New Book Explores Acceptance and Mindfulness Therapy for Psychosis
In his new book titled Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into
the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions, Editor
Brandon Gaudiano, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Butler Hospital and faculty
member in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown
University, provides a comprehensive look at the history and application of mindfulness and acceptance psychotherapies in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia.
Connection Between Childhood Adversity and Psychiatric Disorders Seen at Cellular Level
In a notable new study, Butler Hospital researchers identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. Understanding this biology is necessary to move toward better treatment and prevention options for stress-related psychiatric and medical conditions, and may shed light on the aging process itself.
Most people who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be helped by two established and highly effective treatments that are often used in combination: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication. Even people with severe OCD usually benefit from these approaches.
Some individuals, however, do not get adequate relief using the above treatments despite the best efforts of themselves, their doctors, and their therapists. People in this group may be eligible to participate in new research examining Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for OCD.
Meet Rich, Sheila, Ann, and Nikki, members of Butler Hospital's Patient and Family Advisory Council. They share their individual experience, strength, and hope through these videos in order to help others living with a mental illness and people who have loved ones with a mental illness.