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....
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....
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....
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...
The Function of Transference Interpretations in Klenian Therapy
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...
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 ...
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...
The Application of Negotiation Methods in the Work of the Psychologist and in the Analytical Psychotherapy
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 ...
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...
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...