story...]

Can psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy relieve existential crises in cancer patients?

sharon-mccutcheon-iNlgy1WkfJA-unsplash

Pascal Immanuel Michael reviews a randomised controlled trial examining long-term outcomes of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for existential distress in patients with cancer.

[read the full story...]

Music therapy for autistic children: playing better than listening?

Young,Artist,Proudly,Plays,The,Trumpet.,Boy,Improvises,On,The

Hilary Shepherd summarises a recent randomised controlled trial comparing music therapy to music listening for children with autism spectrum disorder.

[read the full story...]

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: what are the effects on brain activity?

bret-kavanaugh-_af0_qAh4K4-unsplash

Anya Borissova summarises the therapeutic mechanisms of psilocybin in treatment-resistant depression and changes noticed in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex during emotional processing.

[read the full story...]

Mood changes during art workshops: what can they teach us?

mr-tt-xb0wLfZH9Zo-unsplash

Lorna Collins reviews a novel study which uses an experience sampling method to track momentary wellbeing over the course of an arts on prescription scheme, to predict changes in global wellbeing for people with anxiety and depression.

[read the full story...]

Probiotics and prebiotics for youth anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

shutterstock_631558292

Kathrin Cohen Kadosh appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on better gut microbiome and how increasing levels of probiotics and prebiotics may help prevent and treat anxiety in young people.

[read the full story...]

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD: moving towards post-traumatic growth?

erol-ahmed-aIYFR0vbADk-unsplash

Aster Daniel summarises a recent study exploring post-traumatic growth after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

[read the full story...]

Ayahuasca-induced increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) associated with reduced depression

28603239812_e87b743a04_k

Pascal Immanuel Michael summarises a recent RCT, which looks at how a single dose of the psychedelic Ayahuasca may help people with severe depression who have not benefited from more traditional treatment.

[read the full story...]

Dog therapy for dementia: can fluffy friends help with thinking and memory problems?

james-barker-v3-zcCWMjgM-unsplash

Clare Dolan and Sarah Gregory summarise a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of dog therapy for people living with dementia, which suggests that animal assisted therapy may be a useful complementary treatment to help with the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

[read the full story...]