Tag Archive: cognitive therapy

Feb 25

CBT for Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts

CBT for Insomnia

CBT for insomnia (CBTi) is clearly preferable to taking sleeping medications for most people. Studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy is associated with greater improvements in sleep quality than sleeping medications, and that those improvements are more durable, and, particularly in the elderly, sleeping medications are associated with significant adverse effects, including an increase in mortality. But …

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Jul 15

Cognitive Therapy versus Medications for Depression

There is often a debate about the effectiveness of cognitive therapy versus medication for depression. Below are the findings from some studies that help us the role of cognitive therapy and medications in the treatment of depression. 1. Robert J. Derubeis in the Archives of General Psychiatry did a study with random assignment of 240 patients to 16 weeks of …

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