Anna Lucia Spear King

Anna Lucia Spear King
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | UFRJ · Instituto de Psiquiatria (IPUB)

PhD in Mental Health

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Introduction: With the evolution of technologies, new digital resources have emerged establishing different practices in human behavior, including the excessive use of digital devices, causing different dependencies due to the nonconscious use of these technologies. The digital use of digital devices will always be very important to the organizatio...
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Introduction: Nomophobia means fear of running out of cell phone. Today, Nomophobia relates to the fear of running out of any digital resources. Objective: To review literature on nomophobia from its earliest publications to the present day. Method: Systematic literature review in the PubMed, Web of Science, PsycInfo, Portal CAPES, LILACS, COCHRA...
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Introduction Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused social and economic damages. People have adapted to a new reality of physical distance. Objective The study aimed to assess the use of digital devices and social media, focusing on psychosocial and demographic factors of people´s sexual behavior during the pandemic. Methods A total of 1,357...
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Background information: Due to the expansion of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), many countries have adopted social isolation as a preventive measure to contain the disease. Staying at home led to the adaptation of many professional activities to work at home (Home Office) in order to make possible the continuity and creation of new work systems, bu...
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Background: Given the social distancing adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the internet has been transformed from a convenience into a necessity. The behavioral changes caused by isolation have ranged from adaptation of consumption, work, and teaching routines to leisure options to occupy idle time at home. Such transformations can be positive b...
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Introduction: On the world stage unlimited internet access by smartphones have made in social, cultural and economic relations, has transformed the world to be faster and more efficient. In this context, health care requires more attention. Health professionals must be concerned about the majority of the patient's care on the use of smartphone's i...
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Objective: Describe objectively the possibilities of physical and psychological impacts due to working conditions in the home office during social isolation by COVID-19. Method: Literature review in the last ten years addressing the unprecedented condition of working at home office in social isolation. Results: The findings showed that physical imp...
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Introduction: Digital technologies have brought about significant changes in all aspects of life and society. It is relevant to research the new habits of people due to the excessive and unconscious use of digital technologies and their interference in their lives from a psychological point of view, due to the changes it can bring. Objective: The o...
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The book features scales that measure the mild, moderate and severe degrees of social network dependencies (facebook, instagram, whatsapp, twitter), netflix / amazon, youtube, spotify, digital pathological game, nomophobia, associated mental disorders, physical impairments, alienation virtual, digital employee dependency and leaders' perception of...
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New Humans 2030 ”presents a prospective vision of what human beings will look like in 2030. Digital technologies, human and technological diversity and innovative functionalities are vital vectors for this scenario, signaling different behavioral characteristics. Behavioral and social changes have been redesigned at all times in the lives of indivi...
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Background: With the evolution of technologies and the mobility factor, new digital devices have emerged, influencing human behavior and provoking diverse dependencies due to their abusive use. Collective environments begin to exhibit the symptoms of such dependencies, compromising people's quality of life (QOL). The objective of the present study...
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BACKGROUND: The evolution of technologies and mobility, new digital resources have emerged transforming human behavior. These include the abusive use of digital devices, leading to various dependences regarding the way people use technology. Collective environments also begin to exhibit symptoms of such dependences. OBJECTIVE: Validate a Digital De...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The boundary between cellphone use and abuse is quite tenuous. Research is required to evaluate the use of this device interacting in the everyday life of users, whether to speak or to perform tasks. OBJECTIVE: To construct a novel and specific scale to evaluate cellphone dependence checking its psychometric properties for c...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: New computer technologies, namely smart cellphones and tablets, among others, interacting along the daily life of individuals may contribute toward the rise of problems: depression, stress and physical damage (undue postures, upper and lower extremity disorders, vision problems, obesity), all of them related to excessive tim...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Daily, prolonged interactivity of individuals with technologies (computer, cell phone, tablet, among others) impacts life and significantly changes habits, behaviors, personal and social relationships. Technologies lead to a multitude of advantages, but attention is required concerning possible damages. OBJECTIVE: Validatio...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Facebook is a social network that has become part of the everyday life of contemporary humanity and is notably the most accessed digital tool, worldwide; through it, one can simultaneously relate to millions of people, as a source of information, communication or entertainment. OBJECTIVE: To produce and validate a scale to e...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Digital game or video game disorders have been recently (June 2018) included in ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disorder can occur with or without an internet connection. OBJECTIVE: Validation of a scale to evaluate the dependence of pathological digital game (PDG...
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BACKGROUND: The daily coexistence with the technologies (computer, mobile phone, tablet, among others), begins to produce significant changes in human behavior. We have observed that there is an association between dependence on technologies and major depressive disorder, as well as with other mental disorders. OBJECTIVE: To validate a scale for a...
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: One of the most popular social networks is WhatsApp. Abusive use of this tool has produced significant changes in behavioral and social behaviors and habits of individuals. Therefore, research is needed to allow us to specifically evaluate the interaction of WhatsApp with the daily lives of individuals. OBJECTIVE: Productio...
