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Clinical psychology and psychotherapy

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, deep brain stimulation, psychological testing, assessment and treatment of mental illness, and health psychology to name but a few. We welcome various types of treatment approaches on wide areas of practical, theoretical, or methodological interest to the field of clinical psychology. We also welcome epidemiology studies.

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  1. Postnatal depression (PND) is an important health problem of global relevance for maternal health and impacts on the health and wellbeing of the child over the life-course. Although recent multinational data i...

    Authors: Nasir Warfa, Melissa Harper, Giampaolo Nicolais and Kamaldeep Bhui

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:56

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  2. Procrastination is a prevalent self-regulatory failure associated with stress and anxiety, decreased well-being, and poorer performance in school as well as work. One-fifth of the adult population and half of ...

    Authors: Alexander Rozental, Erik Forsell, Andreas Svensson, David Forsström, Gerhard Andersson and Per Carlbring

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:54

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  3. The influences on the psychological well-being of heart failure (HF) patients have received limited attention. Illness perceptions are a specific set of cognitive representations that have been shown to predic...

    Authors: Karen Morgan, Amanda Villiers-Tuthill, Maja Barker and Hannah McGee

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:50

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  4. According to a narrative review of 13 meta-analyses (published up to 2010), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has a moderate, short-term antidepressant effect in the treatment of major depres...

    Authors: Karina Karolina Kedzior and Sarah Kim Reitz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:39

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  5. Repeated exposure to thin beauty ideals is part of the daily routine. Exposure to thin ideals via mass media plays an important role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), low self-estee...

    Authors: Simone Munsch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:37

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. The Common Mental Disorders Questionnaire (CMDQ) is used to assess patients’ mental health. It has previously been shown to provide a sensitive and specific instrument for general practitioner setting but has ...

    Authors: Randi Bilberg, Birgitte Nørgaard, Kirsten Kaya Roessler and Søren Overgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:32

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Despite a diverse literature, the association between stress and various cardiovascular conditions remains controversial. Moreover, a direct association between stressful life events (SLEs) and heart rate (HR)...

    Authors: Ju-Mi Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim, Jee In Kang and Il Suh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:29

    Content type: Research article

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  8. For over 50 years, methadone has been prescribed to opioid-dependent individuals as a pharmacological approach for alleviating the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. However, individuals prescribed methadone somet...

    Authors: Lois A Jackson, Jane A Buxton, Julie Dingwell, Margaret Dykeman, Jacqueline Gahagan, Karen Gallant, Jeff Karabanow, Susan Kirkland, Dolores LeVangie, Ingrid Sketris, Michael Gossop and Carolyn Davison

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:26

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The purpose of this study was to develop valid and reliable instruments to assess priority psychosocial problems and functioning among adult survivors of systematic violence from Burma living in Thailand.

    Authors: Emily E Haroz, Judith K Bass, Catherine Lee, Laura K Murray, Courtland Robinson and Paul Bolton

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:31

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In 2011/12 about 6% of pupils in England who were in the last two years of compulsory education (Years 10 and 11) experienced one or more fixed period school exclusionsa for disciplinary reasons and there are rou...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Alex Sutherland, Liv Pilbeam, Sarah Scott, Sara Valdebenito, Rosanna Carr and Manuel Eisner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Sleep restriction is a prevalent issue for adolescents and has been associated with negative cognitive, emotional, and physical health (e.g., poor attention, depressed mood, obesity). Existing sleep promotion ...

    Authors: Jamie Cassoff, Florida Rushani, Reut Gruber and Bärbel Knäuper

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:6

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  12. Previous studies have demonstrated the utility and sensitivity of the CogState Brief Battery (CBB) in detecting cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and in asses...

    Authors: Paul Maruff, Yen Ying Lim, David Darby, Kathryn A Ellis, Robert H Pietrzak, Peter J Snyder, Ashley I Bush, Cassandra Szoeke, Adrian Schembri, David Ames and Colin L Masters

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:30

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Perceived stress, immature defense style, depression and anxiety and negative life events all are known to be associated with eating disorders. The present study aimed to investigate the relationships between ...

    Authors: Phillipa Hay and Sarah Elizabeth Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:27

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  14. Listen Protect Connect (LPC), a school-based program of Psychological First Aid delivered by non-mental health professionals, is intended to support trauma-exposed children. Our objective was to implement LPC ...

    Authors: Marizen Ramirez, Karisa Harland, Maisha Frederick, Rhoda Shepherd, Marleen Wong and Joseph E Cavanaugh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2014 2:45

  15. The aim of this study was to assess reliability and validity of the Resilience Scale 11 (RS-11) and develop a shorter scale in a population-based study.

    Authors: Alexander von Eisenhart Rothe, Markus Zenger, Maria Elena Lacruz, Rebecca Emeny, Jens Baumert, Sibylle Haefner and Karl-Heinz Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:25

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  16. Alcohol use disorder is a widespread problem in Denmark and has severe impacts on health and quality of life of each individual. The clinical treatment of alcohol use disorder involves evidence-based knowledge...

    Authors: Sengül Sari, Randi Bilberg, Kurt Jensen, Anette Søgaard-Nielsen, Bent Nielsen and Kirsten K Roessler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:23

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  17. Detection of feigned neurocognitive deficits is a challenge for neuropsychological assessment. We conducted two studies to examine whether memory malingering is characterized by an elevated proportion of false...

    Authors: Sebastian Schindler, Johanna Kissler, Klaus-Peter Kühl, Rainer Hellweg and Thomas Bengner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:12

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