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Psychological characteristics of religious delusions

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Purpose: Religious delusions are common and are considered to be particularly difficult to treat. In this study we investigated what psychological processes may underlie the reported treatment resistance. In particular, we focused on the perceptual, cognitive, affective and behavioural mechanisms held to maintain delusions in cognitive models of psychosis, as these form the key treatment targets in cognitive behavioural therapy. We compared religious delusions to delusions with other content....

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10.1007/s00127-013-0811-y

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Publisher:
Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Journal:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Volume:
49
Issue:
7
Pages:
1051-1061
Publication date:
2014
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ISSN:
0933-7954
URN:
uuid:9d5dab2d-df7a-45b1-98bf-8b318d6f2db9
Source identifiers:
477714
Local pid:
pubs:477714
Language:
English
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