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Dollinger, Stephen J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1983
Describes the use of behavioral procedures as part of systems-oriented family therapy for the treatment of an adolescent girl's functional blackouts. Treatment successfully eliminated blackouts without directly addressing clear psychosexual issues. Discusses the case in terms of conceptualizing etiology and treatments and advocates working with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques
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Mehrabian, Albert; Weinstein, Lisa – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1985
In a preliminary study of a single group of suicide attempters, male and female subjects did not differ in temperament characteristics. Data from both sexes indicated that suicide-prone individuals have unpleasant, arousable, and submissive temperaments, with arousability a strong discriminator of suicide attempters relative to the general…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Neurosis, Personality Traits
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Lehrer, Paul M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Compared physiological effects of progressive relaxation, alpha feedback, and a no-treatment condition. Nonpatients showed more psychophysiological habituation than patients in response to hearing very loud tones and to reaction time tasks. Patients showed greater physiological response to relaxation than nonpatients. After relaxation, autonomic…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Neurosis, Patients, Physiology
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Sadd, Susan; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Fear of success and failure scales were administered. Scores were intercorrelated. Results indicated fear of success is not unidimensional. Measures of fear of success and fear of failure were highly related. Stable orthogonal factors were obtained: fear of success, test anxiety, sex-role-related attitudes, neurotic insecurity, and the value of…
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Failure, Fear of Success
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Butler, Gillian; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Assigned 57 subjects meeting criteria for generalized anxiety disorder to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), behavior therapy (BT), or a waiting-list control group. Made assessments before treatment, after treatment, and six months later. Results showed a consistent pattern of change favoring CBT in measures of anxiety, depression, and cognition.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring
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Friedman, Alan F.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1981
Constructed three new scales (neurotic, psychotic, and maladjustment overlap scales) to test the hypothesis that overlapping items of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory scales measure factors common to the criterion groups associated with the scales. Results support the hypothesis and the validity of the three new scales. (WAS)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Emotional Adjustment, Individual Differences, Neurosis
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Margraf, Jurgen; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Compared alprazolam, imipramine, and placebo in the treatment of panic disorder patients (n=59) to investigate concerns about the internal validity of the double-blind design. Found that the great majority of patients and physicians were able to rate accurately whether active drug or placebo had been given and physicians could distinguish between…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Drug Therapy, Foreign Countries, Neurosis
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Skinner, Harvey A.; Jackson, Douglas N. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Evaluated relationships among Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) code types from the Gilberstadt and Duker and the Marks, Seeman, and Haller systems. Superordinate types were identified: neurotic, psychotic and sociopathic. Data from the MMPI do not support the practice of highly differentiated classification within the three…
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Identification, Labeling (of Persons)