Publication Title: 
European Spine Journal: Official Publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

PURPOSE: To develop an evidence-based guideline for the management of grades I-III neck pain and associated disorders (NAD). METHODS: This guideline is based on recent systematic reviews of high-quality studies. A multidisciplinary expert panel considered the evidence of effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness, societal and ethical values, and patient experiences (obtained from qualitative research) when formulating recommendations. Target audience includes clinicians; target population is adults with grades I-III NAD <6 months duration.

Côté, Pierre
Wong, Jessica J.
Sutton, Deborah
Shearer, Heather M.
Mior, Silvano
Randhawa, Kristi
Ameis, Arthur
Carroll, Linda J.
Nordin, Margareta
Yu, Hainan
Lindsay, Gail M.
Southerst, Danielle
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Jacobs, Craig
Stupar, Maja
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Gross, Douglas P.
Brison, Robert J.
Paulden, Mike
Ammendolia, Carlo
David Cassidy, J.
Loisel, Patrick
Marshall, Shawn
Bohay, Richard N.
Stapleton, John
Lacerte, Michel
Krahn, Murray
Salhany, Roger
Publication Title: 
The Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In 2008, the Neck Pain Task Force (NPTF) recommended exercise for the management of neck pain and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). However, no evidence was available on the effectiveness of exercise for Grade III neck pain or WAD. Moreover, limited evidence was available to contrast the effectiveness of various types of exercises. PURPOSE: To update the findings of the NPTF on the effectiveness of exercise for the management of neck pain and WAD grades I to III. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Systematic review and best evidence synthesis.

Southerst, Danielle
Nordin, Margareta C.
Côté, Pierre
Shearer, Heather M.
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Yu, Hainan
Wong, Jessica J.
Sutton, Deborah A.
Randhawa, Kristi A.
van der Velde, Gabrielle M.
Mior, Silvano A.
Carroll, Linda J.
Jacobs, Craig L.
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne L.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Yoga Therapy

BACKGROUND: Yoga is a popular adjunct therapy for eating disorders (EDs). A systematic review and synthesis of the yoga literature is needed to guide treatment recommendations and future research. This article provides a review of studies that used yoga for preventing and treating EDs. METHOD: Databases were searched for peer-reviewed articles about yoga practice and ED symptoms and correlates.

Klein, Jessalyn
Cook-Cottone, Catherine
Publication Title: 
Journal of School Psychology

The treatment effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) with youth were synthesized from 76 studies involving 6121 participants. A total of 885 effect sizes were aggregated using meta-regression with robust variance estimation. Overall, MBIs were associated with small treatment effects in studies using pre-post (g=0.305, SE=0.039) and controlled designs (g=0.322, SE=0.040). Treatment effects were measured after a follow-up period in 24 studies (n=1963).

Klingbeil, David A.
Renshaw, Tyler L.
Willenbrink, Jessica B.
Copek, Rebecca A.
Chan, Kai Tai
Haddock, Aaron
Yassine, Jordan
Clifton, Jesse
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sleep Research

Sleep problems are a common occurrence in college students. Insomnia, nightmares and impaired sleep quality lead to several mental health issues, as well as impaired academic performance. Although different sleep programmes exist, a systematic overview comparing their effectiveness is still missing. This systematic review aims to provide an overview of psychological interventions to improve sleep in college students. Seven databases were searched from November to December 2016 (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cinahl, Cochrane Library, PubMed, OpenSigle).

Friedrich, Anja
Schlarb, Angelika A.
Publication Title: 
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

OBJECTIVE: To map and evaluate the evidence across meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of psychotherapies for various outcomes. METHODS: We identified 173 eligible studies, including 247 meta-analyses that synthesized data from 5157 RCTs via a systematic search from inception to December 2016 in the PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We calculated summary effects using random-effects models, and we assessed between-study heterogeneity.

Dragioti, E.
Karathanos, V.
Gerdle, B.
Evangelou, E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Gambling Studies

The problem gambling (PG) intervention literature is characterised by a variety of psychological treatments and approaches, with varying levels of evidence (PGRTC in Guideline for screening, assessment and treatment in problem and pathological gambling. Monash University, Melbourne, 2011). A recent PG systematic review (Maynard et al. in Res Soc Work Pract, 2015. doi: 10.1177/1049731515606977 ) and the success of mindfulness-based interventions to effectively treat disorders commonly comorbid with PG suggested mindfulness-based interventions may be effective for treating PG.

McIntosh, C. C.
Crino, R. D.
O'Neill, K.
Publication Title: 
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry

BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of exercise as a treatment for DSM-IV diagnosed anxiety disorders. METHODS: We searched PubMED and PsycINFO for randomized, controlled trials comparing the anxiolytic effects of aerobic exercise to other treatment conditions for DSM-IV defined anxiety disorders. Seven trials were included in the final analysis, totaling 407 subjects. The control conditions included non-aerobic exercise, waitlist/placebo, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation and meditation.

Bartley, Christine A.
Hay, Madeleine
Bloch, Michael H.
Publication Title: 
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice

A growing body of research suggests that mindfulness- and acceptance-based principles can increase efforts aimed at reducing human suffering and increasing quality of life. A critical step in the development and evaluation of these new approaches to treatment is to determine the acceptability and efficacy of these treatments for clients from nondominant cultural and/or marginalized backgrounds.

Fuchs, Cara
Lee, Jonathan K.
Roemer, Lizabeth
Orsillo, Susan M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Psychology

CONTEXT: The cultivation of mindfulness and acceptance has been theoretically and empirically associated with psychological ancillary well-being and has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of various disorders. Hence, mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments (MABTs) have recently been explored for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD). This review aims to evaluate the benefits of MABTs for SAD. METHODS: Systematic review of studies investigating an MABT for individuals with SAD, using PsycInfo, Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.

Norton, Alice R.
Abbott, Maree J.
Norberg, Melissa M.
Hunt, Caroline


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