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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

Anxiety, Depression Treatment Response May Improve When Dissociation is Targeted

November 17, 2016 Share this content: Reduction of dissociation correlated with decreases in disorder severity and with reductions of depression and anxiety symptoms. Targeting dissociation in treatment-resistant patients with depressive or anxiety disorders may improve the effectiveness of overall treatment response, suggests a new study in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. “Lower treatment

Emerging Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects an estimated 1% of the US population, and approximately 50% of cases are considered severe.1 Individuals with OCD have been reported to have significant functional disability and worse quality of life compared with those without the condition.2,3 First-line treatments — cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that includes