Helga Rodrigues

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Background: The establishment of biomarkers related to cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a method to objectively consolidate treatment efficacy, which is critical to advancing the field. Objectives: We systematically reviewed studies that used biological parameters to assess the efficacy of CBT for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)(More)
BACKGROUND Non-remission rates to pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders are related to higher relapse rates, decreased quality of life and greater functional impairment. Here we sought to investigate the efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) as a next-step strategy in the treatment of patients with anxiety disorders who did not remit after a(More)
Fear of flying is a real problem that affects the world's population. Approximately 25% of adults experience a significant increase in their anxiety levels when required to take any type of air transport and 10% of them avoid the situation. The approach that has proven to be the most effective in the treatment of phobias is in vivo exposure. However, the(More)
INTRODUCTION The future of psychotherapy relies on the dialog with the basic science, being the identification of psychotherapeutifc biomarkers of efficacy a core necessity. Heart rate (HR) is one of the most studied psychophysiological parameters in anxiety disorders. METHODS To investigate the impact of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) on the HR of(More)
The treatment of anxiety is on the edge of a new era of combinations of pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions. A new wave of translational research has focused on the use of pharmacological agents as psychotherapy adjuvants using neurobiological insights into the mechanism of the action of certain psychological treatments such as exposure therapy.(More)
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