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 Interpersonal Psychotherapy as a Treatment Model for Depressed Adolescents with Chronic Medical Problems

Many adolescents with chronic medical disorders experience psychological distress and mental health problems, including depression. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited individual psychotherapy which was originally developed for the treatment of depression in adults. It explores the patient’s interpersonal problem areas such as grief, interpersonal disputes, role transitions and interpersonal deficits, which then become the focus .... See Full Article

Kundalini Yoga Meditation Techniques for Psycho-oncology and as Potential Therapies for Cancer

The ancient system of Kundalini Yoga (KY) includes a vast array of meditation techniques. Some were discovered to be specific for treating psychiatric disorders and others are supposedly beneficial for treating cancers. To date, 2 clinical trials have been conducted for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The first was an open uncontrolled trial and the second a single-blinded randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing a KY protocol against the Relaxation Response and Mindfulness Meditation.... See Full Article

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Psycho-Oncology in Japan

In North America and Europe, psycho-oncology is now recognized as a new subspecialty of oncology concerned with the psychological, sociological, behavioral and ethical aspects of cancer. In those countries, the medical and social environment for cancer patients changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s....More

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