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Helping patients with paranoid and suspicious thoughts: A cognitive-behavioural approach

Abstract:

Paranoid and suspicious thoughts are a significant clinical topic. They regularly occur in 10-15% of the general population, and persecutory delusions are a frequent symptom of psychosis. In the past, patients were discouraged from talking about paranoid experiences. In contrast, it is now recommended that patients are given time to talk about them, and cognitive-behavioural techniques are being used to reduce distress. In this article we present the theoretical understanding of paranoia that...

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10.1192/apt.12.6.404

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Journal:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Volume:
12
Issue:
6
Pages:
404-415
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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ISSN:
1355-5146
URN:
uuid:5e9015e2-d250-46eb-8016-cf79da983aac
Source identifiers:
180535
Local pid:
pubs:180535
Language:
English

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