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Cognitive factors maintaining persecutory delusions in psychosis: the contribution of depression.

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Depression is common in people with schizophrenia, but how it might directly contribute to the persistence of psychotic symptoms has rarely been tested. The key aim of the present study was to test whether depression and associated cognitive processes predict the maintenance of persecutory delusions. Three groups of participants were tested at baseline: 60 patients with persecutory delusions in the context of a schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis, 30 patients with depression, and 30 nonclinical ...

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10.1037/a0034952

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Journal of abnormal psychology
Volume:
122
Issue:
4
Pages:
1121-1131
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1939-1846
ISSN:
0021-843X
URN:
uuid:cdfd6854-c570-4bc7-bde0-14d66aa0a377
Source identifiers:
444292
Local pid:
pubs:444292

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