Chemobrain - Psychotherapy (CBT) May Improve Cognitive Dysfunction After Chemo

Chemobrain - Psychotherapy (CBT) May Improve Cognitive Dysfunction After Chemo

'Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) might help cancer survivors manage the long-term cognitive dysfunction some experience after chemotherapy, according to research published online May 2 in Cancer.

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The researchers found that the CBT participants had gains in self-reported cognitive impairments and neuropsychological processing speed compared to those who received supportive therapy. They also reported much less anxiety about cognitive problems two months after their psychotherapy ended.'

Overview:

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Reference:

Ferguson RJ, Sigmon ST, Pritchard AJ, et al. A randomized trial of videoconference-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for survivors of breast cancer with self-reported cognitive dysfunction. Cancer. 2016; doi:10.1002/cncer.29891.

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Most of the research into 'Chemobrain' has been done with breast cancer patients.

Neil

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