The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences publishes articles concerning the bio-psycho-social aspects of mobility, relocation, acculturation, ethnicity, stress situations in war and peace, victimology, and mental health in developing countries. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences also publishes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 4, 2005

A Stigmatizating Attitude towards Psychiatric Illnesses Is Associated with Narcissistic Personality Traits
Abstract: This study investigates the personality characteristics of individuals who have stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness. Material and Method: 700 final-year university students completed the "Dangerousness Scale," the "Affective...
"CANE: Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly"
"CANE: Camberwell assessment of need for the Elderly" Edited by M. Orrell & G. Hancock Gaskell, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2004, ISBN: 1 904671 063, 208 pp. £80.00The CANE (Camberwell assessment of need for the Elderly) is a tool developed...
Correlates of Intrusive Memories and Avoidance of Memories of the Holocaust
Abstract: Although intrusive memories and avoidance of memories are psychological phenomena frequently reported by Holocaust survivors, their correlates have not been systematically researched. The present cross-sectional study examined socio-demographic...
Doron's Story
A 34-year-old man was found lifeless on a sidewalk, a psychiatric patient who'd leapt to his death. People turned away. My son, Doron, didn't even say goodbye to me. This is what my husband said to him in his eulogy."I'm proud of you, my son. You fought...
Editorial: Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness: Two Approaches
The stigma experienced by people with mental illness is like an insidious gas which permeates the life of a person into his or her very soul It begins in a persons life as acts of thievery and rejection - first it steals a person's identity and it then...
Editorial: Poverty and Psychiatric Disorders: A Case for Action
"And if your brother becomes poor and his means fail with you, then you shall relieve him"(Leviticus 25:35)The National Insurance Institute (NII) has published worrisome statistics on the proportion of families and individuals in Israel in 2004 living...
Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy: Comparison between Patients, Therapists and Laypersons
Abstract: Background: The attitudes of patients towards ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy have been reported in only a few studies. Aims of the study: We investigated whether the attitudes of patients undergoing psychotherapy to confidentiality and boundaries...
Euthanasia in the Netherlands, the Policy and Practice of Mercy Killing
Euthanasia in The Netherlands, The Policy and Practice of Mercy Killing by Raphael Cohen-Almagor Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004 Dordrecht/Boston/London. 205pp.Israel as well as many other countries in the West has developed new laws and recommendations...
FORENSIC CORNER 4: Weight of Subjectivity in Military Torts
The case to be discussed focuses around the weight of subjective elements in the medico-legal assessment of causation of mental disorders which manifest themselves for the first time during military service, particularly in those soldiers without any...
In the Shadow of Schizophrenia: A Study of Siblings' Perceptions
Abstract: Background: The study assesses the impact of schizophrenia on non-schizophrenic siblings with regard to objective and subjective burden, feelings and degree of closeness with sibling, social interaction, coping and sense of meaning in life....
Perfectionism: Theory, Research, and Treatment
Perfectionism: Theory, Research, and Treatment Edited by *Gordon L. Flett & **Paul L. Hewitt Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association (2002), Price: $49.95 (Hbk), ISBN: 1-55798-842-0. pp. xiv+435The role of perfectionism as a vulnerability...
Psychiatric Inpatients' Reactions to the SARS Epidemic: An Israeli Survey
Abstract: Background: The threat of the potential spreading of the SARS epidemic caused significant stress to many individuals from non-affected countries. In this study, we investigated whether the SARS threat affected the subjective mood and behavior...
Suicide in Israel
Suicide in Israel N. Stein, T. Haklai and M. Aburba Department of Information and Computing Services. Information Unit, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel, July 2005 (www.health.co.il) 63pp. No price listed http://www.nfc.co.il/archive/001-D-88838-00.html?tag=...
Suicide Pact among Three Young Sisters
Abstract: A suicide pact is an agreement between two or more people to kill themselves. They represent 0.6-4.0% of all suicides, the vast majority being double suicides. We present a triple suicide pact involving three young sisters. Atypical features...
The Subjective Experience of People with Severe Mental Illness: A Potentially Crucial Piece of the Puzzle
Abstract: Over the last two decades there has been growing interest in the subjective experiences of persons with severe mental illness (SMI). Despite this interest, little research has been carried out to understand whether and how such experiences...
Translating a Single-Word Items Scale with Multiple Subcomponents - A Hebrew Translation of the Profile of Mood States
Abstract: Background: The purpose of the study was to assess the translation adequacy of a Hebrew version of the POMS, and to report the decision-making process of overcoming methodological flaws. Method: The English version was translated to Hebrew...
Treatment of a Suicide Attempt through Psychodynamic Therapy in a 17-Year-Old Boy with Depression: A Case Study
Abstract: We report the case of a 17-year-old boy hospitalized after a violent and dramatic suicide attempt and the interpretative therapy that helped him overcome his depression. His course appeared to be typical of the difficulties encountered by clinicians...
What Is in a Name? Professionals and Service Users' Opinions of the Hebrew Terms Used to Name Psychiatric Disorders and Disability
Abstract: Objectives: Stigma constitutes the hidden burden of mental disorders. Its ubiquitous presence may be reinforced by iatrogenic factors, such as the terms used to name mental disorders and disability. This preliminary study examines opinions...