Effects of Gender Reassignment on Quality of Life and Mental Health in People with Gender Dysphoria.

CONCLUSION: The sex reassignment surgeries (SRS) required for legal change in gender status of individuals with gender dysphoria are helpful in relieving the conflicts. SRS causes improvements in the quality of life, family support, interpersonal relationships and reduces the concerns about the gender related discrimination and victimization. PMID: 29730870 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

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Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way mental health care is delivered. By gathering diagnostic information, facilitating treatment, and reviewing clinician behavior, conversational AI is poised to impact traditional approaches to delivering psychotherapy. While this transition is not disconnected from existing professional services, specific formulations of clinician-AI collaboration and migration paths between forms remain vague. In this viewpoint, we introduce four approaches to AI-human integration in mental health service delivery. To inform future research and policy, these four approaches ar...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients' qualitative feedback highlighted the potential feasibility and adaptability of the program for this population. The results of this preliminary study show promising avenues for research in the field of cancer patients' adaptive coping enhancement as well as reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. This type of workshop can be considered as complementary to individual psychotherapies as they may tap into different mechanisms that help foster psychological flexibility as the group format enhances decentering processes. Further research avenues are proposed in order to assess the efficacy of such interven...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Authors: Teismann T, Brailovskaia J Abstract The Integrated Motivational-Volitional (IMV) Model of suicide posits that the association between perceptions of entrapment and suicide ideation is buffered by so-called motivational moderators. The present study investigated, whether positive mental health as well as different facets of psychological well-being qualify as motivational moderators. Possible moderator effects were investigated in an online sample (N=301). Results demonstrated that positive mental health and psychological well-being moderate the association between entrapment and suicide ideation. These fin...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Positive changes in parental discipline practices, particularly less over-reactive parental behaviors, were related to a decrease of disruptive child behaviors. PMID: 31614051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Authors: Summers EMA, Morris RC, Bhutani GE Abstract The wellbeing of psychological practitioners is a key factor in the effective delivery of psychological therapies and the effectiveness of mental health services. Despite this, there are no measures of wellbeing for this professional group. The 26-item Psychological Practitioner Workplace Wellbeing Measure (PPWWM) measures psychological wellbeing for psychological practitioners and informed by a qualitative study. Items were generated and then verified by groups of practitioners using sorting tasks. The items reflect a broad range of issues relevant to the workpl...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Therapy Process Observational Coding System-Alliance Scale (TPOCS-A). The sample consisted of 20 children (19 males) ages 8 to 12 years with autism and their parents (15 mothers, 5 fathers), who completed a cognitive behavioural intervention designed to improve children's emotion regulation skills. Two trained coders rated early, middle, and late parent and child alliance using the TPOCS-A after watching video recorded therapy sessions. Therapist-reported child involvement, alliance, and adherence was also assessed. Psychometric findings revealed...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Authors: Yonatan-Leus R, Tishby O, Abargil M, Wiseman H Abstract A large body of research indicates that therapists can have a strong impact on treatment outcome, but little is known about the relationship between therapist effects and treatment phase. our objective was to examine the interactive effect of therapist effectiveness and treatment phase on the outcome of one year of dynamic therapy. Therapists' effectiveness scores were defined as the extent of change for each therapist on the OQ-45 scores across their clients at five time points. The sample included 24 therapists who conducted psychodynamic therapy wi...
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Authors: Trindade IA, Irons C, Ferreira C, Portela F, Pinto-Gouveia J Abstract Considering that self-criticism is an important process in the development and maintenance of depression, and taking into account the stigma associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the present study aimed to analyse whether self-criticism exacerbates the relationships of depression symptoms with IBD symptomatology and chronic illness-related shame. The sample included 53 ambulatory IBD patients (34% males) with ages from 18 to 65. Moderation analyses were conducted using structural equation modelling. Self-criticism exacerbated...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
We all have a friend or family member who just can’t seem to get out from under their accumulation of stuff. Their garage, guest bedroom and basement are packed, and you can’t see the top of the kitchen table. But when does “cluttered” become “hoarded?” We have all seen the sensationalized TV depictions of filthy homes that need to be condemned. But is that what hoarding really looks like?  And why can’t those folks just throw it all out? Today’s guest explains myths surrounding hoarding, treatment strategies and why we all might be at risk. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Gues...
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Jawad Ahmad Zahid, Ole Grummedal, Michael Tvilling Madsen, Ismail GögenurAbstractDepression and depressive symptoms are prevalent in patients with cancer. Depression is underdiagnosed and therefore, patients often receive inadequate treatment for depression. We have assessed the evidence of primary prophylactic treatment for depression in patients with cancer. The systematic review was prospectively registered at PROSPERO and was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysi...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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