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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    There is substantial evidence that cognitive therapy is an effective intervention for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Although dynamic psychotherapies have been widely studied and are commonly prac...

    Authors: Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons, Rachel Mack, Jacqueline Lee, Robert Gallop, Donald Thompson, Debra Burock and Paul Crits-Christoph

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:47

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The impact of peer relationships has been extensively reported during adolescence, when peer influence is generally considered to be at its greatest. Research on social isolation during childhood has found ass...

    Authors: Louise Marryat, Lucy Thompson, Helen Minnis and Phil Wilson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:44

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Each year, around 50.000 children in Sweden experience a separation between their parents. Joint physical custody (JPC), where the child alternates homes between the parents for about equal amount of time, has...

    Authors: Emma Fransson, Lisa Folkesson, Malin Bergström, Viveca Östberg and Petra Lindfors

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:46

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has established that direct and indirect forms of aggression differ in their association with gender and type of psychological difficulties. One purpose of the present study was to test if th...

    Authors: Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Daiva Daukantaité and Margit Wångby-Lundh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:43

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Cognitive remediation (CR) has shown significant promise in addressing the cognitive deficits that accompany serious mental illness. However, this intervention does not appear to completely ameliorate the cogn...

    Authors: Nicholas JK Breitborde, Spencer C Dawson, Cindy Woolverton, David Dawley, Emily K Bell, Kaila Norman, Angelina Polsinelli, Beth Bernstein, Pamela Mirsky, Christine Pletkova, Felix Grucci, Carly Montoya, Bernard Nanadiego, Ehsan Sarabi, Michael DePalma and Francisco Moreno

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:41

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Parental relationship dissolutions have repeatedly been linked to negative outcomes for children, but predictors of parental dissolutions have been far less studied. Knowledge about parental dissolutions occur...

    Authors: Maren S Helland, Tilmann von Soest, Kristin Gustavson, Espen Røysamb and Kristin S Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:40

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This longitudinal study classified groups of children experiencing different trajectories of student-teacher relationship quality over the transition from preschool into school, and determined the strength of ...

    Authors: Lauren R Miller-Lewis, Alyssa CP Sawyer, Amelia K Searle, Murthy N Mittinty, Michael G Sawyer and John W Lynch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:27

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of mental strain and stress has increased in modern societies, resulting in increased public health problems. Stress can be measured either by biomarkers or by self-reports. A new biomarker that...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Miriam Jullander, Sara Götmalm and Elvar Theodorsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:30

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has found that language and motor skills are closely interrelated developmental areas. This observation has led to questions about the specificity of these domains, and the nature of the asso...

    Authors: Mari V Wang, Ratib Lekhal, Leif E Aaro, Arne Holte and Synnve Schjolberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:34

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior (IPT) is supported by recent epidemiological data. Unique risk factors for the IPT constructs have been identified in community epidemiological studi...

    Authors: Tara Donker, Philip J Batterham, Kimberly A Van Orden and Helen Christensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:20

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  18. Content type: Technical advance

    The experimental methods currently used for assessing motivational processes in humans have two major limitations. Some of them rely on global subjective assessments while others evaluate these processes using...

    Authors: Bruno Aouizerate, Camille Gouzien, Olivier Doumy, Pierre Philip, Catherine Semal, Laurent Demany, Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Daniela Cota

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress is frequently used as an indicator of the mental health of a population. Overall, the mean level of distress is higher in women than in men and tends to decrease in both genders during a...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Alain Marchand and Charlotte Forest

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:25

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    There is evidence that both breast cancer patients and their partners are affected emotionally, when facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Several couple interventions have been evaluated, but there is a need for ...

    Authors: Anne Nicolaisen, Dorte G Hansen, Mariët Hagedoorn, Henrik E Flyger, Nina Rottmann, Per Nielsen, Katrine Søe, Anne E Pedersen and Christoffer Johansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:19

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness and decentering are closely related processes both assumed to promote well-being. While some researchers claim that mindfulness and decentering can be clearly differentiated others suggest to use t...

