Rebecca Erin Kelly

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BACKGROUND This research aimed to test whether positive, negative, or conflicting appraisals about activated mood states (e.g., energetic and high states) predicted bipolar disorder. METHODS A sample of individuals from clinical and control groups (171 with bipolar disorder, 42 with unipolar depression, and 64 controls) completed a measure of appraisals(More)
Individuals may appraise internal states positively or negatively. Positive appraisals involve desiring or pursuing the state or experience, while negative appraisals involve dreading or avoiding the experience. The extent to which individuals make extreme positive or negative appraisals of high, activated, energetic states might determine whether they(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has shown that tendencies to tenaciously pursue goals and flexibly adapt goals independently relate to well-being in adults in mid-to-late life, but research has not tested whether these tendencies interact. For example, tenacity may only predict well-being in combination with flexibility. This research tests whether these(More)
OBJECTIVES Ambivalence is regarded as a key target for psychotherapeutic change. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a brief expressive writing intervention for reducing distress about goal ambivalence. DESIGN A sample of 40 undergraduate students were randomly allocated to an experimental 'expressive writing' condition or a control(More)
Frail individuals are at higher risk of adverse outcomes, and need identification and priority access to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). We prospectively collected data on new referrals to our day hospital. Levels of frailty were measured with the SHARE Frailty Instrument for Primary Care (SHARE-FI). Of 257 patients assessed (90 men, 167 women),(More)
The integrative cognitive model provides a comprehensive account of bipolar disorder (BD) that, if empirically supported, has important potential implications for psychological therapies. This article is the first to review the evidence for this model. We evaluate the evidence (up to 2017) for four hypotheses derived uniquely from the model: extreme(More)
BACKGROUND Extreme appraisals of internal states correlate with and prospectively predict mood symptoms in adults, and discriminate individuals with bipolar disorder from individuals with unipolar depression and non-clinical controls. AIMS These findings required replication in adolescents. This study sought to investigate the relationships between(More)
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