Treatment of Psychological Disorders

Add your study using the following format underneath the appropriate heading.

First Name, last initial, ( Period #) Name or Researcher, Name of study. (This should be a hyperlink)

Write a brief description of the study below the name.

For example;

John S. (1) / Klinesmith - guns, testosterone and aggression

This is a study that demonstrates that when men handle guns they have an increase in testosterone and behave more aggressively


Overeating and Obesity

Janice,W. (3) / Moria Golan- Parents as the exclusive agents of change in the treatment of childhood obesity
This is a study that examines the efficacy of a family-based approach for the treatment of childhood obesity

Stephanie Z. (3)/ Golay et. al. - Effect of Orlistat in Obese Patients with Binge Eating Disorder
This study describes how the use of Orlistat,a weight loss drug, is an effective way to treat Binge Eating Disorders.

Neil D. (3) / Garrow and Gardiner - Maintenance of Weight loss in Obese Patients After Jaw Wiring
This study examines the effectiveness of a nylon cord wrapped around the waist of an obese individual in maintaining weight loss after said individual is subjected to jaw wiring, a treatment used to control overeating.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Mark B. (1) / Budney - Clinical Trial of Abstinence-Based Vouchers and Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Cannabis Dependence
This is a study that examines the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy and abstinence-based vouchers on cannabis dependence.

Esther R. (per. 3)/ Budney - Clinical Trial of Abstinence-Based Vouchers and Cognitive-Behaviorial Therapy for Cannabis Dependence
This is a study on the therapy for cannabis dependence and abstinence-based vouchers.

Darlene T. (3) Hansen- Drug Treatment, Health, and Social Service Utilization by Substance Abusing Women from a Community-Based Sample
This is a study on the treatment of females in Puerto Rico that is suffering from drug and substance abuse.

Connor M. (2) Megan E. Piper- Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of 5 Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapies
This is a study that demonstrates various treatment methods for smoking and which is most effective.

Generalized anxiety disorder

Brett H. (3) Smits -The Efficacy of Videotape Feedback for Enhancing the Effects of Exposure-Based Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Controlled Investigation
This study examines the effect of using video feedback in the treatment of social anxiety disororder.

Carolyn Z. (1)/ Rajagopal-The Effectiveness of a Spirtually-Based Intervention to Alleviate Subsydromal Anxiety and Minor Depression Among Older Adults
This is a study that supports spiritual treatments, such as praying, to decrease anxiety and depression in older adults.

Alison R. (1)/Schapira- Study on the Effects of Tablet Colour in the Treatment of Anxiety States
This study examines whether or not the color of a drug given to anxiety patients will improve their anxiety symptoms.

Ashley, I, (2) T. D. Borkovec, Efficacy of Applied Relaxation and Cognitive—Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment
of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This is a study that concentrates on how cognitive and relaxation therapies have been used in the treatment of General Anxiety Disorder

Helen,P, (2nd) Allgulander et. al. - Efficacy of Sertraline in a 12-week trial for generalized anxiety disorder.
This study examines the efficacy of using Setraline as a pharmaceutical treatment for generalized anxiety disorder.
Alyssa,S,(2) Guest-Cost-Effectiveness of Venlafaxine XL Compared with Diazepam in the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder
This study compares the effectiveness of Venlafaxine XL and Diazepam in treating anxiety disorders, and the probabilities of remission using each drug.

Griffin R. (2) Rollman et, al.
A Randomized Trial to Improve the Quality of Treatment for Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care
This study compares to methods of treatment, the existing treatment methods versus a new, telephone based treatment and determined the telephone based treatment to be more beneficial.

Phobias

Grant F. (1)/Schuemie-Treatment of Acrophobia in Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study
This is a study that demonstrates that virtual reality treatment is effective in helping with acrophobia, or a fear of heights, even with minimal details.

Tristyn G (2) Granado - A Spiderless Arachnophobia Therapy
This is a study that examines a new method for treating arachnophobia. This treatment has been specialized to assist subjects who are so severely affect by arachnophobia that they are reluctant to undergo direct or even virtual exposure (to spiders) for treatment.

