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Cognitive behavioural treatment of insomnia in individuals with persistent persecutory delusions: a pilot trial.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is a putative causal factor for persecutory thinking. Recent epidemiological studies show a strong association of insomnia and paranoia. The clinical implication is that reducing insomnia will reduce paranoid delusions. This study, evaluating for the first time the treatment of insomnia in individuals with persecutory delusions, provides a test of this hypothesis. It was predicted that a brief cognitive behavioural intervention for insomnia (CBT-I) for ind...

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10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.02.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
330-336
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1873-7943
ISSN:
0005-7916
URN:
uuid:21cbc7ae-5be8-4cf5-b812-1f66656838e4
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139983
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pubs:139983

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