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5150: On Unethical Privacy  

Matthew E. Reynolds

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Jul 2015
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Oct 2014
5150: On Unethical Privacy is an autobiographical piece where Matthew Reynolds recounts the situation wherein he was involuntarily committed shortly before his 21st birthday. He describes ... More

Abnormal Psychology  

Paige H. Fisher, Susan Nolan, and Magdalena Galazyn

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Aug 2015
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Apr 2015
This chapter offers recommendations, evidence-based when possible, on teaching abnormal psychology in an effective and engaging manner. In the first section, we address issues related to ... More

Abuse of Persons with Disabilities: Prevention and Reporting  

Angela Kuemmel

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Oct 2016
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Jun 2015
Abuse of people with disabilities is a substantial problem because of the particular physical, emotional, and sexual vulnerabilities that people with disabilities have, in addition to being ... More

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Smoking Cessation  

Jonathan B. Bricker

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Nov 2021
This article summarizes the theory, clinical methods, evidence, and mechanisms of action for the application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to tobacco smoking cessation. ... More

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

Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Interventions  

Robert Zettle and Suzanne Gird

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Jun 2017
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Apr 2016
Acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions are part of the third generation of cognitive–behavioral therapies (Hayes, 2004). Among these approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy ... More

Access Denied: Dieter’s Struggle to Live in the World(s) of Others  

Dieter du Plessis

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
The autobiographical story of Dieter is sketched here to portray his struggle to fit in the worlds of others while living in a world that is created from his luscious and profound ... More

Acculturation and Alcohol Use Among Hispanic and Asian American College Students: What Do We Know and Where Could We Go?  

Byron L. Zamboanga, Cara C. Tomaso, and P. Priscilla Lui

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2016
Many college students, are susceptible to alcohol use and related problems, including Hispanic and Asian Americans. A potential factor contributing to this risk is acculturation, which can ... More

Acculturation and Physical Activity Among Latinos  

Ana F. Abraído-Lanza, Karen R. Flórez, and Rachel C. Shelton

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2016
Despite the many health benefits of physical activity (PA), the majority of Latinos do not meet recommended levels of PA. This chapter provides an overview of research on acculturation and ... More

Acculturation by Plasticity and Stability in Neural Processes: Considerations for Global Mental Health Challenges  

Joshua O. S. Goh

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Dec 2021
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Mar 2022
The cultural environment can have significant influence on the brain. This is not surprising given that plasticity with respect to environmental stimulation defines neural morphological ... More

Acculturation Research Critiques and Alternative Research Designs  

Floyd Rudmin, Bo Wang, and Joaquim de Castro

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Sep 2017
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Feb 2016
Dictionary definitions concur that “acculturation” means second-culture acquisition, but “acculturation” began as a Eurocentric concept that inferior peoples improve themselves by imitating ... More

Acquisition of Possessions in Hoarding Disorder  

Randy O. Frost and Astrid Müller

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
Accumulating evidence suggests that the overwhelming majority of people with hoarding disorder (HD) acquire excessively. Excessive acquisition in HD is associated with greater severity of ... More

ACT and CBT in Older Age: Towards a Wise Synthesis  

David Gillanders and Ken Laidlaw

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Oct 2014
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Jul 2014
In this chapter we review the application of a new form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and consider its use with older people. We provide an ... More

ACT for Children and Adolescents  

Julie M. Petersen, Louise Hayes, Duncan Gillard, and Joseph Ciarrochi

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Jun 2022
Mental health concerns among children and adolescents are a common and growing international concern. Working with youth requires a developmental lens in order to capture the range of ... More

ACT for the Treatment of Psychosis and Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders  

Brandon A. Gaudiano and Stacy Ellenberg

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May 2022
Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis (ACTp) is supported by a number of randomized controlled trials documenting that the treatment is safe and efficacious for patients with ... More

Additive and Alternative Approaches to Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  

Jordana Muroff, Abigail Ross, and Joseph Rothfarb

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
While cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy are “gold standard” treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), complementary and alternative treatments are frequently ... More

Addressing Barriers and Limitations of Developmental Screening in Community Contexts: Moving Beyond the Red Flag  

Rebecca B. Silver, Megan Beers, Leandra Godoy, and Susan Dickstein

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Feb 2020
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Dec 2019
This chapter describes the triage assessment, a structured way for mental health consultants to conceptualize concerns identified via developmental screening processes and frame feedback to ... More

ADHD and Substance Use  

Karen J. Derefinko and William E. Pelham Jr.

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2014
This chapter discusses the current understanding of relations between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use. Children with ADHD are at risk for problems in ... More

Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges  

Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter outlines the ways in which depression and other mental health issues influence adherence and health-behavior change. Patient adherence and health-behavior change are defined ... More

Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disabilities: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Findings, and Unresolved Issues  

Hanoch Livneh and Erin Martz

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Chronic illnesses and disabilities (CID) are integral parts of life, and their likelihood of occurrence increases with one's age. The experience of CID invariably necessitates personal ... More

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