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Psychometric properties of the Bangla version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

health problems such as depressive- and anxiety-disorders peaks during the age of 10–29 years ( Whiteford et al., 2013 ). Given the early onset, it is crucial to start assessing and monitoring mental health problems of individuals when they are young. The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale is a screening tool to assess the level of distress associated with non-specific psychological symptoms at the population level ( Kessler et al., 2002 ). Two versions of the scale – K6, a 6-item scale embedded in a 10-item scale (K10) – were developed from a pool of 612 items

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The effects of Guarana (Paullinia cupana) supplementation on the cognitive performance of young healthy adults – a Systematic Review

Bias Of the 9 controlled clinical trials included in our review, 7 were randomized controlled clinical trials and 2 were non-randomized controlled trials. The 2 non-randomized controlled trials were assumed to have a relatively high risk of bias. The risk of bias for the 7 randomized controlled trials was assessed with the Cochrane tool for assessing risk of bias (Julian P T Higgins et al., 2011 ). The results are presented in figures 2 and 3.Studies using mixed guarana interventions were thought to have a relatively high risk of bias, even if the trial was

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Barriers and facilitators to conducting research by early career psychiatrists: a literature review

and research days ( Collins, Meyer & Dawson, 1999 ). These initiatives could be complemented by newer e-leaning tools, such as the one presented by Himelhoch and colleagues (2015) , who implemented a formal training course for systematic reviews and meta-analyses online. Moreover, recent initiatives of the EPA use Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the training of specific skills independent of localisation. This might also overcome financial or institutional barriers that prevent ECPs to participate, specifically if no institutional support or funding is

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Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of depression later in life. A cross sectional study in East Attica, Greece

to suffer more from depression compared to those living in semi-urban areas ( Babatsikou et al., 2018 ). The difference in prevalence of depression may be attributed to several reasons such as the place of living, that is, urban or rural, the specific characteristics of each population, the male and female ratio, the educational and economic level of the participants, the size of the sample as well as the diagnostic tool used to assess depression. The prevalence of depression depends on many factors, demographic or health related. Female gender is associated

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Facial emotion recognition performance influences executive control impairment in Anorexia Nervosa: an exploratory study

current symptom profile was collected on several domains. We used the Italian versions of Symptom Check List-SCL-90-R ( Prunas et al., 2012 ) in order to get a broad picture of psychological problems and symptoms of psychopathology; the Beck Depression Inventory-BDI-II ( Sica, Ghisi, & Lange, 2007 ) for measuring the severity of depression; the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 with subscales, a self-report tool, measuring constructs shown to be clinically relevant in individuals with EDs symptoms (i.e., drive for thinness-DT, bulimia-B and body dissatisfaction-BD) ( Giannini

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Can reading too much make me run mad? Exploring students’ assumptions and academic performance

, only three schools were used for the study. These selected schools were: Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU); School of Nursing (SON), and the Community Health Officers’ Training Programme (CHOTP) school. UDU runs a six-year academic program in Medicine (all the medical students in UDUTHS campus are either in their 4 th , 5 th , or 6 th year, while those in their 1 st to 3 rd year are situated in another campus). SON runs a three-year program in General Nursing. CHOTP runs a two-year program in Community Health. Study tool The study tool used in this present

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How to write a scientific paper: A hypothesis-based approach

methods indicate the tools and the ways the hypothesis was tested. Results describe the data collection and analysis that lead to a confirmation or rejection of the hypothesis. Conclusions must indicate the confirmation or refusal of the hypothesis, validate the outcome, may explore the practical or theoretical relevance of the findings and may provide specific recommendations for necessary future research. The importance of the abstract must not be underestimated as most researchers will decide if they are going to acquire and read the full paper based on the

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Validation of Bangla parenting style and dimension questionnaire

tool to use in clinical, research, and primary care settings to deal with different aspects of parenting in Bangladesh. Certainly, it can bolster the mental health care in Bangladesh, especially child psychiatric set up. Regular use of PSDQ Bangla in necessary clinical setting, especially to deal with child psychiatric disorders and research setting, would significantly benefit the clients. Larger studies involving more heterogeneous parents may help to provide a more complete picture of current the state, desired style, and improved ways of parenting to improve the

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Bionian and Post-Bionian Transformations

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This article presents a summary of the theses advanced in Bion’s Transformations and describes their application by the analyst in the session. It then discusses the development of post-Bionian transformations in dreaming and play. Clinical material illustrates how these transformations may become effective therapeutic tools.

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The Art of Fielding

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Bion created different theoretical tools to observe emotional transformations during a therapeutic session. In the relational field, these tools are particularly useful to observe how emotions create representations as steps in the transformation of further emotional experiences. Describing the complex unfolding of this process, Bion used the word “truth” to highlight the tension towards the unknown, the absolute unachievable named “O”.

The word ‘authenticity’ is close to the theoretical concept of ‘truth’, but it better describes and includes something pertaining to relational experience. Authenticity especially appears as a broader concept, which includes something about style and the ability to reach a sense of contentment and sharing together.

The author explores as authenticity goes through the form, not just the content, of language; a form capable of arousing surprise, wonder and transformation of the gaze. The optimal regulation of the intensity of feeling and the subjective quality of the words allow the latter to cross the relational field and to be received by the other subject. The goal for therapy that strives to reach the patient and allow a creative, subjective and full relational experience can be described (or summarized) with the word ‘authenticity’.

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