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What makes one person paranoid and another person anxious? The differential prediction of social anxiety and persecutory ideation in an experimental situation.

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BACKGROUND: In recent years a close association between anxiety and persecutory ideation has been established, contrary to the traditional division of neurosis and psychosis. Nonetheless, the two experiences are distinct. The aim of this study was to identify factors that distinguish the occurrence of social anxiety and paranoid thoughts in an experimental situation. METHOD: Two hundred non-clinical individuals broadly representative of the UK general population were assessed on a range of p...

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10.1017/s0033291708003589

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
38
Issue:
8
Pages:
1121-1132
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:6b1a58b8-aedb-46a3-99c9-7718bd1856de
Source identifiers:
180514
Local pid:
pubs:180514

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