Cambria D. (1)/Watson-A Prolonged Exposure: Rapid Treatment for Phobias
This study suggests that the most effective way to help patients suffering with phobias is to continuously expose them to phobic situations for long periods of time.

David S. (Per. 1) / J. P. Watson, R. Gained, I. M. Marks - Prolonged Exposure: A Rapid Treatment For Phobias
This is a study which demonstrates that physical prolonged exposure to a certain phobia is a much more rapid and effective treatment of that phobia as opposed to imaginary/mental prolonged exposure (thinking of getting over the phobia through imagination).

Emma R. (3) / Granado- A Spiderless Arachnophobia Therapy: Comparison between Placebo and Treatment Groups and Six-Month Follow-Up (go straight to page 168)
This is a study that uses a new arachnophobia therapy that is specialized for individuals with severe arachnophobia who are reluctant to undergo direct or even virtual exposure treatments. It compares the severity of the arachnophobia of the treatment group to a placebo group after undergoing treatment and includes a six month follow up.

Jason H. (3) / Rentz-Active-imaginal exposure: examination of a new behavioral treatment for cynophobia
This study dicusses the effects of new behavioral treatment for cynophobia, which is the fear of dogs, and how it can aid individuals in overcoming their specific fear.


Ciene G. (3)/ Boulougouris- Implosion (Flooding)- a New Treatment for Phobias
This study demontrates a new technique of treating phobias.

William F. (3)/ Soravia- Glucocorticoids Reduce Phobic Fear in Humans
This study investigates the impact of glucocorticois on phobia treatment.

Wright T. (1)/ George-
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This study investigates strength based counseling for children with social phobias.

Casey M. (3) / Soravia - Glucocorticoids Reduce Phobic Fear in Humans
This is a study that experiments with different phobias and levels of glucocortioids to reduce phobias.

Luisa, V, (2) / J.P Watson - Prolonged Exposure: A Rapid Treatment For Phobias
This is a study that shows how continuos exposure to the inducer of a phobia is able to desenticize patients.

PTSD


Brittany N. (3)/ Seidler- Comparing the efficacy of EMDR and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of PTSD: a meta-analytic study
This study demonstrates the equal efficacy of both EMDR and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of PTSD.

Aaron H. (Period 1) / L. Mevissen,R.Lievegoed, and A. de Jongh - EMDR Trestment in People with Mild ID and PTSD: 4 cases
This is a study that demonstrated that people with Intellectual Disorders (ID) are more likely of developing PTSD in their lives. EMDR treatment on patients with ID and PTSD showed that there was an improvement in their lives.

Gavin R. (2) Michael C Mithoefer / The safety and efficacy of MDMA psychotherapy in subjects with chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder: the first randomized controlled pilot study
This is a study which experiments with the utilization of MDMA (Ecstasy) psychotherapy treatment in order to treat chronic treatment resistant PTSD.

Caroline D. (Period 2) / Beck - Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD Symptoms After a Road Accident: An Uncontrolled Case Series
This is a study that examines whether VRET can be used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder as an effect of a serious motor vehicle accident.

OCD


Nicoll C. (2) / Abramowitz - Effectiveness of Psychological and Pharmocological Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Quantitative Review
This study examines both cognitive and exposure interventions aimed at substantially reducing OCD symptoms.

Anjalee H. (3)/ Franklin et al. - Effectiveness of Exposure and Ritual Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Randomized Compared With Nonrandomized Samples
This study demonstrates the benefits of exposure and ritual prevention for sufferers of OCD.

Maheen I. (3)/ Lovell et al.- Telephone administered cognitive behaviour therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial
This study compares the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy delivered by telephone with the same therapy given face to face in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Depression


Chandler P. (1)/ Ramel - The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Cognitive Processes and Affect in Patients With Past Depression
This study demonstrates that a midfulness-based stress reduction course reduces rumination and negative affect in participants with past mood disorders.

