At THIRA Health, we provide our patients with all information and resources they need to help girls and young women lead the life they want and deserve. This week, we present to you a round up of resources about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), its potential and effectiveness.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Effective in Reducing Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm in Adolescents
THIRA Health’s Dr. Korslund is a renowned researcher in psychiatry, mental health and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in particular. In fact, she helped create and write this research by a group of scientists at the University of Washington, University of Southern California and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This research examines the efficacy of DBT for suicidal behaviors in US adolescents. The study is particularly important as its results show empirical support for DBT reducing suicidal behavior. Read more on Psychiatry Advisor.
How To Get The Teens In Your Life To Care About Mindfulness
The practice of mindfulness is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy emotional balance and state in our everyday life. It encompasses attending and paying attention to everything we are doing at the moment – and enjoying it to its fullest. Mindfulness is a skill that’s important to develop from an early age – it equips us with the skills to deal with emotional challenges like anxiety and stress. But how can parents teach their teens about it without making it sound like a chore? Mind Body Green Mindfulness shares some techniques.
Apps May Promote Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Conditions
In today’s digital world, we became used to asking a question dreaded by most doctors: “Is there an app for that?” While there are great apps and digital software we can use as tools to practice good habits, clinicians do not recommend using them for evaluation purposes, like searching for mental health conditions and treatments. According to this article by MedScape, apps may actually exaggerate symptoms and in some cases, over-promote diagnosis of mental disorders. For more information on this study and how to protect yourself from misleading digital diagnosis, head over to MedScape.
The past and present of mental health care
This informational overview of the mental health care today by MedicalXpress discusses all research, news and sentiment around the state of mental health in the United States. Learn more about the changing views and the latest findings as told by Erika Dyck, a U of S history professor and medical historian.