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To my mind, there are several reasons why this isn't the standard procedure. One reason is that Likert-type items are ordinal data, which means that standard statistical methods such as linear regression and t-tests shouldn't be used. Instead, non-parametric tests need to be used, and those generally confer lower statistical power. In contrast, a scale score ...


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Q: Would sparsely repeated negative prompts have negative long-term outcomes? A: Probably not, but more research would be needed to provide a definitive answer. Norem & Chang (2002) argue that how negative (or positive) cognitions affect individuals depends on their predisposition. For example, a negative prompt given to someone with unrealistic ...


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This is priming effect. There are some experiments closely related to your observation: Strack, F., Martin, L.L. and Schwarz, N. (1988), Priming and communication: Social determinants of information use in judgments of life satisfaction. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 18: 429-442. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2420180505 In this paper, the significant change in correlation ...


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I have what is mostly a frame-challenge to your question as an answer: the simple "neurotransmitter imbalance" hypothesis is a bit outdated, and it hasn't been strongly influential in a research context for a very long time. Rather, it is an extremely oversimplified way to try to explain that there are brain differences involved in depression: that it's a ...


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As a person who has dealt with 12 years of chronic bipolar depression and anxiety with multiple serious suicide attempts, I would say that much of reason behind the attempts have to do with pure absolute exhaustion. The coping skills are there but they are hard to practice everyday. I say “practice” because performing mundane tasks such as brushing my teeth ...


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Yes,many celebrities have talked about mental illness they have ,or have recovered. Most common is depression,bulimia,anorexia,OCD and sometimes bipolar,PTSD. [Not shocking since showbiz is majorly concerned about perfection and beauty to the the narrow standards prevalent]. Sometimes these claims are met with skepticism and then there's a word for it: ...


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There is actually quite some information on this. After a cursory Google Scholar search using the keywords "long-term neuronal effect of ECT" I found the following effects on the brain: A week or two after the ECT, gray matter of depressed patients seemed to be increased in volume throughout the brain (Ousdal, 2020); In rats, ECT resulted in ...


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Perhaps psychological priming. Three links below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priming_(psychology) Loizou, G., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2015). Effects of psychological priming, video, and music on anaerobic exercise performance. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 25(6), 909-920. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12391 Loersch, C., &...


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This comes from talking to a psychiatrist about the issue: One of the effects of depression is a loss of motivation. In some suicidal individuals, this has the result that they want to die, but can't work up the motivation to do anything about it. Once they start taking antidepressants, however, the lack of motivation goes away before the depression does, ...


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