Jessica C. (2)/ Allen- The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women
This study illustrates that the use of acupuncture is an effecitve way to reduce the effects of depression in women.
Jervis B. (1)/ Townsend et.al.- The efficacy of problem-solving treatments after deliberate self-harm: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with respect to depression, hopelessness and improvement in problems
This study suggests that problem-solving therapy can be effective in treating depression and other depression-related behaviours compared to the control.

Kimberly H. (1) / Allen - The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women
This is a study that demonstrates that accupuncture is beneficial in reducing the symptoms of depression in women.

Dixie S. (2)/Angela Neumeyer-Gromen, MD, MPH - Disease Management Programs for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
This study examines the efficacy of Disease Management Programs compared to usual primary care on obesity.

Michelle C. (1)/ Phillip - Hypericum extract versus imipramine or placebo in patients with moderate depression: randomized multicentre study of treatment for eight weeks
This study suggests that hypericum extract is more effective in treating depression than imipramine or placebo.

Veronica R. (1)/ Allen- The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women
This study suggests that acupunture in the treatment of depression in women can significantly reduce depression.

Jensen Mendez-Wu (2) / Systematic Review of Efficacy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies in Childhood and Adolescent Depressive Disorder
This study investigates the use of cognitive behavior therapies in the treatment of childhood and adolescent depressive disorder.

Vineet P. (3)/ Hazell et. al.-The Efficacy Of Tricyclic Drugs In Treating Child And Adolescent Depression: A Meta-Analysis
This is a study that examines whether tricyclic antidepressants are superior to placebo in the treatment of child and adolescent depression.

Shane Q. (3)/ Aleria et. al-Managed Care and Systems Cost-Effectiveness: Treatment for Depression
This study is designed to assess the change in system cost-effectiveness of depression treatment after the introduction of managed care.

Zuzanna J. (3) / Charbonneau et al. - Monitoring Depression Care: In Search of an Accurate Quality Indicator
This study examines the relation between antidepressant dosage and duration, and subsequent psychiatric hospitalization.

Nasib M. (1)/ Arean et al. -Improving Depression Care for Older, Minority Patients in Primary Care
The study examines different methods of treating depression in older, minority patients.

Michael M (3) / Neumeyer-Gromen et al. - Disease Management Programs for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
This study evaluates the effectiveness of DMP (disease management programs) in the treatment of depression in comparison to usual primary care.

Isabella W. (1) Rajagopal et al. - The Effectiveness of a Spiritually-Based Intervention to Alleviate Subsyndromal Anxiety and Minor Depression among Older Adults This study demonstrates that group and individual spirituality, using a prayer wheel, is affective in treating minor depression and anxiety.

Kraig W. (3)/ Stacy Hart et al.- Treatment for depression and its relationship to improvement in quality of life and psychological well-being in multiple sclerosis patients This study examines how treating depression has both a negative and positive effect on one's quality of life with a relapsing form of sclerosis

Jenny G. (1)/ Mynors-Wallis et al.- Randomised Controlled Trial of Problem Solving Treatment, Antidepressant Medication, and Combined Treatment for Major Depression in Primary Care
This study examines the effectiveness of different treatments of depression and whether practitioners have greater influence on treatment than nurses.

Bipolar


Hannah C. (2)/ Luke Clark - Sustained Attention-Deficit Confirmed in Euthymic
This study aims to investigate sustained attention in first- degree euthymic relatives of bipolar patients and in patients that have been remitted with the disorder.

Aaron Z. (1) / Sachs - Effectiveness of Adjunctive Antidepressant Treatment for Bipolar Depression
This study was designed to determine if adjunctive andtidepressant can reduce bipolar depression symptoms without increasing the risk of mania.

Eli R. (2) / Calabrese - A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Lamotrigine Monotherapy in Outpatients With Bipolar I Depression
This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of Lamotrigine against a placebo against bipolar depression.

Kellie, K, (3)/Perry Randomised controlled trial of efficacy of teaching patients with bipolar disorder to identify early symptoms of relapse and obtain treatment
This is a study that examines the effects of treatment of bipolar disorder on relapse and social functioning.

