Affective Symptoms

Publication Title: 
Clinical Psychology Review

This review aims to integrate the constructs of mindfulness and emotion regulation. Research into both of these areas is relatively new, and while several reviews have emerged for each area independently, none has directly proposed a conceptual integration. The current review explores how key axioms and assumptions of traditional psychological models of emotion regulation and the psychological interventions that are derived from them (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy) differ fundamentally from mindfulness-based approaches in terms of the underlying processes they address.

Author(s): 
Chambers, Richard
Gullone, Eleonora
Allen, Nicholas B.
Publication Title: 
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Fjorback LO, Arendt M, Ørnbøl E, Fink P, Walach H. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for MBSR and MBCT. METHOD: Systematic searches of Medline, PsycInfo and Embase were performed in October 2010. MBSR, MBCT and Mindfulness Meditation were key words. Only randomized controlled trials (RCT) using the standard MBSR/MBCT programme with a minimum of 33 participants were included. RESULTS: The search produced 72 articles, of which 21 were included.

Author(s): 
Fjorback, L. O.
Arendt, M.
Ornbøl, E.
Fink, P.
Walach, H.
Publication Title: 
Geriatrics
Author(s): 
Kern, R. A.
Publication Title: 
The Psychiatric Clinics of North America

The possibility has to be considered that the infant, in danger of overwhelming himself with his own excitement, forms object-representations in ways dictated by expediency. It is necessary for survival to establish in one's mind an all-powerful and loving object-representation that contains in it major parts of the self-representation. In fact, all the vital and affective functions are attributed to the parenting object and are used only under a "franchise-like" illusion.

Author(s): 
Krystal, H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pharmacological Sciences

The ability to resist stress is an important defensive function of a living body. Thus, elucidation of the mechanisms by which the brain resists stress could help to pave the way for new therapeutic strategies for stress-related psychiatric disorders including depression. The present review focuses on the roles of brain 5-HT1A receptor-mediated epigenetic mechanisms in the development of resistance to emotional stress.

Author(s): 
Tsuji, Minoru
Miyagawa, Kazuya
Takeda, Hiroshi
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

With recent developments in community psychiatric services, concern with prevention has become an urgent social, as well as medical challenge. Comprehensive investigation into causation must therefore be given systematic emphasis. This paper is an effort toward clarification of etiology, specifically of the depressive disorder, in terms of early childhood experiences.

Author(s): 
Jacobson, S.
Fasman, J.
DiMascio, A.
Publication Title: 
Psychiatrie, Neurologie, Und Medizinische Psychologie

Suicidality should not, in consideration of the present studies and the experience gained by the author, be considered a disease 'sui generis', but rather a symptom only. The etiopathogenesis of "nonpsychotic" suicidality is discussed with particular reference to the psychopathology thereof. Acts of suicide are most often part of "lasting affective reactions".

Author(s): 
Kulawik, H.
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie

Ninety married couples in the general population received a structured interview to assess their level of intimacy. The couples also completed self-report questionnaires to assess non-psychotic emotional illness and marital adjustment. High levels of intimacy were associated with martial adjustment. Low ratings of marital intimacy were significantly associated with non-psychotic emotional illness and psychiatric help-seeking.

Author(s): 
Waring, E. M.
McElrath, D.
Mitchell, P.
Derry, M. E.
Publication Title: 
Australian Paediatric Journal

Non-organic failure to thrive is a clinical diagnosis which should be considered in parallel with other causes of failure to thrive in infants. It has not been resolved as to whether the condition is due to a lack of stimulation or to deprivation of calories, although both these factors, as well as a contribution from the child in some cases, are likely to be responsible. There is no typical profile of the parent whose child develops non-organic failure to thrive.

Author(s): 
Oates, R. K.
Publication Title: 
Psychological Reports

Counseling and clinical observations clarify views commonly made about the pain of breaking-up a love relationship. Anecdotal reports as presented in popular music, novels, movies, and television programs illustrate the public's general awareness of the emotional dilemma of ending a relationship. Love is a strong pleasurable emotional state. Behavioral and emotional problems can result from rejection and the pain due to the loss of a love.

Author(s): 
Timmreck, T. C.

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