Facial Manipulations, Emotional Empathy, and Facial Feedback
Per Andréasson and Ulf Dimberg
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/05/26
According to the facial feedback hypothesis (FFH) one's own facial expressions have a corresponding impact on the subjective experience of emotion. Inspired by Strack, et al.  participants in the present study hold a wooden stick between the teeth (forming a smile) or between the lips (forming a sulky face) while rating humorous films. In contrast to the FFH it was found that people scoring low in emotional empathy rated humorous films as less funny in a happy versus a sulky facial manipulati...
Sexuality in Endometriosis: Preliminary Data on Pain Malevolence and Illness Intrusiveness
Carolina Franco da Silva, Bruno Gonçalves and Rui C Campos
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/04/16
Endometriosis has a major impact on women's sexual health, lessening fertility and causing pain and reduced sexual desire in at least 50% of patients. This article investigates the relationship between infertility and sexual intercourse concerns and illness intrusiveness. Since both pain and illness can be interjected as malevolent internal objects, we also looked at the mediating effect of pain representation as a malevolent object on those relationships....
ChatGPT (Generated Pre-Trained Transformer) As an Adjunct to Mental Health Interventions: A Commentary
Resti Tito H Villarino and Maureen Lorence F Villarino
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/04/15
Mental health disorders affect one in four people worldwide, and many have limited access to care. Moreover, the World Health Organization’s Special Initiative for Mental Health (2019-2023) aims to explicitly ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions in low-to-middle income countries. This commentary explores the applications of chatbots based on GPT as an adjunct to mental health interventions....
Interactive, Cumulative Effects of Associated Factors for Higher Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Symptoms among Children Affected By HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Paul Narh Doku
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 26, 2023
HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) frequently face placement/residential changes, inconsistent caregivers, abuse, neglect, disruptions in their lives, and mental health issues. This can result in reactive attachment disorder (RAD), a disorder of emotional functioning in which the child is wary, watchful, and emotionally withdrawn. Despite its clinical significance, little is known about RAD in OVC. The following questions were addressed in this study: (1) Whether RAD symptoms can occ...
Assessment of the Prevalence of Suicide in Joinville (SC) from 2019 to 2020
Joao Pedro Ribeiro Baptista* , Fernanda Villa Verde, Israel Kitzberger, Camila Rafaela Dressel da Silva, Caroline Figueiredo da Silva and Januária Ramos Pereira Wiese
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 25, 2023
To evaluate the mortality rate of deaths from suicidal acts in Joinville (SC) from 2019 to 2020. The data were collected using the information contained in the Violence Prevention Center base regarding the notifications from the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN), information about the deaths was selected and divided in age, sex, marital status, schooling, neighborhood, place of death and code of the International Disease Classification applied. The variables were analyzed and detail...
Suicide Preventon and Management in Children and Adolescents: In Contemplaton of a Philosophical Approach
Rabi Ilemona Ekore
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 25, 2023
The periods of childhood and adolescence are those during which children and adolescents experience rapid transitions that may be difcult to cope with. The changes can be stressful for some older children or adolescents who may subsequently seek ways to cope, some of which may be maladaptive. The ensuing cascade of events triggers latent mental health issues in those already predisposed. Commensurate increase in eforts to provide help to vulnerable groups focuses on the psychological, social, an...