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Insomnia, worry, anxiety and depression as predictors of the occurrence and persistence of paranoid thinking.

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PURPOSE: Our theoretical model proposes that insomnia, worry, and negative affect are important determinants of paranoid thinking. Anxiety produces anticipation of threat, depression increases the sense of vulnerability, worry leads to implausible ideas, and insomnia exacerbates negative affect and creates an altered perceptual state. The study objective was to examine for the first time these factors as predictors of the onset of new paranoid thinking and of the persistence of existing paran...

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10.1007/s00127-011-0433-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume:
47
Issue:
8
Pages:
1195-1203
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
URN:
uuid:d1e17eb1-d8c4-4016-8e8c-8cf1d537b607
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180407
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pubs:180407

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