Paul Alex Mabe

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This article addresses the relationship between children's religious beliefs and spiritual practices and the presence of psychopathology. Study of this subject represents a formidable task due to the complexity and diversity of the constructs involved, heterogeneity in religious beliefs and practices, and the difficulty in discriminating between the(More)
As the estimates of prevalence and cost of mental health problems in our children continue to rise, it is incumbent on our society to have an effective and cost-efficient means to address this health crisis. Consistently, the research literature indicates that PMT offers great promise as an efficacious treatment of conduct-disordered children. There are(More)
The recovery model is wielding a welcome influence in the mental healthcare system. Despite its potential impact, systematic studies of the recovery construct as viewed by consumers and former consumers of mental health services have only recently begun to permeate the literature. We have embarked on an ongoing collaboration with the Georgia Mental Health(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been increasing pressures to adopt or incorporate dimensional representations in various sections of DSM-5 including the psychotic disorders section. Thus far, findings offered as evidence of a continuous distribution of psychosis are limited given their exclusive focus on the manifest rather than latent structure of psychotic(More)
Given the impact of the family on the etiology, identification, and treatment of child mental health problems, this article addresses the role of the family in psychiatric emergencies. This article covers relevant aspects of family evaluation in an emergency context, factors that determine the family's role in disposition, and planning of family(More)
The experience of childhood cancer can be one of the most severe stressors that parents endure. Studies using illness-specific measures of parental stress indicate that moderate-to-severe parenting stress is quite common in the first year of childhood cancer treatment, and as many as 5% to 10% of these parents go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder.(More)
Thirty mothers of preterm infants requiring neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization were assigned randomly to one of three groups to assess differences in treatment effectiveness of facilitating parental adaptation to the NICU stresses. Groups consisted of: (a) a treatment group receiving videotape training in active problem-focused coping(More)
Symptoms of ADHD in Adults The core ADHD symptoms in adults appear to be developmentally related to those in children and include the classic triad, namely, inattention/distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. There is growing consensus, however, that the central feature of ADHD is disinhibition. Adults with ADHD have difficulty stopping themselves(More)
From a stratified, random sampling of non-urban high schools in the Southeast, survey data were obtained from 5374 adolescent males. Over half reported trying smokeless tobacco, and approximately one third of these reported a regular, substantial level of use. The average age at initial use was 12.2 yr. and was negatively correlated with the level of use.(More)
The recovery model has permeated mental health systems by leading to the development of new psychiatric interventions and services and the reconfiguration of traditional ones. There is growing evidence that these interventions and services confer benefits in clinical and recovery-oriented outcomes. Despite the seeming adoption of recovery by policy makers,(More)