While the study can’t confirm causality, it does contradict the notion that antidepressants reduce suicide at the population level.
Experts advocate limiting antidepressant use to only the most severe cases of depression, emphasizing the need for social and psychological interventions.
For those with severe depression, inpatient CBT was effective but the adding antidepressants did not improve treatment outcomes.
Combining drugs and therapy also did not lead to better depression outcomes than therapy alone.
As a therapist, I feel that CBT is offered best on a voluntary basis. The therapist must move away from CBT-like interventions when it is not helpful.
Contrasting the folk psychology brands of CBT and McMindfulness with empowering frameworks such as Open Dialogue and the Power Threat Meaning Framework.
Sami Timimi explores the common factors that influence therapy’s success, the evidence base for psychotherapy, and the over-promotion of CBT.
Counseling clients in the UK who found CBT unhelpful were interviewed about their experiences.
Yale study finds that training parents how to react to child behaviors is as effective at reducing anxiety as providing therapy to the child.
CBT forwards a hyper-rational perspective of human suffering that complements a managerialist culture of efficiency and institutionalization in the Western world.
New research identifies poor long-term outcomes for both CBT and medications for treating anxiety disorders in childhood.
Dr. Johnathan Shedler recently published a paper critiquing how the term “evidence-based” is being used in the field of psychotherapy.
Research examines the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on experiences of chronic pain among low-income patients.
A new study suggests that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may halve the likelihood of re-attempting suicide, for those who have attempted in the past.
Treating insomnia using online cognitive-behavioral therapy appears to improve a variety of mental health concerns.
In this interview for Aeon, Nigel Warburton and Jules Evans explore the potential therapeutic value and shortcomings of using ancient philosophy to overcome emotional suffering. "Personally, I’m not...
A new study conducted by Jeffrey Vittengl at Truman University has found that taking antidepressant medications resulted in more severe depression symptoms after nine years.
A review of CBT research findings raises questions about its status as the “evidence-based” psychotherapy of choice.
From Forbes: According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cognitive behavioral therapy should no longer be the routine first choice...
From Live Science: A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry found that participants who completed an online cognitive behavioral therapy program specifically for insomnia experienced...
From Quartz: Therapists may play a less significant role in mental health treatment than previously thought. A recent study found no significant difference in treatment outcomes...
“These interventions also have the potential to increase rumination and negative affect, and potentially self-harm repetition, by serving as unhelpful reminders of negative experiences in the lead-up to the index self-harm event or during hospital treatment.”
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