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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

This article originally appeared on Clinical Pain Advisor. SAN ANTONIO — Still a recent form of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) combines dialectics and mindfulness meditation for therapeutic purposes.1 The goal with this method is to help patients “gain insight and skills to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.” A

Sport Psychiatry: An Emerging Specialty

December 06, 2016 Share this content: The development of the psyche of an athlete typically begins in childhood and evolves through the life cycle. Sport psychiatry “focuses on diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness in athletes, in addition to utilization of psychological approaches to enhance performance.”1 “Sport psychiatry, as a formal discipline, is relatively

Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research

This post was adapted from a post originally published on this site. It's the deadliest mental illness. What's being done about it? In anorexia nervosa, early intervention is essential and offers the best chance of successful recovery. Anorexia nervosa affects approximately 1% of women in the US, and the incidence has increased every decade

Why insurance companies should cover mental health treatment

This post was adapted from a post originally published on this site. If you see someone struggling with alcoholism or eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, would you say that person has mental health issues? Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare Sdn Bhd (RSDH) chief executive officer Bronte Kumm posed this intriguing question and explained