Shiri Ben-Naim's research while affiliated with Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other places

Publications (9)

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Objective Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) represent one of the most sizable treatment challenges in neuropsychiatry. Although the underlying mechanism far from being understood, several interventions have been suggested. However, patients with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and epilepsy are excluded from most intervention studies. Method...
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Background: Therapeutic outcomes of STN-DBS for movement and psychiatric disorders depend on electrode location within the STN. Electrophysiological and functional mapping of the STN has progressed considerably in the past years, identifying beta-band oscillatory activity in the dorsal STN as a motor biomarker. It also has been suggested that STN...
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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are of the most elusive phenomena in epileptology. Patients with PNES present episodes resembling epileptic seizures in their semiology yet lacking the underlying epileptic brain activity. These episodes are assumed to be related to psychological distress from past trauma, yet the underlying mechanism of thi...
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Parents of children with ADHD often experience low marital satisfaction, since the child's increased susceptibility to maladjustment can affect family dynamics as a whole. Objectives: To explore this association by examining parental stress and parental self-efficacy as two possible mediators. Method: Totally, 182 Israeli parents of children in...
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Subcallosal Brodmann's Area 25 (Cg25) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a new promising therapy for treatment resistant major depressive disorder (TR-MDD). While different DBS stimulating parameters may have an impact on the efficacy and safety of the therapy, there is no data to support a protocol for optimal stimulation parameters for depression. H...
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Adult attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself through a variety of symptoms, some of which affect not only occupational and recreational activities but also intimate relationships. Previous findings have focused on the effects of adult ADHD on intimacy and relationships from the ADHD diagnosed person’s point of view. Ho...
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Some resilient students with LD succeed ‘against the odds’ and reach college. The goals of the study are to explore their resources and barriers during their studies. The relationships between academic self-efficacy (ASE) and personal resources (sense of coherence (SOC) and hope) among college students with learning disabilities (LD) will be examin...
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The transition to college often occasions excitement as well as elevated stress for students. The latter may be especially the case for those with learning disabilities (LD), who can encounter problems both socially and academically. This study follows students both with and without LD during the first month of college to explore the relationships...

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... In the UK, there has been an increased recognition that patients with DS receive insufficient treatment and support from mental health services. Psychological interventions are the recommended treatment for DS (Ben-Naim et al., 2020;Fritzsche et al., 2013). Despite this, the evidence for the efficacy of psychotherapy for patients with DS is still limited (Haritsa et al., 2021), with most evidence coming from small and uncontrolled studies (Baslet, 2012;Brooks et al., 2007). ...
... Studies that did take the location of recordings into account present spatially diffuse movement-induced modulations in beta and gamma power that appear strongest in the dorsolateral part of the STN (Geng et al., 2018;Lofredi et al., 2018;Tinkhauser et al., 2019). Additionally, theta/alpha modulations associated with the processing of affective pictures have been found near the ventral border (Rappel et al., 2020). These observations are reminiscent of the scattered peak locations we found for cortico-STN beta coherence and the seemingly more confined alpha coherence cluster that was located more ventromedially, hence potentially linking local task-induced activations with long-range functional networks. ...
... Also, electroencephalography (EEG) shows no epileptic changes (3). PNES is classified as a conversion disorder (a functional neurological disorder), according to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) (4). PNES may occur at any age during life; however, it peaks during adolescence and early adulthood. ...
... There is substantial evidence that a child's attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology is associated with increased levels of parenting stress (Muñoz-Silva et al., 2017;Theule et al., 2013;Wiener et al., 2016) and lower parental relationship quality (Ben-Naim et al., 2018;Weyers et al., 2019). The ability to engage in individual and dyadic coping, however, can reduce the negative effect of stress on couple relationships and promote positivity between partners (Bodenmann, 2000(Bodenmann, , 2005Bodenmann et al., 2010;Bodenmann & Shantinath, 2004). ...
... Sham stimulation using zero Volt (sub-threshold stimulation) without was failed to elicit any changes in behavior. This pivotal study presented by Mayberg at al. (11) initiated further studies of SCC DBS for TRD (18)(19)(20)(21)(22)(23)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28)(29)(30). The detailed clinical outcomes of open-label studies and RCTs of SCC DBS for TRD are presented in Table 1. ...
... Aile sorumluluklarını yerine getirmekte güçlükler yaşayan bu kişilerin aile ve evlilik işlevselliklerinin azaldığı, aile ve evliliğe ilişkin algılarının eşlerine göre daha olumsuz olduğu (23,24) ve evliliklerinde daha fazla sorun yaşadıkları görülmektedir (5,25,26). DEHB tanılı kişilerin eşlerinin de psikolojik uyumsuzluklarının daha fazla, evlilik doyumlarının, evliliklerindeki yakınlık ve aile yaşamlarından duydukları memnuniyetin daha az olduğu belirtilmekte ve çalışmalarda DEHB'li bir eşle yaşamın zorlayıcı olabileceğine değinilmektedir (3,24,27). ...
... Research has demonstrated that this construct plays an essential role in shaping learning motivation, persistence, and academic achievement (Ben-Naim, Laslo-Roth, Einav, Biran & Margalit, 2017;Zimmerman, 2000;Cassidy, 2015). It is as yet unclear at what age self-efficacy is sufficiently developed to impact school outcomes. ...
... Furthermore, hope has been identified as a significant mediator in the relationship between religiosity and depressive symptoms in both adults (Chang et al. 2013) and adolescents (Rose et al. 2018). Moreover, hope has been found to mediate the association between health status and psychological distress in women with breast cancer (RustØen et al. 2010); between perfectionism and depression in middle school students (Ashby et al. 2011), and between learning disabilities and both loneliness and academic self-efficacy in first-year undergraduate students (Feldman et al. 2016). ...