• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 29th June, 2012
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Narrative exposure therapy (NET)

Short-term treatment for traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically designed for use in crisis regions where longer-term treatment is not possible. Therapy involves the joint creation of the patient’s personal history, involving specific memories related to trauma. The aim is for patients to explore their traumatic memories within the safety of therapy and to reduce the im…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 14th March, 2011
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Nudging

A form of public health prevention defined in a book by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing economic incentives. The approach is both paternalistic -giving permission of the state to influence people’s behavior to make them healthier- and libertarian -not permitting the use of legislation o…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 01st October, 2010
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Neuroscience

Physiological functioning includes the study of hormonal, immunological and cardiovascular processes, among others.…

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  • By Sarah Blower
  • Posted on Sunday 11th April, 2010
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National Implementation Research Network

The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is a US center based at the Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, that seeks to support the high quality implementation of evidence based programs. Co-directed by Karen Blase and Dean Fixsen it conducts research contributing to the evidence base for implementation science.…

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  • By Sarah Blower
  • Posted on Tuesday 07th October, 2008
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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent UK organization responsible for providing guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. It provides guidance in three main areas of health: (1) public health (2) the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures and (3) the appropriate treatment and care of p…

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  • By Sarah Blower
  • Posted on Thursday 05th June, 2008
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National Prevention Network

The National Prevention Network or NPN is an organization of State alcohol and other drug abuse prevention representatives in the US and provides a national advocacy and communication system for prevention. It is also a component of National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors, or NASADAD.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 31st July, 2007
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non-shared effects

Studies of genetic effects on children's health and development have typically focused on three types of effect. First is the impact of genes. Second is the effect of the shared environment, which refers to influences that make siblings more like each other. Third are non-shared effects, which refer to influences in the environment that make siblings less alike, and, in research terms, also take i…

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