Recent research: CBT for a variety of conditions – back pain, PTSD, obsessions, bipolar disorder, schemas & social anxiety
Last updated on 5th June 2010
Here are six recent papers on CBT treatment for a variety of disorders - for fuller details, abstracts and links, see further down this page. Lamb et al explored the value of "Group cognitive behavioural treatment for low-back pain in primary care". That their results were reported in the Lancet, highlights the importance of their findings. The active treatment group received an additional assessment and then six 1.5 hour group therapy sessions (average group size, eight participants). Therapy focused on "guided discovery, identifying and countering negative automatic thoughts, pacing, graded activity, relaxation, and other skills." Outcomes demonstrated that "Over 1 year, the cognitive behavioural intervention had a sustained effect on troublesome subacute and chronic low-back pain at a low cost to the health-care provider."