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Acting on persecutory delusions: the importance of safety seeking.

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OBJECTIVE: Acting on delusions is a significant clinical issue. The concept of safety behaviours--actions carried out with the intention of reducing perceived threat--provides a new way of understanding acting on delusions. A study was conducted with the aim of examining the prevalence and correlates of safety behaviours related to persecutory delusions. METHOD: One hundred patients with persecutory delusions were assessed for safety behaviours, acting on delusions, anxiety, depression, and ...

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10.1016/j.brat.2006.01.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy More from this journal
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-99
Publication date:
2007-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:180491
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uuid:a6c3257c-b19e-4072-b3fa-133cecb26c5b
Local pid:
pubs:180491
Source identifiers:
180491
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2012-12-19

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