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Inroduction: The new technologies-computer, internet, cell phone (CIC)-and the daily interactivity of the individuals, have produced significant changes in the clinical, cognitive-behavioral, social, professional and environmental aspects which need to be analyzed constantly. The nomophobia [1] has to do with the dependence on technology. Are the s...
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a treatment for Internet addiction and anxiety disorders, using cognitive behavioral therapy combined with medication, and to analyze the relationship between anxiety and Internet addiction. METHOD: An open clinical trial included 84 patients (42 in the “comorbidities” group; 42 in the “no comorbiditie...
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Facebook is notably the most widely known and used social network worldwide. It has been described as a valuable tool for leisure and communication between people all over the world. However, healthy and conscience Facebook use is contrasted by excessive use and lack of control, creating an addiction with severely impacts the everyday life of many...
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Background: The growth of the Internet has led to significant change and has become an integral part of modern life. It has made life easier and provided innumerous benefits; however, excessive use has brought about the potential for addiction, leading to severe impairments in social, academic, financial, psychological, and work domains. Individua...
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INTRODUCTION: Facebook is the world's most widely accessed social network, where millions of people intercommunicate. Behavioral and psychological changes relate to abusive and uncontrolled use creating severe impacts on users' life. METHOD: A critical revision was performed through MedLine, Lilacs, SciELO and Cochrane databases using the terms: "...
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Introduction : The objective of the study was to make a systematic review of published studies that used the brain stimulation by light and sound as means to optimize brain function and increase the different treatments. Methods : The methods followed the Prisma model for eligibility of studies. Results : Four studies on the systematic review were...
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Problematic Internet use is a worldwide social issue and it can be found in any age, social, educational, or economic range. In some countries like China and South Korea internet addiction (IA) is considered a public health condition and this governments support research, education and treatment. Internet addiction has been associated with others p...
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OBJECTIVE: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapy based on cognitive and behavioral techniques: cognitive psychological education, cognitive restructuring, interoceptive exposure, breathing exercises and relaxation, all aiming at behavioral changes. The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a specific model of Cognitive Be...
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Cognitive-behavioral coaching (CBC) is a structured process of goal establishment and attainment that is grounded on the cognitive-behavioral principle that emotional and behavioral responses are not triggered by events per se but by the individual’s interpretation of them. In this respect, the CBC is a process of identifying and unblocking cogniti...
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OBJECTIVES: Rational minds make logical connections between cause and effect, whereas emotional minds make no such distinctions, following instinctive logic. This paper investigates episodic emotional memory in patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia in comparison to a control group. METHOD: Sixty volunteers, 30 patients with panic disorder...
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Panic disorder refers to the frequent and recurring acute attacks of anxiety. Objective: This study describes the routine use of mobiles phones (MPs) and investigates the appearance of possible emotional alterations or symptoms related to their use in patients with panic disorder (PD). Background: We compared patients with PD and agoraphobia being...
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Background The increasing use of new technologies and virtual communication involving personal computers (PCs), tablets and mobile phones are causing changes in individuals’ daily habits and behavior. We report the case of an individual with social phobia who developed a dependency on communication through virtual environments (i.e., nomophobia), a...
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The objective of the present study was to verify the response of patients with panic disorder (agoraphobia) to existing cognitive-behavior therapy models (CBT) of two respiratory subtypes of panic disorder (PD): respiratory subtype (RS) and non respiratory subtype (NRS). We randomly selected a sample of 50 patients diagnosed according to the Diagno...
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This long-term extension of an 8-week randomized, naturalistic study in patients with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia compared the efficacy and safety of clonazepam (n = 47) and paroxetine (n = 37) over a 3-year total treatment duration. Target doses for all patients were 2 mg/d clonazepam and 40 mg/d paroxetine (both taken at bedtime)....
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Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic, degenerative, and progressive central nervous system disease. It is characterized by motor abnormalities and cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. Objective . To describe the precise degree of clinical severity of patients with HD through a new neurocognitive assessment. Methods . Unprecedented battery of compu...
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Objetivo: O estudo com terapia cognitivo-comportamental (TCC) procurou demonstrar a preparação do paciente com transtorno do pânico para exposições agorafóbicas. Foram usadas as técnicas das exposições interoceptivas, às próprias sensações corporais, e in vivo, a locais ou situações temidas. Metodologia: 50 indivíduos, divididos em dois grupos de 2...
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The objective of the present randomized, open-label, naturalistic 8-week study was to compare the efficacy and safety of treatment with clonazepam (N = 63) and paroxetine (N = 57) in patients with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Efficacy assessment included number of panic attacks and clinician ratings of the global severity of panic di...
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Objective: To compare patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia treated with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) associated with the medication with patients treated only with medication and verify the behaviour of the cardio-respiratory symptoms of both groups. Methods: Randomized sample in the Psychiatry Institute of the Federal University o...
