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International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

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30.07.2020 | Original Article

Happiness, Sadness, and Hope for the Future in Narratives of Palestinian Refugee Children

Hope, as the measurable factor of how a young person perceives the future and their ability to be successful within their cultural context over time, is associated with a variety of positive outcomes including increased perceptions of happiness …

29.07.2020 | Original Article

The Impact of Physical Activity on College Students’ Mobile Phone Dependence: the Mediating Role of Self-Control

The mobile phone dependence of college students has gradually become a common and serious problem in society. Physical activity constitutes an important intervention to ameliorate this phenomenon. Previous studies have found that self-control can …

28.07.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Effects of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and Nature Therapy on Mental Health: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Shinrin-yoku, immersing oneself in nature using one’s senses, has been receiving increased attention internationally. While most of the existing studies have focused on physical health, this systematic review and meta-analysis examined the mental …

24.07.2020 | Original Article

A Process Evaluation of a Substance Use Program for Pregnant Women: Lessons Learned from the Field

The present study used a process evaluation to explore a women-specific program that addresses the complex treatment needs of pregnant and postpartum women (PPW) with substance use disorders (SUDs). Data was collected from program participants …

24.07.2020 | Original Article

Chinese and Canadian Identity on Responses to the Experience of Shame and Guilt

Negative self-conscious emotions (shame, guilt) support self-regulation to social norms, which may be part of the identity development process. This study addressed whether cultural background affected this process. European Canadian (EC, N = 99) …

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The journal provides a forum for international debate on mental health and addiction-related issues, and helps make sense of the effects of mental health and addiction on individuals and societies. It reports on current information and developments in mental health and addiction-related research, policy, phenomenology, literature, and treatment.

The International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction offers broad-ranging coverage in such fields as psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, public health, history, law, and literature. The journal publishes feature articles, review articles, clinical notes, research notes, first-person accounts, letters to the editor, commentaries, conference reports, book reviews and abstracts.

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