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The relationship between obsessive beliefs and thought-control strategies in a clinical sample

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Previous research has linked obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to maladaptive strategies of thought control, which in turn may elicit a paradoxical increase in the unwanted thought. One explanation for OCD patients' use of maladaptive thought control strategies is that they tend to overestimate the importance of their thoughts, or perceive a greater need to control them. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between obsessive beliefs and use of maladaptive thought con...

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10.1007/s10608-006-9072-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cognitive Therapy and Research
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
307-318
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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EISSN:
1573-2819
ISSN:
0147-5916
URN:
uuid:15a78e52-6ce9-4bd0-adc4-901521ef4682
Source identifiers:
357661
Local pid:
pubs:357661

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