Toni F. (1) / Chales Bowden -
A Randomized, Double blind, Placebo controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Quetiapine or Lithium as Monotherapy for Mania in Bipolar Disorder
This study was designed to test the efficacy and the tolerabilty of the drug quetiapine as a treatment for mania associated with bipolar disorder.

Andrea P (2)/ Perry- Radomised Controlled Trial of Efficacy of Teaching Patients with Bipolar Disorder tp Identify Early Symptons of Relapse and Obtain Treatment
This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of teaching patients with bipolar disorder to identify early symptons of relapse and seek treatment.

Matthew O. (2) Colom - Psychoeducation Efficacy in Bipolar Disorders: Beyond Compliance Enhancement
This longitudinal study investigates the effectiveness of compliance with Psychoeducation treatment in the prevention of relapses in bipolar disorder.

Anorexia


Sofia N. (3)/ Bergh- Randomized controlled trial of a treatment for anorexia and bulimia nervosa
Study provides new method for treament on anorexia and bulimia based on computerized support in learning to eat and recognize satiety.

Williams J. (1)/ Daily- Treatment and Outcome of Anorexia Nervosa
This study examines the use of chlorpromazine combined with insulin as a form of treatment to cause weight gain and eventually disable their symptoms of anorexia.

Divya R., (1)/ Angela D. Schaffner, Ph.D. & Linda Paulk Buchanan Ph.D- Evidence-Based Practices in Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
The is a study that demonstrates that an outpatient treatment program is effective in significantly reducing eating disorder, anxiety, and depressive symptoms among a group of 196 patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified.

Bulimia

Anahita M. (1)/Lacey- Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, And Psychogenic Vomiting: A Controlled Treatment Study And Long Term Outcome
This study discusses the effect of group and individual therapy on bulimia treatment.

Emily M. (1) / Freeman - Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa
This study demonstrates how bulimia nervosa can be treated by psychological means such as psychotherapy in either a group or individually

Chevaughn H. (3) / Sysko - A Critical Evaluation of the Efficacy of Self-Help Interventions for the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder
This study evalutes how effective cognitive behavioral theraphy is for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder patients.

Hannah B. (3) / Treasure et. al.- First step in managing bulimia nervosa: controlled trial of therapeutic manual
This study compares the treatment methods of self- implemented manual treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Jamie S. (3) / Walsh Medication and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa
This adresses how efficient a psychodynamically oriented supportive analysis in bulimia is compared to a cognitive-bahvioral therapy, and if both medication and pychological treatment were better than just medication alone.

Kristen B. (3) / Romano- A Placebo-Controlled Study of Fluoxetine in continued treatment of bulimia nervosa after succesful acute fluoxetine treatment
This study evaluates the efficacy of fluoxetine versus a placebo in the prevention of a bulimia nervosa relapse.

Ericka L. (1)/ Treasure et. al.- First step in managing bulimia nervosa: controlled trial therapeutic manual
This study specifically addresses treatment through self-approach as well as cognitive behavioral treatment. Both of these approaches are compared in the study.

Divya R., (1)/ Angela D. Schaffner, Ph.D. & Linda Paulk Buchanan Ph.D- Evidence-Based Practices in Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
The is a study that demonstrates that an outpatient treatment program is effective in significantly reducing eating disorder, anxiety, and depressive symptoms among a group of 196 patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified.

Michaela G. (1)/ Treasure First Step in Managing Bulimia Nervosea Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Manual
This study test the short term efficiency of the self directed Therapeutic Manual as form of treatment for Bulimia Nervosa

Mutasim Z. (1) / Bergh - Randomized controlled trial of a treatment for anorexia and bulimia nervosa
This study examines various treatments for anorexia and bulimia, such as physical activity and feeding schedules.

Tiffany H. (2)/ Agras - A Multicenter Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa
This study examines the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) in treating patients with bulimia

Adrina B. (2)/Lacey- Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, And Psychogenic Vomiting: A Controlled Treatment Study And Long Term Outcome
This study examines the treatment of bulimia nervosa in a controlled trial and a long term follw up.