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There are a number of scales that are used to measure happiness. One widely used measure is the PANAS, the "Positive and Negative Affect Schedule" (Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988). Lyubomirsky and Lepper (1999) have developed the Subjective Happiness Scale, there is the satisfaction with life scale (Diener et al. 1985), and the Oxford Happiness ...


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To answer those questions, first, we need to define the above-mentioned terms: A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual's cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning ...


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Meditation has been proposed as being useful but there are warnings against it as well. Example Search for "meditation and schizophrenia" and you will find scholarly (and not so scholarly) articles on the subject. Here are two that turned up - I make no comments on their validity. Precipitation of acute psychotic episodes by intensive meditation in ...


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Metacognitive therapy has been proposed to improve disorganized thinking. Metacognition can be thought of as our ability to "think about thinking." Essentially, it's a person's ability to organize their thoughts into a coherent narrative, reflect on their thoughts and experiences, take the perspective of others, and make sense of the world. Individuals with ...



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