Tag: dépression


Brief Psychotherapy Reduces Depression Associated with Breast Cancer

A clinical study evaluated the efficacy of the desensitization and reprogramming method by Eye Movement better known by its abbreviation EMDR to reduce the severity of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. A German randomized controlled trial of Beutel and colleagues, published in the Annals of Oncology journal in 2014, evaluates the effectiveness of a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy […]

Reduce depression in patients with lung cancer

  A clinical trial comparing the efficacy of an integrated treatment program for depression in patients with lung cancer compared with usual care. A randomized controlled trial of English Walker and colleagues published in The Lancet in 2014 testing the effectiveness of a program combining an antidepressant treatment and psychosocial support on the severity of depression […]

Prevent relapse of depression through mindfulness

  A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of psychotherapy based on mindfulness to prevent relapses and recurrences of depression. An English randomized controlled trial of Kuyken and colleagues, published in the Lancet in 2015 compares the efficacy after two years of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy over antidepressants on relapse prevention and recurrence in people with […]

Strength-training: an effective antidepressant for seniors

  A clinical trial showed the efficacy of a supervised program of progressive muscle strengthening on depressive symptoms in patients over 60 years with depression or a mood disorder. A US randomized controlled trial published by Singh and colleagues in the Journal of Gerontology in 2001 assessed the efficacy of a supervised program of 5 […]

Treating Depression After Heart Surgery

  This is the first randomized controlled trial evidencing the efficacy of psychotherapy in treating heart surgery patients with chronic depression. An American randomized controlled trial published in 2009 by Freedland and colleagues in the Archives of General Psychiatry assessed the efficacy of two psychotherapy treatments for depression in coronary bypass surgery patients. Cognitive behavior therapy and […]

Exercise: A New Way to Treat Depression

  A meta-analysis assesses the efficacy of exercise in alleviating depressive symptoms. In a meta-analysis published in 2008 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Mead and Colleagues assessed the efficacy of exercise in treating people with diagnosed depression. The analysis included 23 randomized controlled trials. The results evidenced a statistical and clinical improvement of criteria associated with depression. […]

Health education alleviates depression in patients with chronic diseases

A clinical trial has proven the efficacy of nurse-dispensed, primary care physician-supervised health education in the reduction of depression symptoms of patients with poorly controlled diabetes or coronary heart disease. An American randomized controlled trial of Katon and his colleagues published in the New England Journal Medicine in 2010 assessed the benefits of a health education program […]

Treating depression in seniors with walking or weight training

 A clinical trial compared the efficacy of brisk-walking and muscular strengthening in reducing depressive symptoms in people over 60 with arthritis.  A randomized controlled trial published in 2002 by Penninx and colleagues in the Journal of Gerontology compared the benefits of a walking (endurance) program and of a muscular strengthening (resistance) program to reduce depressive […]

Reduce the risk of depression by physiotherapy

  A clinical trial does not prove the effectiveness of a physiotherapy program one year on indicators of depression in elderly over 65 years living in a retirement home people. A randomized controlled trial of Underwood et al published in The Lancet in 2013 tested the benefits of a biweekly physical therapy program on depressive […]

Electronic home monitoring to prevent depression and anxiety for seniors

  One study does not prove effectiveness or cost / effectiveness of an electronic surveillance system for the prevention of depression and anxiety among seniors living in retirement homes specialist. A randomized controlled trial of Bosmans and colleagues published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2013 tested the benefits of an electronic monitoring […]