Psychology & Psychiatry News

New TAU technique significantly reduces ADHD symptoms in one-third of study participants

A new treatment developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) called Computerized Progressive Attention Training (CPAT) significantly improved the symptoms of 33 percent of students suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is in comparison to an improvement in symptoms of only 11 percent of the students who participated in a parallel protocol of “mindfulness… Read More

Innovative technology-driven treatment from TAU is as effective as some psychiatric medications

A new clinical trial conducted at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has demonstrated an effective technology-driven alternative to psychiatric medications for people with social anxiety. The groundbreaking study found that Gaze-Contingent Music Reward Therapy (GC-MART) is as effective in treating social anxiety disorder as drugs from the SSRI family. The study found that the innovative treatment,… Read More

Bacteria in saliva may indicate post-trauma syndrome in veteran soldiers

A scientific breakthrough from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Haifa University may facilitate speedy, objective, and accurate diagnosis of people suffering from PTSD using saliva samples. As part of the study, the researchers characterized the psychological, social, and medical conditions of about 200 participants while collecting saliva samples from them. The findings show a typical… Read More

TAU achieves breakthrough in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Israel’s Shamir Medical Center were able to successfully relieve the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD) in military combat veterans using a new protocol of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In a controlled clinical trial involving Israeli army veterans who suffered from treatment-resistant PTSD, the approach demonstrated significant… Read More