Video based therapy can help parents of very sick kids to cope better with stress
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Video conferencing based therapy can help reduce posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of very ill kids, following an acute or unexpected illness or diagnosis, according to Australian research. The researchers offered parents video based sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which includes mindfulness and acceptance skills. They found that parents who took part in the therapy demonstrated significantly greater improvements in posttraumatic stress symptoms compared with a group of parents on the waiting list.
Journal/conference: JAMA Network Open
Link to research (DOI): 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.8507
Organisation/s: Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), La Trobe University, The University of Queensland
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