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Psychotropic Medications and Contemporary Social Work  

Kia J. Bentley and Christopher P. Kogut

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Jun 2013
To advance the discussion of the interface between psychopharmacology and contemporary social work practice, we present a brief primer on the different types of medications used in ... More

Quality of Care  

Enola Proctor and J. Curtis McMillen

Assessing and improving the quality of social services is one of the most pressing concerns for social work practice and research. Practice in nearly every setting is affected by ... More

Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders  

Concepcion Barrio, Mercedes Hernandez, Paula Helu Fernandez, and Judith A. DeBonis

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Jul 2015
Social workers in health and mental health and across public and private health sectors are expected to be knowledgeable of comprehensive approaches to effectively serve individuals ... More

Stress Effects on Health  

Paula S. Nurius and Charles P. Hoy-Ellis

Evolving understandings of stress have literally transformed how we think about health as contextualized within complex and multilevel transactions between individuals and their ... More

Suicide  

Stacey Freedenthal

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Every year, more people in the world die from suicide than from homicide and wars combined. Efforts to reduce suicide have made several advances. Research has identified numerous suicide ... More

Survivors of Suicide, Those Left Behind When Someone Dies by Suicide  

Julie Cerel and Myfanwy Maple

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Jun 2014
Suicide is a more prevalent cause of death in many countries than automobile accidents, homicide, and breast cancer. Despite this, the experience of people left behind after a suicide is ... More

Survivorship  

Katherine Walsh

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Apr 2014
The term survivor has been applied to people who have endured diverse traumatic or life-threatening experiences ranging from sexual abuse to airplane crashes and wars. In the past 25 ... More

Terminal Illness  

Grace Christ

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The ability of medical technology to prolong life over the past century has forced an examination of the experience and care of the dying. Many diseases that once were expected to follow a ... More

The Brief Therapies  

Gilbert J. Greene

Research and meta-analysis of research on psychotherapy outcome has consistently supported the use of therapy that is planned from the beginning to be brief. In recent years several brief ... More

The Relationships Between Impulse-Control Disorders, Compulsion Disorders, and Addictions  

Gordon MacNeil and B. Michelle Brazeal

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Jun 2013
This article presents information regarding the evolving understanding of the relationships between impulse-control disorders, compulsion-related disorders, and addictions (both ... More

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