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Worry, worry processes and dimensions of delusions: An exploratory investigation of a role for anxiety processes in the maintenance of delusional distress

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The efficacy of CBT for psychosis will be enhanced by a greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying symptoms. Therefore, an investigation is reported that examined a role for a neglected factor, anxiety, in the maintenance of delusional beliefs. It was hypothesized that processes responsible for chronic worry, as detailed by Wells' (1994a) meta-cognitive model, contribute to delusional distress. Questionnaire measures of anxiety, chronic worry and of meta-worry and related processes we...

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Journal:
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
47-62
Publication date:
1999-01-05
ISSN:
1352-4658
URN:
uuid:76b9a7b5-d7df-4486-b887-76fb160b7651
Source identifiers:
180545
Local pid:
pubs:180545
Language:
English
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