Mood Disorders

Publication Title: 
The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

PURPOSE: To examine the impact of early-stage intense romantic love on sleep, daytime functioning and self-worth, adolescents in early-stage intense romantic love were compared to controls. In adolescence, falling in love is an important prerequisite for acquiring psychosocial and psychosexual skills.

Author(s): 
Brand, Serge
Luethi, Matthias
von Planta, Anina
Hatzinger, Martin
Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith
Publication Title: 
CNS spectrums

INTRODUCTION: Romantic attachment is the establishment of a relationship with a partner and is strongly influenced by the individual's attachment style. While several studies have shown that attachment style may contribute to the development of psychopathology, less information is available for romantic attachment. The aim of the present study was to compare romantic attachment styles among patients with different mood and anxiety disorders and control subjects.

Author(s): 
Marazziti, Donatella
Dell'osso, Bernardo
Catena Dell'Osso, M.
Dell'Osso, Mario Catena
Consoli, Giorgio
Del Debbio, Alessandro
Mungai, Francesco
Vivarelli, Laura
Albanese, Francesco
Piccinni, Armando
Rucci, Paola
Dell'Osso, Liliana
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Primary care physicians may often see patients with transient emotional or behavioral problems. Brief office counseling is an action-oriented treatment method that requires the physician to develop both a therapeutic relationship and behavioral contract with the patient. The physician needs to create a secure, permissive, and confidential atmosphere in which the patient can feel comfortable to discuss freely his innermost thoughts and feelings.

Author(s): 
Pfeiffer, S. I.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Primary care physicians may often see patients with transient emotional or behavioral problems. Brief office counseling is an action-oriented treatment method that requires the physician to develop both a therapeutic relationship and behavioral contract with the patient. The physician needs to create a secure, permissive, and confidential atmosphere in which the patient can feel comfortable to discuss freely his innermost thoughts and feelings.

Author(s): 
Pfeiffer, S. I.
Publication Title: 
Pain

Self-compassion is the ability to respond to one's failures, shortcomings, and difficulties with kindness and openness rather than criticism. This study, which might be regarded as a proof-of-concept study, aimed to establish whether self-compassion is associated with expected emotional responses and the likelihood of responding with problem solving, support seeking, distraction, avoidance, rumination, or catastrophizing to unpleasant self-relevant events occurring in 3 social contexts.

Author(s): 
Purdie, Fiona
Morley, Stephen
Publication Title: 
Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Three general approaches to evolutionary perspectives in psychiatry include the following domains. (1) information from general medicine and physiology that involves defenses against infectious disease and predators, with obsessive compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst the psychiatric results of this. (2) Sociophysiology assumes that normal brain functions mediate social interactions, including social rank hierarchy, in-out group formation, and family bonding.

Author(s): 
Gardner, R.
Publication Title: 
Psychological Medicine

BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and bipolar disorder (BD) have overlapping clinical presentations and symptoms - sources of persistent clinical confusion. Game-theory can characterize how social function might be sub-optimal in the two disorders and move the field beyond the anecdotal description of clinical history. Here, we tested the hypothesis that BPD and BD can be distinguished on the basis of diminished reciprocal altruism in iterated Prisoner's Dilemma (PD) games.

Author(s): 
Saunders, K. E. A.
Goodwin, G. M.
Rogers, R. D.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Factors involved in failure to comply with medication regimens may be divided into four categories: patient characteristics, physician-patient relationship, psychosocial environment, and treatment regimen features. Although several methods aimed at improving medication compliance have been described in the literature, hypnosis was not among them. Three cases in which hypnosis was effective for improving compliance are presented, suggesting that hypnotherapy for compliance problems has potential clinical applications.

Author(s): 
Forman, B. D.
Publication Title: 
CA: a cancer journal for clinicians

Many people with cancer experience pain, anxiety, and mood disturbance. Conventional treatments do not always satisfactorily relieve these symptoms, and some patients may not be able to tolerate their side effects. Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, mind-body techniques, massage, and other methods can help relieve symptoms and improve physical and mental well-being. Self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques help reduce procedural pain. Acupuncture is well documented to relieve chronic cancer pain. Massage and meditation improve anxiety and other symptoms of distress.

Author(s): 
Deng, Gary
Cassileth, Barrie R.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Many skin disorders have a significant psychosomatic component. Focused history-taking coupled with hypnoanalysis using ideomotor finger signals to detect positive responses to one or more of 7 common triggering or exacerbating factors permits systematic diagnosis of the presence or absence of a significant psychosomatic component. If no factor is positive, a psychosomatic component to the skin disorder can likely be excluded.

Author(s): 
Shenefelt, Philip D.

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