Journal of Mental Health Disorders
Personality Functioning: An Opportunity for Treatment Personalization
As the literature shows, the categorical diagnosis of personality has received numerous criticisms. Over the years, authors suggest that personality dysfunction is distributed along a dimensional continuum. Dimensional assessment of personality severity has been included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Section III, and in the World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, where levels of personality functioning are posited to account for personality complexityJ Ment Health Disord, 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, p1-5 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.2.011
Clinical Supervision: Getting It Right!
The article ‘Enablers and barriers to effective clinical supervision in the workplace: a rapid evidence review’ presents evidence from the international literature on effective clinical supervision. The review searched nearly 16000 international publications to answer the question: What makes effective clinical supervision? When in place and done well, clinical supervision has many benefits for the organisation, professional development and patient services.J Ment Health Disord, 2021, Volume 1, Issue 2, p59-60 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.1.009
Educators as Essential Workers in the Era of COVID-19: Applying Lessons from Disaster Recovery
In the article, “Mental Health Framework: Coronavirus pandemic in post-Katrina New Orleans” , Shervington and Richardson offer recommendations about how to anticipate and address disaster-related, trauma exposures associated with the coronavirus pandemicJ Ment Health Disord, 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, p29-32 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.1.004
“All the lonely people, where do they all belong?”
Loneliness is a distressing experience perceived as isolation and rejection. It has been recognized as a social problem throughout the existence of Homo sapiens, and is now considered, in conjunction with social isolation, to be an emergent public health problem affecting all age groupsJ Ment Health Disord, 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, p15-28 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.1.003
Interviewing Techniques for Patients with Intellectual Disability
Levels of Intellectual Disability and Categories of Communicative Skills When conducting a patient interview, it is crucial to understand the individuals’ level of ID as well as their expressive language skills in order to communicate effectivelyJ Ment Health Disord, 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, p10-14 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.1.002
Measuring the Impact of Stressors through Self-reporting on the Temporal Nature of How Perceived Stress Emerges and Dissipates
Chronic stress exposure is linked to health and performance deficits including mental disorders, chronic diseases, and metabolic conditions. Stress management is an active process of coping with internal or external stressors to prevent or dampen biological and psychological strainJ Ment Health Disord, 2021, Volume 1, Issue 1, p1-9 | DOI: 10.33696/mentalhealth.1.001
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