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Trauma-focused CBT effective among orphans, vulnerable children in low-, middle-income countries

July 3, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy that focused on trauma and stress-related symptoms was effective among orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia, according to a randomized clinical trial.

“There are 15.1 million youth orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, with numbers predicted to increase. Orphans and vulnerable children experience multiple traumatic experiences, including abuse and exploitation, premature parental death, HIV infection and stigma, poor health care, poverty, reduced social support, and abbreviated childhood and education,” study researcher Laura K. Murray, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Pediatrics. “Given the association of childhood trauma with skill deficits and unhealthy decision making, as well as with long-term negative health outcomes, early and effective mental health intervention is critical to the care of [orphans and vulnerable children].”

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Virtual training improves job interview outcomes among veterans, patients with mental illness

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Research identifies predictors of mental health illness among blacks, Hispanics; develops screening tool

June 30, 2015
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Trauma-focused CBT effective among orphans, vulnerable children in low-, middle-income countries

July 3, 2015
Cognitive behavioral therapy that focused on trauma and stress-related symptoms was effective among orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka…
Matthew J. Smith, PhD In the Journals

Virtual training improves job interview outcomes among veterans, patients with mental illness

July 2, 2015
Virtual reality job interview training increased the likelihood of receiving a job offer among patients and veterans with severe mental illness…
Hector Myers, PhD In the Journals

Research identifies predictors of mental health illness among blacks, Hispanics; develops screening tool

June 30, 2015
Two recently published studies identified specific environmental factors that predicted depression, anxiety and PTSD among low-income black and…
Jennifer Sumner In the Journals

Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women

June 29, 2015
Data from the Nurses’ Health Study II indicate that female nurses who experienced trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were more likely to develop…
David Finkelhor, PhD In the Journals

More than one-third of US youth experienced physical assault in last year

June 29, 2015
Results from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest that more than one-third of children…
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Physicians recommend elements to look for in suspected child physical abuse evaluations

June 24, 2015
A panel of child abuse pediatricians recently convened to establish guidelines on evaluation of suspected physical abuse among children presenting…
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Cyberbullying linked to depression in adolescents

June 22, 2015
According to analysis of existing research, there is a consistent relationship between cyberbullying and depression; however, the relationship…
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Research finds distinct brain patterns in patients with concussion-related depression, anxiety

June 16, 2015
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Algorithm more accurate than clinical assessment in identifying veterans at risk for suicide

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A suicide-risk algorithm that used data from the Veterans Health Administration health system electronic medical records accurately identified…
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Victims of IPV have higher social engagement, perceived neighborhood issues

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