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The Stress of the Street for Patients With Persecutory Delusions: A Test of the Symptomatic and Psychological Effects of Going Outside Into a Busy Urban Area.

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BACKGROUND: For many patients with persecutory delusions, leaving home and going into crowded streets is a key clinical problem. In this study we aimed to inform treatment development by determining the psychological mechanisms whereby busy urban environments increase paranoia. In a randomized design with prespecified mediation analysis, we compared the effects on patients of going outside into a busy social environment with staying inside. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with current persecutor...

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10.1093/schbul/sbu173

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Schizophrenia bulletin
Publication date:
2014-12-01
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EISSN:
1745-1701
ISSN:
0586-7614
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502143
Language:
English
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2015-01-12

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