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Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510065

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. [1] 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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510064

A Case Report of a Man with Melancholy 60 Years Old Following Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy for Four Years

Konstantinos Argyropoulos MD, PhD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/05/12

Age is often overlooked in discussions of diversity in clinical practice. In recent years, the interest of psychodynamic therapists has been extended to later stages of life. Psychodynamic psychotherapy with older individuals views them as continuing to face developmental challenges and navigating major experiences and various life transitions....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510063

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510062

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510061

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...
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510060

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...

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