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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dementia Care-Givers  

María Oliva Márquez-González, Andrés Losada, and Rosa Romero-Moreno

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
Dementia caregiving is associated with negative physical and psychological health consequences. Multicomponent, behavioural, and psychotherapeutic interventions for reducing caregivers’ ... More

Body Image Disturbance During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Kelly C. Allison and David B. Sarwer

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Apr 2016
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Jan 2014
Body image disturbances are common among women in the general population. Less is known about their prevalence and impact during pregnancy. This chapter examines the history of body image ... More

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life  

Michelle Hamil and Alastair Gaskell

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
Later life can be a time when coping strategies are challenged by losses and transitions that can resonate with earlier experiences of distress and vulnerability. Pre-existing trauma and ... More

Cognitive Therapy for Comorbid Depression  

Mark A. Whisman and Daniel BE

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
Depression often co-occurs with other Axis I and Axis II psychiatric disorders. This chapter presents a model for how cognitive therapy (CT) of depression can be adapted in conceptualizing ... More

Family Therapy with Ageing Families  

Sara Honn Qualls

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
Family therapy interventions are useful in geropsychology when family structures and processes contribute to, or complicate well-being, or when family support is critical to the well-being ... More

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Late-Life Depression  

Gregory A. Hinrichsen and Marie-Genevieve Iselin

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited treatment for depression; a substantial body of evidence supports its utility in adults. The focus of IPT is on interpersonally relevant ... More

Intimate Relationships  

Catherine B. Stroud, Brian A. Feinstein, Vickie Bhatia, Rachel Hershenberg, and Joanne Davila

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
The concurrent and longitudinal association between intimate relationship dysfunction and depression is well established in both adolescents and adults. This association can be best ... More

Introduction: The Unique Importance of Perinatal Psychology  

Amy Wenzel

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Apr 2016
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May 2015
Childbearing women experience a host of emotional experiences and demands for adjustment. The past two decades have witnessed an abundance of research on pregnancy, lactation, and the ... More

Marijuana Use and Abuse in Adolescence  

Dana M. Litt, Jason R. Kilmer, Susan F. Tapert, and Christine M. Lee

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Aug 2019
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Mar 2016
This chapter reviews the extant literature surrounding adolescent marijuana use and abuse. Other than alcohol, marijuana is the most prevalent psychoactive substance used by adolescents. ... More

Other Illicit Drugs of Abuse in Adolescence  

Danielle Ramo and Christian Grov

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Aug 2019
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Apr 2016
Illicit drugs other than marijuana have a unique and important place in the picture of adolescent substance use and associated problems. Large, epidemiological studies have revealed that, ... More

Psychological, Behavioral, and Cognitive Changes During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Laura J. Miller

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Apr 2016
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Jan 2014
Becoming pregnant and giving birth can lead to considerable psychological, behavioral, and cognitive transformation. The nature and scope of change varies a great deal from woman to woman. ... More

Psychosocial Interventions for Depressed Breast Cancer Patients  

Derek R. Hopko, Crystal C. McIndoo, Michael Gawrysiak, and Stevie Grassetti

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Jun 2014
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Jan 2014
Clinical depression affects many people and is associated with several risk factors that include being diagnosed with a serious medical illness such as breast cancer. Objectives of this ... More

Psychotherapy for Psychopathology During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Amy Wenzel, Scott Stuart, and Hristina Koleva

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Apr 2016
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May 2015
Psychotherapy is often the treatment of choice for perinatal women who wish to limit their fetus’s or infant’s medication exposure. The vast majority of empirical research that has ... More

Relationships and Chronic Medical Problems  

Jessica Pieczynski, Sarah Thilges, Leland Bardsley, and Tamara Goldman Sher

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Sep 2016
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Jan 2014
This chapter provides an overview of the research on the reciprocal nature of illness and couple functioning. The chapter begins with a summary of the psychosocial literature, providing ... More

Reminiscence Therapy: A Review  

Sunil S. Bhar

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
Reminiscence therapy is an evidence-based treatment for geriatric depression. This chapter reviews the literature on the definition of reminiscence and its use as a therapy for older ... More

The Role of Community- and Home-Based Interventions in Late-Life Depression  

Laura N. Gitlin

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
Depressive disorders are highly prevalent and among the most debilitating conditions in late life. If untreated, depression has profound effects on quality of life and health; it also ... More

Understanding and Treating the Psychosocial Consequences of Infertility  

Arthur L. Greil, Lone Schmidt, and Brennan Peterson

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Apr 2016
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May 2014
Psychological distress and infertility are linked in a complex pattern, such that distress may be a cause of infertility and reduce the probability of achieving a pregnancy at the same ... More

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