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  • 1.
    Soares, Joaquim J. F.
    et al.
    Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden, and Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden .
    Macassa, Gloria
    Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden .
    Grossi, Giorgio
    National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health , Stockholm, Sweden .
    Viitasara, Eija
    Mittuniversitetet, Mid Sweden University, Department of Health Sciences, Sundsvall, Sweden .
    Psychosocial Correlates of Hopelessness Among Men2008In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, E-ISSN 1651-2316, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 50-61Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examined overall hopelessness, explored differences in various variables (e.g. burnout) between men reporting no/mild hopelessness and moderate/severe hopelessness, and scrutinized factors associated with hopelessness. The study design was cross-sectional, and the participants were 517 men randomly selected from the general population. About 12% of men reported moderate/severe hopelessness, and men with moderate/severe hopelessness were more often older, divorced/widowed, low educated, employed in blue-collar positions, on sick leave/other/unemployment/retirement, and financially strained. They also reported more depression, posttraumatic symptoms, and burnout. Only unemployment/retirement, depression, and posttraumatic symptoms were independently associated with an increased risk for moderate/severe hopelessness in the regression analysis, with unemployment and retirement as the most important factors. In conclusion, this study seems to corroborate previous findings and may provide new insights into men's experiences and predictors of hopelessness. More research into the predictors of hopelessness in men is warranted.

  • 2. Wisksell, Rikard
    et al.
    Dahl, JoAnne
    University of Gävle, Department of Education and Psychology, Ämnesavdelningen för psykologi.
    Evaluation of a behavior analysis and treatment of progressive Myoclonus epilepsy, type Unverricht-Lundborg: a Case Study2003In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, E-ISSN 1651-2316, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 38-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This case study of a 14-yr-old boy evaluates the clinical effectiveness of a psychological treatment within a behaviour medicine approach to epilepsy of a subject with progressive myoclonic epilepsy. The pattern of seizure behaviour was identified in the behaviour analysis. Self-management skills were taught to the client and in vivo exposure was subsequently used in a desensitization process. The main findings in this study were that the debilitating effects of the myoclonic jerks can be reduced and functioning level improved when fear of seizures is reduced. These results indicate that psychological treatment can increase the level of functioning in clients with progressive myoclonic epilepsy.

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