Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cure treatment-resistant depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cure treatment-resistant depression

Treatment-resistant depression has been posing a big challenge to psychiatrists. However, there is some hope for such patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) along with antidepressants may bring long-term benefits to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, a recent study has found. Read more

Chronic stress may trigger dementia: Study

Chronic stress may trigger dementia: Study

Stress and anxiety are undoubtedly part and parcel of the modern fast-paced life. However, being stressed and anxious is normal until it remains a temporary problem. For example, feeling stressed before a job interview or an exam is an expected condition of the mind. But when it flares up to acute emotional outbursts at regular intervals, it may interfere with the person’s routine life and can be harmful. A recent study by Rotman Research Institute – a division of Baycrest Health Sciences – has revealed that chronic stress and anxiety may increase the risk of depression and even dementia. Read more

Exposure therapy may help treat OCD patients

Exposure therapy may help treat OCD patients

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition which is often overlooked as an extension of exaggerations in a person’s behavior. However, obsessive thoughts and compulsive activities can actually interfere with a person’s day-to-day life. Read more

Prisoners and mental health: Incarceration may complicate the problem

Prisoners and mental health: Incarceration may complicate the problem

The United States is home to just 5 percent of the world population, but it leads the world in incarceration with an estimated 25 percent of the world’s prisoners being in the country, according to a 2014 National Research Council (NRC) report by the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more