Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 146


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

This monograph includes seven chapters that detail recent advances in psychology research. Chapter One provides practical cognitive-behavioral treatment recommendations to address typical issues associated with depression and anxiety in pediatric patients with asthma, functional gastrointestinal disorders, and headache pain. Chapter Two argues that community level screening, timely diagnosis and integrated traditional medicine and traditional healing practices rooted in a given cultural and religious context are essential for the treatment of schizophrenia. Chapter Three explores psychological theories, diagnostic instruments, assessment tools, and management strategies for factitious disorder and borderline personality disorder. Chapter Four presents a study of the impact of academic stressors on the health of students in the health field. Chapter Five reviews the literature on general mental health stigma, discusses borderline personality disorder and the specific stigma related to it, reviews potential steps to reduce stigma, and suggests future directions for research and clinical intervention. Chapter Six reviews the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for heart failure patients with depression. Lastly, Chapter Seven provides an overview of the potential role of psychologists in requests for voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Using CBT Spectrum Approaches with Anxiety and Depression in Pediatric Patients Diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Disorders, Asthma, and Headache Pain
(Kimberly Brown, Ciera Korte, Joshua Tiller-Ormord and Robert D. Friedberg – Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth)

Chapter 2. Schizophrenia: An Overview from Public Mental Health Perspective
(Pragya Lodha and Apurvakumar Pandya – Clinical Psychologist, Mumbai, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Comorbidity and Similarities between Factitious Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder: Theory, Psychological Assessment, and Management
(Carlo Lazzari, Adbul Nusair, and Marco Rabottini – Department of Psychiatry, South-West Yorkshire NHS Trust, Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield, UK, et al.)

Chapter 4. Changes in Health, Resilience and Quality of Life of Healthcare Students
(Rodrigo Marques Da Silva, Clézio Rodrigues de Carvalho, Carla Chiste Tomazoli Santos, Leonardo Gama Alves1, Kerolyn Ramos Garcia and Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski – Faculdade de Ciências e Educação Sena Aires, Valparaíso de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder
(Sania Ahmed, Desheane Newman and Matthew M. Yalch – Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA, US)

Chapter 6. The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Heart Failure Patients with Depression: Evidence Based Practice
(Shancy Shabu and Rasika Jayasekara – Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Cardiac step-down ward, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA, et al.)

Chapter 7. Hasten Death and Psychology
(Miguel Ricou, Tony Wainwright and Sílvia Marina – Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, Porto, Portugal, et al.)


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