    Authors: Judith Gecht, Ramona Kessel, Thomas Forkmann, Siegfried Gauggel, Barbara Drueke, Anne Scherer and Verena Mainz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:18

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Offspring of patients with anxiety or depression are at high risk for developing anxiety or depression. Despite the positive findings regarding effectiveness of prevention programs, recruitment for prevention ...

    Authors: Helma Festen, Karen Schipper, Sybolt O de Vries, Catrien G Reichart, Tineke A Abma and Maaike H Nauta

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:17

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common in childhood, as are risk factors that undermine wellbeing: low self-esteem and limited participation in daily occupations. Current treatments focus primarily on m...

    Authors: Ema Tokolahi, Clare Hocking, Paula Kersten and Alain C Vandal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:16

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Reliable cognitive assessment for non-western cultures is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on western concepts, content and values. Despite recognition of the scarcity of appropriate tests ...

    Authors: Kylie M Dingwall, Melissa A Lindeman and Sheree Cairney

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:13

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Smoking prevalence rates among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population are significantly higher than the general population. However, there is limited research on smoking cessation treatm...

    Authors: Alicia K Matthews, Elizabeth A McConnell, Chien-Ching Li, Maria C Vargas and Andrea King

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:12

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The study aim was to determine if state and trait intra-individual measures of everyday affect predict cognitive functioning in healthy older community dwelling European adults (n = 387), aged 55-87 years.

    Authors: Ellen EA Simpson, Elizabeth A Maylor, Christopher McConville, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Natalie Meunier, Maud Andriollo-Sanchez, Angela Polito, Federica Intorre, Jacqueline M McCormack and Charles Coudray

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:11

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    New Perspectives (NP) is a prevention program aiming to prevent that youth at onset of a criminal career will develop a persistent criminal behaviour pattern. The effects of NP on juvenile delinquency and othe...

    Authors: Sanne LA de Vries, Machteld Hoeve, Jessica J Asscher and Geert Jan JM Stams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:10

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have noted differences in social acquiescence and interpersonal relations among adults born preterm or with very low birth weight compared to full term adults. In addition, birth weight has been...

    Authors: Trine Flensborg-Madsen, Rasmus Revsbech, Holger Jelling Sørensen and Erik Lykke Mortensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:8

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mental health is an important component of overall health and wellbeing and crucial for a happy and meaningful life. The prevalence of mental health problems amongst children and adolescent is high; with estim...

    Authors: Kerri E McPherson, Susan Kerr, Elizabeth McGee, Antony Morgan, Francine M Cheater, Jennifer McLean and James Egan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:7

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Families of children living with chronic illness are more vulnerable to mental health problems, however this can be ameliorated by a family’s resilience. The Child Illness and Resilience Program (CHiRP) will d...

    Authors: Katrina M Hamall, Todd R Heard, Kerry J Inder, Katherine M McGill and Frances Kay-Lambkin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:5

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  32. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of BMC Psychology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 1 (2013).

    Authors: Alice K Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:2

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Extensive studies have documented the complex and comprehensive psychosocial consequences of stroke. Psychosocial difficulties significantly affect long-term functioning and quality of life. Many studies have ...

    Authors: Marit Kirkevold, Randi Martinsen, Berit Arnesveen Bronken and Kari Kvigne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:4

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive functioning is important for managing work and life in general. Some experience problems with cognitive functioning, often referred to as subjective cognitive complaints (SCC). These problems are rat...

    Authors: Cecilia UD Stenfors, Petter Marklund, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Töres Theorell and Lars-Göran Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:3

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of morbid obesity is an increasing health problem in most parts of the world and is related to lower quality of life. Sense of coherence, or the perception that the world is meaningful and predi...

    Authors: Anners Lerdal, May Solveig Fagermoen, Tore Bonsaksen, Caryl L Gay and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:1

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is a key component of exploration and development. Poor motor proficiency, by limiting participation in physical and social activities, can therefore contribute to poor psychological and soci...

    Authors: Patricia K Kitsao-Wekulo, Penny A Holding, Hudson Gerry Taylor, Jane D Kvalsvig and Kevin J Connolly

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:29

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

  40. Content type: Research article

    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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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    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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