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THE COMBINATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ADULT DEPRESSION: A COMPREHENSIVE META-ANALYSIS

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Pim CUIJPERS*1,2,3,4, Leonore DE WIT1,2, Erica WEITZ1,2, Gerhard ANDERSSON3,4, Marcus J.H. HUIBERS1,2 1VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 3Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 4Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Abstract No meta-analysis in the field of depression has examined the effects of combined treatment compared with pill placebo, […]

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ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY’S PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION UNDER SCRUTINY: AN IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION OF A-ONTOLOGY

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Daniel DAVID* & Cristina MOGOAȘE Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) emerged as a “third wave” cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and rapidly gained popularity and empirical support. However, the assumptions underlying it as a scientific program may be debatable. This article critically discusses its philosophical foundation, putting under scrutiny the a-ontology as […]

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THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STRESS, NEGATIVE AFFECT, RUMINATION AND SOCIAL ANXIETY

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Sergiu Paul VĂLENAȘ* & Aurora SZENTAGOTÁI-TĂTAR Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Rumination is a vulnerability factor involved in the development of depression and anxiety. Despite the fact that some studies have proposed a relationship between rumination and social anxiety, more data is needed to draw clear conclusions. Moreover, there is a need for research aiming […]

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EARLY MALADAPTATIVE SCHEMAS AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN ADULTS

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Fumiyo OSHIMA* 1, Kazunori IWASA2, Hirofumi NISHINAKA3, & Eiji SHIMIZU1,3 1 Chiba University, Chiba, Japan 2 Shujitsu University, Okayama, Japan 3 Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan Abstract This study investigated the differences in early maladaptive schemas between adult outpatients with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (n = 48) and a non-clinical controls (n = 86). […]

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DEPRESSION AND DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS. PREDICTORS OF NEGATIVE APPRAISAL OF INSULIN TREATMENT

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Amfiana GHERMAN* 1& Anca ALIONESCU2 1Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Clinical Centre of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract While insulin treatment is one of the most effective means of controlling glycemia levels in patients with diabetes, there is a significant percentage of such patients that refuse the initiation of this treatment or its […]

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SELF-EVALUATION AND MENTAL HEALTH: AN EXPERIMENTAL ASSESSMENT

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Stanislava POPOV* 1, Mikloš BIRO², Jelena RADANOVIĆ2 ¹Medical High School, Zrenjanin, Serbia ²Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad, Serbia Abstract In this study we experimentally tested the relationship between unconditional self-acceptance (USA) and self-esteem, both explicit (ESE) and implicit (ISE). Our first aim was to investigate whether the interaction between ISE and ESE […]

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AFFECTIVE FORECASTING IN A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK TASK

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Carmen D. COTEȚ* & Emilia A. VEREȘEZAN Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Affective forecasts refer to individual predictions regarding future emotions. In this study, we aimed to examine relative and absolute accuracy of affective forecasts, as well as possible predictors of absolute accuracy in affective forecasting. A number of 95 participants (M age = 20.33, […]

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COMPARING COGNITIVE STRATEGIES IN THE PROCESS OF EMOTION REGULATION

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Raluca IGNA* & Simona ȘTEFAN Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Mindfulness has been poorly investigated in relation to several forms of cognitive strategies. Hence we wanted to see if mindfulness obtains similar results as reappraisal, imagery and rational statements, in terms of emotional response (reduced level of negative emotions and distress) and negative automatic thoughts […]

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING AND HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN ROMANIAN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

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Patriciu ACHIMAȘ-CADARIU*1,2, Mihaela IANCU1*, Florina POP2, Cătălin VLAD1,2, Alexandru IRIMIE1,2 1”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2”Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta” Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Revealing a diagnosis of breast cancer influences not only the quality of life (HRQoL), but also aspects related to emotional reactions and affective problems. The evaluation […]

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