By Alice G. Walton

January 25, 2017


In the ongoing search to find effective treatments for mental health

disorders, recent years have brought some interesting findings. One of the

latest is from a new study in Translational Psychiatry, which suggests that

people who have cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) have measurable changes in

the way certain regions of the brain are connected. Given what we already

know, this isn't so surprising in and of itself, but the results are

noteworthy because the participants had more serious mental health issues

than are usually the subject of CBT studies. This is the latest in a growing

body of evidence suggesting that talk therapy not only has significant and

lasting effects on mental health, but that these changes can actually be

measured in the brain.