Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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July 2015
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May 2018
Narzisstischen Missbrauch überwinden und heilen



by Dr. Thilo Beck

Oct 2019
Mit einer Stimme sprechen: Replik auf «Harm Reduction – keine wirksame Strategie zur Tabakbekämpfung»
Apr 2016
Problematischer Alkoholkonsum: Problematic Alcohol Use
Oct 2015
A Web-Based Self-Help Intervention With and Without Chat Counseling to Reduce Cannabis Use in Problematic Cannabis Users: Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial
Jul 2015
Evaluating the efficacy of a web-based self-help intervention with and without chat counseling in reducing the cocaine use of problematic cocaine users: The study protocol of a pragmatic three-arm randomized controlled trial
Feb 2015
Self-Reported Cravings for Heroin and Cocaine During Maintenance Treatment With Slow-Release Oral Morphine Compared With Methadone A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial
Nov 2014
Mental Symptoms and Drug Use in Maintenance Treatment with Slow-Release Oral Morphine Compared to Methadone: Results of a Randomized Crossover Study
Mar 2014
Opioid maintenance therapy in Switzerland: An overview of the Swiss IMPROVE study
Dec 2013
Maintenance treatment for opioid dependence with slow-release oral morphine: A randomized cross-over, non-inferiority study versus methadone
Nov 2013
Can reduce - the effects of chat-counseling and web-based self-help, web-based self-help alone and a waiting list control program on cannabis use in problematic cannabis users: A randomized controlled trial
Jan 2013
Medical recommendations for substitution-based treatments in opioid dependence 2012: Prepared by the Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine, SSAM
Jan 2012
Patientenzufriedenheit - Leuchtturm oder Irrlicht auf dem Weg zur Qualitätsbeurteilung ambulanter Suchtbehandlungen?
Jan 2011 An Internet-based supported self-help for cocaine consumers diversifies its therapeutic offer
Jan 2009
Psychological symptoms of opioid dependent patients in substitution treatment - Occurrence and degree at entry and 1-year follow-up
Sep 2008
Sensorimotor gating and attentional set-shifting are improved by the μ-opioid receptor agonist morphine in healthy human volunteers
Oct 2007
P.3.d.004 Sensorimotor gating of the acoustic startle response is improved by morphine in healthy human volunteers
Jan 2006
Patterns of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol abuse during long-term methadone maintenance treatment
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Update ADHS - Empirischer Teil
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Psychische Symptombelastung opioidabhängiger Personen in substitutionsgestützter Behandlung bei Eintritt und im 12-Monats-Verlauf


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