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Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510068

The Relationship between Personality Traits and Effectiveness of Ethiopian Athletes in Long Distance Running

Fenta Bitew, Awoke Tibebu and Berhanu Anjet

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/17

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality traits and athletes performance in long distance runners in Ethiopia. Cross-sectional research design was employed. The data was collected using questionnaires and through field study procedure. The targeted populations of the study were 138 of successful and unsuccessful athletes in long distance runners 2019/2020. Of the Non-probability sampling type purposive sampling techniques was employed....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510067

Adolescent Experience of Mindfulness as Taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: A Qualitative Analysis

Jennifer Eeles and Dawn-Marie Walker

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/06/19

Mindfulness is taught in DBT as one of several skills offered in the treatment of multi-problem suicidal adolescents. This study explored adolescent's experiences of engaging with mindfulness during a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Programme....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510066

Adjustment Disorder in Long Covid: A Case Report

Daniel Waiganjo Kinyanjui, MMed, Geoffrey Masika Wechuli, MMed and Harriet Kigaro Musimbi, BSc

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/06/15

This was a case of adjustment disorder in 'long COVID'. Working in a far-flung, hardship environment with limited medical resources, isolation, and poor primary support systems were identified as the stressors and social determinants of health. Recommendations include timely management of co-morbid conditions and improvement in work-place policy, especially during epidemics and pandemics....

 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:10.23937/2572-4037.1510056

Effectiveness of Different Interventions to Reduce Anxiety in Oncological Patients during PET/CT Studies: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Alberto Martínez-Lorca, MD, PhD, Manuela Martínez-Lorca, PhD, and Maria Dolores Cabañas Armesilla

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 23, 2021

The purpose of this investigation was to find the anxiety levels, physical data and subjetive perception and explore the relationship between demographic, clinical and cancer patients’ variables, pre and post-procedure during a PET/CT scan. The sample was distributed in five groups: 54 in one of the four experimental groups and 54 inthe control group (oral information, witten information, music, meditation induction). The study was conducted using an ad hoc questionnaire and the standardized S...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510055

The Function of Transference Interpretations in Klenian Therapy

Deniz Coşan

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 18, 2021

In this paper, the function of transference interpretation in Kleinian therapy is evaluated. In the beginning, definition of transference and transference interpretation is given in general terms. The term of transference refers to attributed emotions, attitudes, and phantasies from past towards a person in the present that are inappropriate for that person. Transference interpretations aim to reveal inappropriate attributions towards the therapist made by the patient. The term of transference o...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510053

International Survey of Negative and Positive Reactions to Psychoanalytic Distance Treatment at the Beginning of the Pandemic

Robert M Gordon, PhD, Zhenyu Shi, MD, PhD, David E Scharff, MD, Ralph E Fishkin, DO, and R Dennis Shelby, MSW, PhD

Article Type: Empirical Research | First Published: October 30, 2021

We conducted an international survey to better understand both the negative and positive reactions of distance treatment during the pandemic. We received 1,490 survey responses from practitioners from 56 regions and countries who remotely treated patients psychoanalytically during the beginning months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Eighty-nine percent of the practitioners agreed or strongly agreed that distance treatment is valuable when the patient is housebound or when travel would be difficult or ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510052

General Teachers’ Attitude toward Inclusive Education in Yunnan Province in China

Wang qian Fu, Yan Xie, Ruiling Li and Xiaohan He

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 09, 2021

Inclusion is philosophy based on values aiming to maximize participation of all in society and education by minimizing exclusionary and discriminatory practices. There were 123,500 students with disabilities enrolled in public schools in 2018. The total number of students with disabilities studying in publishes schools were 665,900, 329,100 out of whom were studying in general schools receiving inclusive education. The proportion of students with disabilities receiving inclusive education in Chi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510051

The Application of Negotiation Methods in the Work of the Psychologist and in the Analytical Psychotherapy

Svetlana Radtchenko-Draillard

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: September 03, 2021

The purpose of this article is to present the main studies and to share my experience and research in the application of the methods of negotiation in the clinical work of the psychologist and in the analytical psychotherapy to better understand the essential conditions of the resolution of different conflicts between individuals and the peculiarities of their intersubjectivity in the search for a mutual solution. From a psychological point of view, negotiation refers to any form of interaction ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510050

From Psychiatric Interviews to Psychotherapies

Göka Erol, Çakmak Işık Batuhan and Erdoğan Ezgi Çisil

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 28, 2021

Psychotherapy can be defined as a treatment method consisting of psychological tools whereby a trained expert works with a person or a group to resolve the patient’s biopsychosocial problems through relation and communication. There are numerous issues in psychotherapy practice that require further efforts to ground relevant concepts. Most psychiatrists’ practices have shifted towards offering psychopharmacological treatment alone for a number of reasons, such as increasing patient volume, r...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510049

Psychometric Properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) and the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). Validation in Spanish University Students During COVID-19 Outbreak

Alberto Martínez-Lorca, Manuela Martínez-Lorca, Juan José Criado-Álvarez, Juan A García and Maria Dolores Cabañas Armesilla

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 21, 2021

Nowadays, the emergence of a novel form of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a confused and rapidly evolving situation. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted most countries opt for population confinement and social distancing measures as a way to control the spread of the virus. Somatic symptoms and somatization process is prevalent in primary care and is associated with substantial functional impairment and healthcare utilization. However, instruments for identifying and monitoring somatic sympto...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510048

Risk Perception and Psychological Impact in the Early Stage of the COVID-19 on General Hospital Workers in China

Chao Jiang, MD, Ting Wang, Jun Guo, MM, Qiang Zhang, PhD, Bangjiang Fang, MD, Bingzhen Sun, PhD, Meidan Liu, MM and Wen Zhang, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 14, 2021

In late February 2020, shortly after the COVID-19 epidemic situation had clearly controlled in China, a questionnaire was distributed consisting of questions on sociodemographic characteristics, 19 stress-related questions and the 15 risk perceptional questions to all 1837 workers from different levels of hospitals in different regions of China. Exploratory factor analysis was applied to these questions, and this produced four stress-related factors for evaluation (anxiety about infection, depre...

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