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Urbanicity, persecutory delusions, and clinical intervention: the development of a brief CBT module for helping patients with persecutory delusions enter social urban environments.

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Substantial epidemiological research has shown that psychotic experiences are more common in densely populated areas. Many patients with persecutory delusions find it difficult to enter busy social urban settings. The stress and anxiety caused by being outside lead many patients to remain in-doors. We therefore developed a brief CBT intervention, based upon a formulation of the way urban environments cause stress and anxiety, to help patients with paranoid thoughts to feel less distressed whe...

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10.1017/S1352465813000660

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
42-51
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-1833
ISSN:
1352-4658
Source identifiers:
418524
Language:
English
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uuid:1e1a50bf-acba-4816-90b1-4c04072dfc2e
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pubs:418524
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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