"You are trying to teach us to think more slowly!" Adapting Metacognitive Training for the acute care setting - a case report
We report the case of a first patient, NK, who participated in MCT-Acute during her mandated stay on the locked acute ward due to an exacerbation of schizophrenia. NK participated in MCT-Acute 12 times, evaluated the training overall as positive, and reported that she used exercises she had learned during training to improve her mood. She also described changing her behavior in everyday life to think more slowly and make less hasty decisions, which is a central topic discussed in MCT and MCT-Acute. Conducting an adapted version of MCT in the acute care setting is feasible, and the present case report suggests that MCT-Acut...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - May 19, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rabea Fischer Jakob Scheunemann Alison Bohlender Patric Duletzki Matthias Nagel Steffen Moritz Source Type: research

A Narrative Review of Psychological Theories of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Voice Hearing, and other Psychotic Symptoms
This study aimed to identify potential maintaining factors of trauma-related voices by reviewing models of PTSD and positive symptoms of psychosis.METHOD: Models of PTSD and positive symptoms were reviewed to identify potential factors that are unique and common to both sets of symptoms.RESULTS: We reviewed 10 models of PTSD, four models of positive symptoms, and two trauma-informed models of voice hearing were reviewed. One model provided a theoretical explanation of different types of trauma-related voices. Twenty-one factors were extracted from sixteen theoretical models. No existing model incorporated all these factors...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - May 17, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura P Strachan Georgie Paulik Peter M McEvoy Source Type: research

Potentially traumatic events and post-traumatic growth among Chinese peacekeepers: A moderated mediation model
This study aimed to investigate the association between PTEs and PTG among Chinese peacekeepers, as well as the mediating role of coping style and the moderating role of resilience. 595 Chinese peacekeepers completing the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and returning to China were recruited to complete Peacekeeping Traumatic Stress Exposure Scale, Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire, and the Chinese version of Connor and Davidson's Resilience Scale. PTEs were positively associated with PTG among Chinese peacekeepers. Coping style partially mediated the association between PTEs and P...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - May 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jingrui Qu Zhihao Tu Xican Zheng Minjie Wang Xinghua Shen Source Type: research

Psychological Predictors of Treatment Adherence among Patients with Diabetes (Types I and II): Modified Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 May 5. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2746. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNon-adherence to medical regimens among diabetic patients is a well-recognized concern in health care. Modified information, motivation, behavioral skills (IMB) model by adding an emotion component to it was tested to explore predictors of treatment adherence among 1,125 Iranian patients with diabetes type-I (T1D), II (T2D), and due to other medical conditions. The modified IMB model explained 35% of the treatment adherence with large effect-sizes f2 = .56 to .69. Self-compassion and interpersonal communication between staff and patie...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - May 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mehdi Akbari Mohammad Seydavi Nayyereh S Rowhani Naemeh Nouri Source Type: research