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A psychotherapy is a treatment technique for mental and emotional disorders. There are many types of psychotherapy. Some have been empirically tested and are known to be very effective, such as cognitive therapy. Many New Age therapies, however, are little more than a mixture of metaphysics, religion and pseudoscientific "insights". Some of the therapies described are energy breathing, rebirthing, and reparenting.
The History, Function and Symbolic process of dreams. The Continuity and Progression of dream life. The Structural Dream Analysis and a clinic case. (In Spanish)
Shyness may be defined experientially as discomfort and/or inhibition in interpersonal situations that interferes with pursuing one's interpersonal or professional goals. It is a form of excessive self-focus, a preoccupation with one's thoughts, feelings and physical reactions. It may vary from mild social awkwardness to totally inhibiting social phobia. Shyness may be chronic and dispositional, serving as a personality trait that is central in one's self definition. Situational shyness involves experiencing the symptoms of shyness in specific social performance situations but not incorporating it into one's self-concept.
The depression-screening.org web site is sponsored by the National Mental Health Association (NMHA) as part of NMHA's Campaign for America's Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
Comprehensive site of content resources in psychology, organized by content area.
Association of 62 psychology licensing boards in the U.S. and Canada. Site provides information on licensure, the licensing exam in psychology, and professional mobility for psychologists.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of 2 sets of guidelines to provide recommendations on this condition, is intended for use by primary care clinicians working in primary care settings.
A great deal of the literature on the relationship between anxiety and performance has come from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. This paper examines the relationship between the two constructs from a psychodynamic perspective. Included is a discussion of winning and the anxiety of separation from an object relations perspective, the dread of success, self psychology, Freudian instinct theory, and the secondary gain that is found in defeat.
This paper examines the relationship between anxiety and performance from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Previous research in the field has suggested that the majority of consultations conducted by sport psychologists are related to anxiety. Included is a discussion on the theoretical underpinnings of anxiety and how it relates to performance. Research conducted on the relationship between anxiety and performance is also discussed. A review of the cognitive-behavioral treatments that have been used for anxiety reduction and performance enhancement within the field of athletics is included.
A shockwave based example of the well-known Muller-Lyer illusion.
Hallucinations are defined as "an apparent perception of an external object when no such object is present". It is to be differentiated from illusions in which real perceptions are misinterpreted. Although typically associated with psychiatric disorders, the hallucinatory experience has a wide range of etiologies that may include but is not limited to the following: neurological insult, seizure and sleep disorders, drug reactions, substance abuse, grief, stress, as well as metabolic, endocrine and infectious diseases.