Simona Catalina Stefan

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) for social anxiety disorder has been found effective, as attested by independently conducted randomized controlled trials in four languages. The study aim is to test the efficacy of an iCBT program in a culture where it was not tested before (i.e. Romania). METHODS Participants (n =(More)
Over the last decades, around the world, the concept of competitiveness was long debated by economists (and others), widely used and even sometimes overused. Although at the theoretical level, a number of determinant factors of health care organizations' competitiveness have been proposed, their diversity and the little empirical data available argues for(More)
Major depressive disorder is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition in youth, so developing efficient treatments is a priority for mental health professionals. Psychotherapy (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy/CBT), pharmacotherapy (i.e., SSRI medication), and their combination have been shown to be effective in treating youth depression; however,(More)
The current study investigated the correspondence between positive beliefs about worry and the actual functions of worry, as they are perceived on the spot, in a stressful, uncontrollable circumstance. Participants (N = 79) were immersed in a stressful and uncontrollable situation, that of an impromptu speech. Half of the participants were randomly assigned(More)
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