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Selective mutism: a review and integration of the last 15 years.
Selective mutism (SM) is a rare childhood disorder characterized by a lack of speech in one or more settings in which speaking is socially expected. A comprehensive and uniform theory about theExpand
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Correlates and predictors of parenting stress among internationally adopting mothers: A longitudinal investigation
  • A. Viana, J. Welsh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of behavioral development
  • 15 April 2010
This study examined correlates and predictors of parenting stress among internationally adopting (IA) mothers with the goal of expanding the knowledge base on the experiences of adoptive parents. OneExpand
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Interventions for Internationally Adopted Children and Families: A Review of the Literature
Internationally adopted (IA) children are at increased risk for health-related, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. This article reviews the literature on various interventions currently usedExpand
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Impulsive behaviors as an emotion regulation strategy: examining associations between PTSD, emotion dysregulation, and impulsive behaviors among substance dependent inpatients.
Recent investigations have demonstrated that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with a range of impulsive behaviors (e.g., risky sexual behavior and antisocial behavior). The purposeExpand
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Non-medical use of prescription drugs among Mississippi youth: constitutional, psychological, and family factors.
OBJECTIVE The non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among youth is a significant public health concern, ranking as the second most frequently used class of drug in youth after marijuana.Expand
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Ready to Adopt: Characteristics and Expectations of Preadoptive Families Pursuing International Adoptions
ABSTRACT The present work is a descriptive study of preadoptive characteristics of families pursuing international adoptions. Families were recruited through six adoption agencies and twoExpand
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Perceived attachment: relations to anxiety sensitivity, worry, and GAD symptoms.
This investigation examined the relation between perceived alienation from parents and peers, anxiety sensitivity (AS), and current worry and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms with the goalExpand
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Fears of cognitive dyscontrol and publicly observable anxiety symptoms: depression predictors in moderate-to-high worriers.
This study examined the relation between dimensions of anxiety sensitivity (AS) and depression symptoms in 94 moderate-to-high worriers (mean age=19.02 years, SD=2.07; age range=18-36; 76.6%Expand
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Developmental Outcomes of Internationally Adopted Children
This study followed 106 international adoptees over an 18-month period. Mothers completed the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) at 6, 12, and 24 months post-adoption, assessing their children'sExpand
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Emotion Dysregulation Explains Associations Between Anxiety Sensitivity and Hazardous Drinking and Drinking Motives Among Adult Treatment-Seeking Smokers
Smoking and drinking frequently co-occur. For example, alcohol use is associated with smoking lapses during quit attempts. However, little is known regarding psychological factors explaining drinkingExpand
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