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Dysfunctional attitudes and vulnerability to persistent depression.

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Forty-four patients who met criteria for major depressive disorder were assessed for presence of dysfunctional attitudes and negative self-schema on admission. After six weeks, of sixteen patients who had shown high dysfunctional attitudes, six (35%) had not recovered. By contrast, of seventeen patients who had been equally severely depressed at the outset, but had low dysfunctional attitudes, only one (6%) had not recovered. The rating by the patients of themselves, as opposed to their attit...

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Williams, JM More by this author
Teasdale, JD More by this author
Paykel, ES More by this author
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
375-381
Publication date:
1990-05-05
EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:5d47f0f3-431f-4dda-8a61-a29b23b9805a
Source identifiers:
448845
Local pid:
pubs:448845

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