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Mental imagery as an emotional amplifier: application to bipolar disorder

Abstract:

Cognitions in the form of mental images have a more powerful impact on emotion than their verbal counterparts. This review synthesizes the cognitive science of imagery and emotion with transdiagnostic clinical research, yielding novel predictions for the basis of emotional volatility in bipolar disorder. Anxiety is extremely common in patients with bipolar disorder and is associated with increased dysfunction and suicidality, yet it is poorly understood and rarely treated. Mental imagery is a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.brat.2008.09.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, CIBERSAM, Barcelona, Spain
Department:
Bipolar Disorders Program
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Behaviour Research and Therapy Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
12
Pages:
1251-1258
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:4645a543-e6ad-4ac2-95b8-6d65a11f3aea
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ora:4184

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