“Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Individuals With Insomnia” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Individuals With Insomnia

This research supports the legitimacy of digital cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment method for individuals with insomnia.

2) A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

Research shows exercise can ease things like panic attacks or mood and sleep disorders, and a recent study in the journal, Lancet Psychiatry, found that popular team sports may have a slight edge over the other forms of physical activity.

The researchers analyzed CDC survey data from 1.2 million adults and found — across age, gender, education status and income — people who exercised reported fewer days of bad mental health than those who didn’t. And those who played team sports reported the fewest.

3) Wait for it: how schizophrenia illuminates the nature of pleasure

Schizophrenia is one of the most widely misunderstood of human maladies. The truth of the illness is far different from popular caricatures of a sufferer muttering incoherently or lashing out violently. People with schizophrenia are, in fact, not more likely to be violent than people without schizophrenia. About one per cent of the worldwide population has schizophrenia, affecting men and women, rich and poor, and people of all races and cultures. It can be treated with medication and psychosocial treatments, though the treatments don’t work well for every person and for every symptom. Most of all, it impacts everything that makes us human: the way one thinks, the way one behaves, and the way one feels – particularly the ability to experience pleasure.

4) Depression in Young Children Is Treatable

A specific parent-child therapy substantially decreases depressive symptoms in very young children and offers hope of diminishing longer-term consequences of childhood depression.

5) Ketamine Dosing for Depression May Not Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

A study confirms the antidepressant effects of intravenous ketamine at the standard 0.5 mg/kg dose and hints that a lower dose might also have some benefit with fewer side effects.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

Best Regards,

Vikram


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