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Objective: This study in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) was to demonstrate the preparation of the patient with panic disorder for agoraphobic exposures. Techniques have been used for exhibitions interceptive their own bodily sensations and in vivo exposure to feared situations or places. Methodology: 50 individuals divided in two Groups of 25...
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is frequently indicated for panic disorder. The aim here was to evaluate the efficacy of a model for cognitive-behavioral therapy for treating panic disorder with agoraphobia. Randomized clinical trial at Instituto de Psiquiatria da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. A group of 50 patients with a diagnosis of panic...
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In this report, we present and discuss a hypothesis for the development, in individuals with panic disorder and agoraphobia, of dependence on his or her mobile phone (MP). This disorder, termed nomophobia, is a result of the development of new technologies. Nomophobia is considered a disorder of the modern world and refers to discomfort or anxiety...
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Our objective was to explore the dose-response relationship in patients with panic disorder and social anxiety disorder comorbidity (DSM-IV). After 1 week of no-drug washout, 36 such patients were assigned to a double-blind controlled comparison of the effects of 30 mg and 60 mg of tranylcypromine, and were followed up for 12 weeks. The main instru...
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Objective To describe with prospective methodology the therapeutic response to clonazepam or paroxetine in a 3-year treatment of panic disorder (PD). Methods A total of 120 PD outpatients (DSM-IV) were openly treated with clonazepam or paroxetine for 8 weeks. Those who responded entered a 3-year follow-up. Demographic and clinical features were co...
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to compare the scores of the WHOQOL quality of life domains with the clinical features of patients with respiratory and non-respiratory panic disorders (PD) treated at the UFRJ Panic and Respiration Laboratory. cross sectional study. Thirty-two PD outpatients under treatment were consecutively selected and evaluated by the MINI v.4.4. They were div...
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Studies have demonstrated the vulnerability of anxiety disorder patients to challenge tests. Our aim was to observe if panic disorder (PD) patients and generalized social anxiety disorder (GSAD) and performance social anxiety disorder (PSAD) patients respond in a similar way to the induction of anxiety symptoms and panic attacks by an oral caffeine...
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Aim: to compare the scores of the WHOQOL quality of life domains with the clinical features of patients with respiratory and non-respiratory panic disorders (PD) treated at the UFRJ Panic and Respiration Laboratory. Method: cross sectional study. Thirty-two PD outpatients under treatment were consecutively selected and evaluated by the MINI v.4.4....
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Our aim was to observe the induction of anxiety symptoms and panic attacks by a caffeine challenge test in panic disorder (PD) patients (DSM-IV) and their healthy first-degree relatives. We randomly selected 25 PD patients, 27 healthy first-degree relatives of probands with PD, and 22 healthy volunteers with no family history of PD. In a randomized...
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Panic disorder (PD) is characterized by frequent and recurrent acute panic attacks. The current cognitive conception for PD enhances the fear of corporal sensations, when the individual define his physical sensations as being related to a serious disease or imminent death, not interpreting them as natural physiologic mechanisms. We reported three s...
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Panic disorder (PD) is characterized by frequent and recurrent acute panic attacks. The current cognitive conception for PD enhances the fear of corporal sensations, when the individual define his physical sensations as being related to a serious disease or imminent death, not interpreting them as natural physiologic mechanisms. We reported three s...
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Mood disorders are considered related to anxiety disorders and their association may determine clinical course and prognosis. We aimed to describe with retrospective methodology the demographic, clinical, and treatment features in a group of panic disorder comorbid with bipolar I disorder (PD-BI) patients who were been treated for at least 3 year-p...
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Our aim was to compare the demographic and clinical features of panic disorder (PD) patients with agoraphobia-DSM-IV-who had a panic attack after both an oral caffeine and the 35% carbon dioxide (CO2) challenge tests (responsive group) and compare them with PD patients who did not have a panic attack after both tests (non-responsive group). We exam...
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Our aim was to observe if patients with panic disorder (PD) and patients with major depression with panic attacks (MDP) (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria) respond in a similar way to the induction of panic attacks by an oral caffeine challenge test. We randomly selected 29 patients with PD, 27 with MDP,...
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CONTEXTO: A conceituação cognitiva do transtorno de pânico (TP) realça os medos de sensações corporais (SC) em conseqüência de avaliações distorcidas pelo indivíduo, que interpreta erroneamente as SC de forma catastrófica. OBJETIVO:A importância desse relato de caso é apresentar um trabalho intensivo de indução dos sintomas de ataque de pânico, com...
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Background: The current cognitive conceptualization for the panic disorder (PD) enhances the fears of body sensations (BS) in consequence of evaluations distorted by the individual who interprets in an erroneous form the BS as catastrophic. Objective: The importance of this study is to emphasize the importance of an intensive work of induction of p...
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Alcohol addiction is the uncontrolled use of alcohol despite its harmful consequences. Depression consists of a long and continuous period of depressed mood with specific symptoms. Treatment for depression comorbidity in alcohol-dependent patients is essential to prevent complications as the suicide risk. Among adolescents and adults with major dep...

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