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How Disorder-Specific are Depressive Attributions? A Comparison of Individuals with Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Healthy Controls

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Depressed individuals tend to assign internal, stable, and global causes to negative events. The present study investigated the specificity of this effect to depression and compared depressive attributional styles of individuals with major depression (MD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and healthy controls. We indexed attributional style using the depressive attributions questionnaire in 164 participants. Additionally, we assessed appraisals characteristic of PTSD using the post-trau...

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10.1007/s10608-011-9429-0

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Donaldson, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
731-739
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1573-2819
ISSN:
0147-5916
URN:
uuid:29297ec1-8520-4c7e-aaff-8fbe1d914e71
Source identifiers:
366498
Local pid:
pubs:366498

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