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PROBLEM   Little is known about effective nursing interventions for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. The purpose of this study was to discover which aspects of nursing care are most effective, according to nurses, in recovery of normal body weight in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. METHODS   A qualitative descriptive research design was applied with(More)
Research on brain areas involved in experiencing emotion and physical pain is abundant; however, psychological pain has received little attention in studies of the brain. The purpose of this systematic review was to provide an overview of studies on brain function related to psychological pain. The review was limited to studies in which participants(More)
Psychological pain is a prominent symptom of clinical depression. We asked if frontal alpha asymmetry, frontal EEG power, and frontal fractal dimension asymmetry predicted psychological pain in adults with a history of depression. Resting-state frontal EEG (F3/F4) was recorded while participants (N=35) sat upright with their eyes closed. Frontal delta power(More)
Psychological pain is a prominent symptom in people who experience depression, but its relation with physiological measures has not been explored. This study compared two measures of psychological pain, the Orbach & Mikulincer Mental Pain (OMMP) questionnaire and the Psychache Scale, for their relationship with resting-state heart rate variability (HRV) in(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to develop - from the patients' perspective - a tentative theoretical model explaining the effectiveness of inpatient nursing care of adolescents diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. BACKGROUND The continuous and direct involvement of nurses with patients is likely to play a significant role in the recovery(More)
Psychological pain frequently underlies thoughts of suicide. We investigated if recent suicidal desire moderated the association between potential neurophysiological markers and psychological pain assessed on the Psychache Scale (PS) and the Orbach & Mikulincer Mental Pain Questionnaire (OMMP). The OMMP specifically assesses current psychological pain that(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and test an evidence-based guideline that would support nursing care for suicidal patients with schizophrenia. DESIGN AND METHODS Systematic review of the literature and consultation of experts preceded completion of the guideline. Twenty-one nurses from two mental health institutions tested the guideline(More)
BACKGROUND Psychosocial and behavioural interventions that address suicidal thoughts and behaviour during treatment (direct interventions) might be more effective in preventing suicide and suicide attempts than indirect interventions that address symptoms associated with suicidal behaviour only (eg, hopelessness, depression, anxiety, quality of life). To(More)
BACKGROUND Transgender individuals have a gender identity that differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The population size of transgender individuals in the United States is not well-known, in part because official records, including the US Census, do not include data on gender identity. Population surveys today more often collect(More)
We thank Drs. Habenstein, Reisch, and Michel (this issue) for their response to our review of brain areas involved in the experience of psychological pain, as it provides an opportunity to clarify and elaborate. Their main arguments were that participants in the study by Reisch et al. (2010) did not meet our definition of psychological pain, and that grief(More)