International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, 2014

Emotional Inertia: A Key to Understanding Psychotherapy Process and Outcome
In this theoretical study (Perestelo-Pérez, 2013) we present a novel model of psychotherapy process. The basic assumptions of this model are: (a) Patients' emotions are nested within complex dynamical systems; (b) Emotional change may be represented...
Evidence-Based Treatments for Adolescents with Cannabis Use Disorders in the Spanish Public Health System
In Spain, 92% of adolescents in treatment under 15 years of age and 79% of those aged 15-19 report cannabis as their primary drug of abuse (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2012). However, a review of the liter- ature shows that...
From DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5: Analysis of Some Changes
To judge by the success of its sales (Blashfield, Keeley, Flanagan, & Miles, 2014), the publication of a new edition of the DSM has immediately become an event. This study is intended to analyze some aspects that the fifth edition of the DSM (American...
Influence of Weight Loss Therapy Programs in Body Image Self-Perception in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Body image is defined as a multidimensional model which attempts to explain the interpretation that peo- ple consciously make of their own body (Plesa-Skwerer, Sullivan, Joffre, & Tager-Flusberg, 2004). It is hierarchi- cally organized into two different...
No More Psychiatric Labels: Why Formal Psychiatric Diagnostic Systems Should Be Abolished
Modern Western psychiatry has secured many important advances in the care of people with mental distress (Obiols, 2012; Reed, Anaya & Evans, 2012). We have a variety of pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies that can help manage and understand distressing...
Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Adolescents Exposed to an Earthquake: Association with Self-Efficacy, Perceived Magnitude, and Fear
Post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) are commonly observed in people exposed to natural disasters such as earthquakes (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Cova & Rincón, 2010; Neria, Nandi, & Galea, 2008). However, not every person experiencing...
Problematic, Absent and Stigmatizing Diagnoses in Current Mental Disorders Classifications: Results from the WHO-WPA and WHO-IUPsyS Global Surveys*
In the ongoing development of the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) by the World Heath Organization (WHO), a major focus is to improve the clinical utility and cross- cultural applicability...
Self-Determined Motivation, Physical Exercise and Diet in Obese Children: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study
The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased sub- stantially over the past three decades worldwide (Han, Lawlor, & Kimm, 2010). Using the obesity criterion of the International Obesity Task Force, it is estimated that the global prevalence of...
The End of Mental Illness Thinking?
There is a powerful movement in train, which is seeing old ideas in mental health being replaced as new scientific advances, including in epigenetics (Toyokawa, Uddin, Koenen, & Galea, 2012), neuroscience (for example in child development) (Riem...
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Word Production in Conduction Aphasia: Electroencephalographic and Behavioral Evidences
Conduction Aphasia is a linguistic disorder characterized by errors of reduplication, substitution, addition, trans- position or omission of phonemes or groups of phonemes in picture naming, repetition, writing and reading tasks (Shallice, Rumiati, &...
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