Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
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Modern communication technologies offer novel opportunities for the provision of stepped care for patients with mental disorders. This study investigated the effectiveness of group therapy delivered through an Internet chat following inpatient treatment. The main goal of the program was to reduc...
Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder has long been a neglected discipline. Recent years have shown an upsurge in bipolar research. When compared to major depressive disorder, bipolar research still remains limited and more expert based than evidence based. In bipolar diagnosis the focus i...
Recent studies questioned the current categorical split of mood disorders into bipolar disorders (BP) and depressive disorders (MDD). Medline database search of papers from the last 10 years on the categorical-dimensional classification of mood disorders. Various combinations of the following ke...
Although skills of will (volitional competences), such as self-motivation or emotion regulation, are particularly necessary for patients with psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, it is unknown whether volitional deficits can be reduced and thereby the efficacy of psychotherapy increased. We ...
This article reviews several areas of new and interesting development in the fields of psychosomatics and psychotherapy published in the literature during 2006. These areas are: (1) cardiovascular illness and its interplay with depression; (2) risks and predisposing factors in the areas of menta...
To review published reports of the usage of atypical antipsychotics for behavioural problems of dementia patients. The electronic database Medline was searched from 1999 to 2006 with a combination of search terms including 'behavioural problems' and 'atypical antipsychotics'. Thirteen eligible s...
Some reports suggest that a subset of depressed patients may experience suicidality - that is increase or emergence of suicidal ideation (SI) or behavior--after initiation of an antidepressant. The time course and clinical correlates of this phenomenon have not been characterized in detail. We c...