International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews


Review Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews GROUP PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION: REPORT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CURRICULAR PSYCHOLOGY STAGE Lívia Monteiro* , Maria Catarina Ferraz2, Cybelle Accioly3, Eliane Nóbrega4, Mônica de Oliveira Osório Albuquerque5 e Josene Carvalho6. Background: Pain for the loss of health is not easy to be elaborated by the patient, especially when it directly impacts on his quality of life. Group intervention can be a possibility to work on sufferings, because patients share experiences, which favors overcoming difficulties and adaptations. Objective: to report the experience of group psychological intervention, analyzing the role of psychology trainees in group mediation. Methodology: report of experience. Results and discussion: In the group performed by the psychology interns with patients attended at a school hospital in Recife-PE, the group was constituted. The trainees were facilitators under the supervision of the psychologist of the hospital team, sought to preserve individual and group space, managed the speeches, encouraging the silent participants and preventing the predominance of the speakers. At each meeting they used group dynamics, storytelling, poetry readings, collages, favoring speech and peer identification. The trainees made use of careful clinical listening, transfer and group management in the opening, development and closure at each meeting. For each stage of this, supervisor support was essential. Conclusion: By providing speech in the group, the trainees allowed the patients to reflect on themselves and the history of the other, reorganizing their experiences, promoting and preventing health. And this experience for the trainees enabled the development of group management skills, decision making, conflict mediation, communication and clinical listening. Keywords: group, psychology and intervention ...


Review Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANXIETY AND PAIN DISORDERS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW William Barros Agrelli Girão¹*; Mateus Cotias Filizola2; Guilherme Brazão3; Rita de Cássia Hoffmann Leão4, Tatiana de Paula Santana da Silva5; Everton Botelho Souge6 FACOTTUR Introduction: Somatic Symptom Disorder is characterized, by the Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, by distressing somatic symptoms linked to abnormal thoughts, feelings and behaviors in response to these symptoms. The prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder in primary care is quite significant, and new empirical evidence suggests that there is a clinically relevant interaction between anxiety and pain intensity felt by the patient in a context of somatization of symptoms. Objectives: To analyze in the literature the relationship between anxiety disorders and psychosomatic pain. Methodology: The research was carried out in the CAPES Periodic databases, PubMed and Regional Portal of the VHL. The terms “Anxiety Disorders”, “Pain” and “Psychophysiological Disorders” were considered as descriptors. Articles published between 2013 and 2018 were included. Results: Of the 2095 articles found, only seven were included in the review. Evidence has been found that anxiety may stem from social distress or primary pathologies. It can be expressed somatically under different forms of pain, such as: gastrointestinal, precordial, dental or cephalic. Evidence has also been found that anxiety exac-erbates dental and cephalic pain, and it chronicises localized back pain and cephalic pain. Con-clusion: The literature on the interaction between anxiety and psychosomatic pain is still incipient to the detriment of the complexity and comprehensiveness of the phenomenon. We also high-light the need for further research on diagnostic and therapeutic teaching strategies of health professionals in order to reduce the morbidity resulting from these events. Keywords: Pain, Anxiety Disorders, Psychophysiological Disorders ...

Systematic Review of Attention Testing in Allegedly “Untestable” Populations

Review Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews Systematic Review of Attention Testing in Allegedly “Untestable” Populations Verônica M. Rosário, Cristiano Mauro A. Gomes and Cybelle Maria V. Loureiro Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil Test use is extremely important, not only for clinical practice, but also for scientific research. Nonetheless, some populations have been considered “untestable”. Among the different cognitive abilities assessed using tests, attention is a fundamental one. The present study presents a systematic review of the literature on attention testing in people with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder, in order to identify: (1) if there are any tests that are fit to assess these populations; (2) which adaptations would be necessary for such tests to become fit; and (3) what limits and needs are involved. Our literature review identified 39 studies (review papers and empirical studies), all of which concern the administration of attention tests for people with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The selected papers are presented and discussed from two analysis categories: (a) tests, attention abilities, and populations under study; (b) procedures and adaptations made to the testing settings. We identified 72 attention tests, where the majority of the groups of participants in the studies that were analyzed presented mild symptoms. The main adaptations done to the tests refer to strategies used to assist the comprehension of tasks, to communicate instructions, to assure engagement during the procedure, and ways to emit answers. The implications of our results are discussed. Verônica Magalhães Rosário, Departamento de Instrumentos e Canto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil; Cristiano Mauro Assis Gomes, Departamento de Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil; Cybelle Maria Veiga Loureiro, Departamento de Instrumentos e Canto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil. The Second author earns a Research Productivity Fellowship ...


Research Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews MENTAL DISORDERS IN PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS Eduardo Falcão Felisberto da Silva1*, Sara Salvador de Araújo Albuquerque2, Leopoldo Nelson Fernandes Barbosa3, Mônica Cristina Batista de Melo4 Introduction: According to the World Health Organization, 450 million people suffer from mental disorders. Studies in Brazil show a common mental disorders prevalence (CMD) ranging from 17% to 35%. Method: The study analyzed the prevalence of CMD in 147 university students from psychology course. In this study was used the Self-reporting questionnaire - Brazilian version (SRQ-20), and a socio-demographic questionnaire. Results: Prevalence of 33.33% of CMD risk in the studied sample. The decreased vital energy and somatic symptoms are the factors that most point out those who are prone to CMD. Conclusion: Analyzing the internal factors of SRQ-20, the negative impact of those people prone to common mental disorders is evident. Keywords: Psychology; Mental Disorders; Students ...

Dr. Ragea Mohamed Alqahtani
Dean, College of Education, Najran University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Osama Hasan Gaber
Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Education – Najran University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Putilov, Arcady A.
Chief researcher, Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia

Dr. Ana Paula Mendes Correia Couceiro Figueira
Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra , Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Dr. Sam Vaknin
Professor of Finance and Psychology in Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies

Dr. M. Kubilay Akman
Associate Professor, Uşak University, Department of Sociology

Dr. Vittorio Lenzo
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Psychology Division, University of Messina, via A. Bivona 1, 98122 Messina

Dr. Salama Aqeel salama Al-mehsin
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology – Prince Sattam University Abdul Aziz -Saudi Arabia

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1.Sousa, R.A; Silva, W.R; Oliveira Melo, I.F.O; Silva, A.C.P.S; Vasconcelos, S.C; Silva, T.P.S. Training in Suicide Prevention for Health Professionals in Pernambuco. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2018, 1:5
2.Sousa, R.A; Silva, W.R; Fretas Júnior, P.B; Vasconcelos, S.C; Sougey, E.B; Silva, T.P.S. The Association of Psychosocial Factors With Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2018, 1:4

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