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Jumping to conclusions: The psychology of delusional reasoning

Abstract:

Delusions are a key symptom of psychosis and they are frequently distressing and disabling. Existing treatments, both pharmacological and psychological, are only partially effective. It is important to develop new treatment approaches based on theoretically derived and empirically tested processes. Delusions are associated with a reasoning bias: the jumping to conclusions (JTC) bias involves gathering limited information to reach decisions. It is proposed that this bias influences appraisals ...

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10.1192/apt.bp.109.007104

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
332-339
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1472-1481
ISSN:
1355-5146
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:179739
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uuid:09f6cfa2-a61a-4d4f-81cc-85662dedae1b
Local pid:
pubs:179739
Source identifiers:
179739
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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