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The mechanisms and effects of modifying attentional biases to threatening information

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Patients with both depression and anxiety show an increased tendency to deploy attention towards negative information. Cognitive models of the illnesses predict that these negative attentional biases are causally related to the symptoms of the disorders. Consistent with this, modifying attentional bias using either antidepressant medication or simple, computer based training tasks has previously been associated with altered symptomatology in both non-clinical and clinical populations. The cur...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Research group:
Psychopharmacology and emotion research laboratory
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Author

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Browning, M
Grant:
WT081672MA
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2010-10-25

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